2023: What do we look forward to in Cloud and DevOps?

CloudifyOps
4 min readDec 22, 2022

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It’s that time of the year again when we stop to look back, analyze what went right and wrong, and think about changes for the new year ahead. Taking stock of where we stand today compared to the business goals we set at the beginning of the year is critical to any business’s growth and journey. And technology trends show us areas of potential growth opportunities.

Why technology trends?

The technology trends we see today have established themselves in the past decade. Think Machine Learning, big data, and the Internet of Things, among many others. They have become an unavoidable part of our lives. Can you imagine your inbox without spam filters? How about those personalized recommendations on your favorite food or shopping apps? These technologies have evolved by being adopted by different industries and seeing the benefits they provide to society.

Chatbots across sites and mobile apps to support users is a good example of how Machine Learning, specifically Neuro-Linguistic Programming, has become a part of our lives.

The reality of trends

But it is nearly impossible to adapt to multiple technology trends, with the mammoth amount of information that has to be absorbed and replicated. Let us not forget the tools that help teams navigate these technologies. Trying to keep up with the “trending” or “latest” in the industry asks for a tremendous amount of time and commitment from teams.

Change requires time and effort. Each business may reach complete adoption/maturity and reap the results differently. We must identify and focus on specific technologies, tools, and platforms that align with our business needs and goals.

What were the top trends in 2022?

Having spoken about the pros and cons, let us look at what happened in 2022.

GitOps continued to gain acceptance. GitOps is all about applying DevOps best practices to infrastructure automation. Every change can be easily tracked, audited, and retrieved. Managing deployments becomes easier when changes are made auditable.

Security can never be an afterthought. DevSecOps, a best practice for developing secure, high-quality code, emphasizes the role of security in the DevOps roadmap bringing reduced security gaps, vulnerabilities, and other software issues. The DevSecOps market could reach USD 23.42 billion by 2028, according to the latest analysis by Emergen Research.

Agile and secure data management is essential for faster release and accelerated development. DataOps will continue to gain traction among businesses as it supports people, processes, and technology in a DevOps culture by enabling high-quality data, collaboration, and monitoring.

Site Reliability Engineer was identified as one of the fastest-growing job titles in a LinkedIn list covering job searches from 2017 to 2021. According to DevOps Institute’s Global SRE Pulse 2022, 62% of organizations across the globe are adopting SRE. One key takeaway from the report was that SRE is an essential engineering function for digital transformation.

What should we look forward to in 2023?

The trends from 2022 will continue to be focus areas for many businesses. Where your business is in the adoption curve tells you how much more of your change journey remains.

One new trend we can expect to see more in 2023 is platform engineering. Gartner expects that by 2026, 80% of software engineering organizations will establish platform teams as internal providers of reusable services, components, and tools for application delivery. Platform engineering focuses on augmenting developer productivity with the platforms encouraging consistency and efficiency.

In other words, platform engineering simplifies the increasingly complex and distributed software development environment by consolidating data and knowledge about applications, services, and infrastructure in one place. It encourages consistency and efficiency and is critical in the long run for businesses adopting DevOps.

CloudifyOps is an AWS Advanced Tier Partner and has achieved Service Delivery Capability for Web Application Firewall this year. We also have expertise in Azure and Google Cloud Platforms. In 2023, we will focus on Service Delivery Capabilities in other AWS services.

We look forward to another milestone-filled year of journeying with our current and new customers. We are committed to enabling businesses in their DevOps and Cloud journeys and getting the maximum benefits for all stakeholders. To know more about how we can help you, visit our site.

References:

https://www.gartner.com/en/articles/gartner-top-10-strategic-technology-trends-for-2023

https://www.gartner.com/en/articles/what-is-platform-engineering

https://platformengineering.org/blog/what-is-platform-engineering

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2022/09/26/the-5-biggest-technology-trends-in-2023-everyone-must-get-ready-for-now/?sh=370bc95a55d9

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2022/06/09/how-tech-leaders-can-stay-up-to-date-on-technology-trends/?sh=38a1d1692005

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linkedin-jobs-rise-2022-25-us-roles-growing-demand-linkedin-news/

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/devsecops-market-size-to-reach-usd-23-42-billion-in-2028--rising-need-for-repeatable-and-adaptive-processes-and-increasing-need-for-custom-code-security-are-key-factors-driving-industry-demand-says-emergen-research-301481508.html

https://www.apmdigest.com/global-sre-pulse-2022-site-reliability-engineer

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