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Devops Trends to watch in a post-COVID era

Devops Trends to watch in a post-COVID era

COVID-19 has not only pushed the digital adaption by the customers immensely, but the industry at large has also seen the digital transformation accelerate by at least twice the rate at which it was planned. This technology advancement is possible only because of various next-gen coding practices are being practiced and DevOps is one of them.

So, what are the trends that we will get to see in DevOps going further? Let us have a look.

  • Cloud-native to be a big trend
    The term is interchangeably used to describe container-based environments will be a key trend to watch in the months to come. The cloud native applications will be software agnostic, they will see more of microservices based architecture being used and will pave way for more innovative approaches while building the applications, leading to a lighter code.
  • Betting heavy on Artificial intelligence
    AI has been playing a pivotal role in many development practices right from voice-based commands to chatbots and DevOps is no exception. Companies across the globe are betting big on optimizing test cases to say the least on how artificial intelligence will impact the DevOps teams.AI alongwith ML(Machine Learning) capabilities would prove revolutionary for the future software ecosystem.AI/ML based solutions have use cases in all industries and verticals across be it Retail, Banking, Education, Heatlhcare etc.
  • Security
    Going forward DevSecOps is going to be the flavour of the year. DevSecOps or Security in DevOps is a critical and major trend to watch out for as there is significantly higher push towards digitalisation because of the pandemic. The teams will start deploying security features early in the development process. This will avert the re-testing and re-deployment of the code when a vulnerability is found.
  • Kubernetes becomes more stronger
    A container management tool developed by Google is gaining lot more importance and acceptance in the developer circles. In the year 2020–21, Kubernetes will see a lot more usage such as effectively creating staging environments, move applications to production with minimal downtime and much more. The developer community will see the rise of community-based learning process when it comes to adapting this tool.In short going forward post-covid era, kubernetes as a technology will continue to dominate the Devops toolchain and will see more adoption from organisations across the globe.
  • Automation
    Continuous integration,continuous testing and continuous delivery are key aspects of any DevOps based software delivery process. Deploying code to automate the above-mentioned aspects could lead to a huge amount of savings in time and money. Hence, we believe that most of the organizations will put their energies on automating the processes. There will be greater number of tools that will be developed and launched in the market which will not only make automation easy but will also make testing of these applications easier.
  • Microservices
    DevOps and microservices go hand in hand. Especially because of the current pandemic situation, the companies worldwide will start crunching their monolithic software chunks into smaller snackable microservices based architecture. This is important trend as in the recent past, we have seen multiple attacks on various organizations which were using legacy monolithic applications.

These are the trends that we think will be on top of the minds of the developer community, as the world is slowly started to live with the virus and will learn to live post pandemic.

It is important that before companies commit themselves to DevOps based software development processes, they get an understanding and acceptance from all the relevant stakeholders from within and outside the company. Jumping the bandwagon without proper strategic planning could prove to be disastrous.

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