Top DevOps Trends in 2022

DevOps is a significant methodology used by enterprises today across the globe. It was during the pandemic that DevOps rose to fame as everything happened remotely. All thanks to scalability, quick delivery, better quality, and customer fulfilment.

As a matter of fact, as many as 83% of companies have adopted DevOps in 2021. Based on Gartner’s survey, by 2025, almost 85% of enterprises are expected to go with a cloud computing strategy.

We have listed the top trends in DevOps for this year 2022. Have a look:

1. Containerization

One of the factors contributing to the rise of DevOps is the growing use of container technologies. Containers are lightweight, self-contained environments that make it easier to host and manage web applications. It’s made to be fast, productive, and dependable.

By 2023, Gartner expects 70% of companies to run two or more containerized applications. The use of Kubernetes and container-native services for networking, storage, and security will continue to rise. Agility and speed will be required as applications become more complex. Containers are the best way to build applications that are scalable, change quickly to add new features and solve customer issues to gain a competitive advantage. As more apps are developed and changes occur more rapidly, DevOps will have to deal with data delays. In the cloud, customers are looking for suitable platforms that can help them resolve their issues.

2. Serverless Computing

The concept of serverless computing has emerged as a new and exciting approach to deploying software and other services. Serverless computing smoothens DevOps operations and enhances architectural flexibility at minimum costs. While automating software development, DevOps includes the entire software lifecycle, from development to deployment, testing, and maintenance, all in one place. Serverless computing is now helping developers in reducing their workload by taking care of server maintenance such as system updates and cloud monitoring.

Bringing the Development and Operations teams together and eliminating their disparities, it provides enormous benefits to DevOps. Developers don’t need to access infrastructure execution because they’re linked to cloud servers. Serverless computing generates code for DevOps pipelines without the need for a host to build, test, and deploy. This streamlines deployments and reduces costs by centralizing infrastructure and business strategy.

3. Microservices Architecture

Microservices architecture is the new buzzword in the industry and is becoming hugely popular and rightly so. With DevOps practices and microservices architecture, unified teams can work swiftly, the technology stack can be managed well, there is scope for smooth upgrades, smooth maintenance of development and release cycles, tracking performance metrics consistently, and quick time to reach customers.

With Microservices it is possible to split large monolithic applications into smaller and feasible units. The release cycles are shorter and faster and this, in turn, enables teams to build and modernize applications.

4. DevSecOps

Security is a major responsibility for many companies with the evolution and emergence of newer tools and technologies. As the pressure to stay abreast with the latest technologies trends mount up teams are having a tough time managing testing of delicate data and information. This led to the inception of DevSecOps — Development Security Operations. DevSecOps is an aggregation of the best of operations, software delivery, and development where weightage is given to security and adherence to curb any breach of information.

DevSecOps detects any security risks early in the software cycle and helps to mitigate the spend by restoring the data and information efficiently when needed. It binds both IT and business teams with security and awareness.

5. Low-code apps

Low code application platforms are used to streamline development and delivery processes through automation. You need not have a coding skill set to use low-code platforms, which means any non-technical person can assist in developing software via the built-in visual interface that comes with the platform. The drag-and-drop feature helps in quick tasks completion and in turn in quicker delivery cycles.

Low code brings much-needed coordination between teams and accelerates growth in the organization. There is tremendous scope for programming tools to configure with low-code apps. This unified platform can help DevOps teams with practices like QA, validation, and version control. Low code is going to be a trendsetter as it helps in the quick and smooth development and deployment of applications.

6. GitOps

GitOps is an operational structure that helps in workflow control and automation in DevOps practices. It is based on Kubernetes prototype and a recent extension in DevOps. It is used to pull requests and manage the aggregation of applications and delivery. While managing cloud-native and clustered applications with CI/CD, GitOps uses conventional development tools and automates the cloud-native app development, managing and monitoring.

In GitOps, upgrades happen in phases and continuous integration and development are happening constantly at these stages. The release cycles are smooth and quick. The platform is efficient enough to run tasks from the pipeline, read and write files, manage CI/Cd, enhance containerization, version control dynamics. GitOps is emerging as a winner due to its best infrastructure management capabilities.

7. Infrastructure as Code

IaC — Infrastructure as Code is not just limited to DevOps automation; it automates resource management and provisioning as well. During automation, code is used instead of configuration tools. Automation starts happening early in the development cycle which helps to manage risks better. IaC helps to minimize human errors as it enables infrastructure stabilization and quick implementation.

GitOps facilitates teams to create strong and compatible systems which can be easily replicated and implemented in production, development, and testing environments. DevOps teams with IaC hold the command over all areas of the environment — VMs, storage, operating systems, app configuration, networking, containers, and interconnection between various components of the teams.

Advantages of IaC include consistently implementing similar frameworks, smooth deployment of cloud-native applications, attributability, providing enhanced and lasting infrastructure, and definitely better productivity across all teams in the software cycle.

8. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI and ML) optimize DevOps processes in dynamic environments. They come together and assist DevOps teams by simplifying feedback loops and handling alerts efficiently. It enables developers to review performance based on operational metrics, sentiment analysis, success building, identifying and interpreting patterns, testing, and execution.

Today customers have evolved and hence companies are opting for progressive analytical processes like predictive analytics. With DevOps and AI/ML, companies can predict upcoming trends, user behavior and actions. Data mining, thorough analysis, learning, statistics, and modeling are a part of DevOps and hence it is going to be one of the most trending areas in the industry.

9. Automation in DevOps

Automation is another buzzword in the IT industry today. Automation is a breather that most developers were looking for. It is now part of the core of DevOps practices and QA. In order to maintain critical tasks, one needs technical and multitasking expertise which can be achieved through automation. Repetitive and less critical tasks are automated so that human resources can concentrate on high-priority tasks and other innovative work.

Automated testing helps mitigate human errors and can be run multiple times. It has proven to be consistent with results.

10. Cloud Management Platform (CMP)

Organizations have realized the potential of cloud and cloud-native applications. They should now adopt CMP (Cloud Management Platform) and make a path to establish a sustainable cloud-centric base to help cloud-based applications and workflows deliver seamlessly.

CMP for DevOps streamlines cloud operations, manages cloud computing resources, enhances cloud security, and helps in risk reduction.

Lastly,

DevOps is a never-ending process and is here to stay and we all know that by now. DevOps will bring in that transformation and help companies with a constant and reliable workflow pipeline and faster release cycles.

Automation and DevOps tools are a terrific combination that companies should implement in their practices for seamless CI/CD (Continuous Integration and Continuous Development) throughout the cloud platforms.

Our team of experts at Embitel are here to help you outline your objectives and assist you with well-founded solutions where you can deliver and release cycles quickly and consistently. To know more and get a free demo, contact our Sales team. Sales@embitel.com

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