DevOps is a well-trodden path, which has been gaining momentum over the past few years. Considering ever-evolving routines, the year 2019 is becoming the year of interest for organizations looking out for DevOps improvements. DevOps has ushered in a wave of new collaboration between different teams, which has led to the creation of an end to end connection across organizational structures.
Given this style of DevOps, there is a seamless connection between the development and operational teams, which has enabled both sets of groups to work as a single unit. Let’s take a look at current DevOps trends that you may wish to look out for in the year 2019.
Automation Through Artificial Intelligence and Data Science: The continuous rise of artificial intelligence and data science has become a game changer to reckon. A majority of applications these days are fueled by AI, which is pushing DevOps teams to look for opportunities within their workflow streams for automation possibilities. Zero-touch automation is the aim for 2019; the idea is to see how much of it can be implemented eventually. As the amount of data being generated by DevOps increases by the day, there are a lot of insights which can be driven through the use of artificial intelligence and big data. Add a layer of machine learning to this mix, and you will have a lot of tools to play around with your data and generate useful insights.
Go Serverless: Serverless computing is not an abstract invention anymore; it has changed the way applications are being developed, tested and operated in today’s scenario. By going serverless, IT companies can scale their workloads in the Cloud, thereby making use of cost-effective solutions. Companies can channel their primary focus on app development, while server provisions are taken care of by Cloud providers and managers — the serverless feature can allow companies to pay for what they use. Going serverless can help organizations achieve business agility, which can add an extra layer of efficiency in the long run. Functions as a service or FaaS will emerge as the next hot commodity in 2019, which will further enable a faster startup time, along with better utilization of resources and advantageous process management. All of these will emerge as benefits, with the use of DevOps software.
Everything as Code: There is no denying the fact that coding has become the backbone of the IT industry now. The future of this industry relies on the technical capabilities of the developers, the testers, and the operation’s people. Since DevOps is all about automation, fewer failure fixes, to facilitate faster delivery cycles, there is an imminent need to bring in code which can be easily versioned and reused to enhance the efficiency of software production cycles. The concept of “Everything as Code,” including Infrastructure as Code, is the underlying practice of DevOps and it can be introduced into the SDLC within 2019 to create ripples in the DevOps world.
Embedded Security is of Utmost Precedence: Security breaches have made organizations take notice of cybersecurity and turning it into a business imperative. Through the implementation of embedded security, greater collaboration can be enabled within the software development processes, making the process efficient, effective, and remarkably seamless. Mainstream DevOps will begin using security as a code, which makes the entire team accountable right from the initiation stage within the development cycle.
Continuous Delivery is the Buzzword: Continuous Delivery is the buzzword garnering a lot of stress as 2019 begins to take control of the DevOps world. The trend has shifted from continuous integration, and slowly heading to consistent delivery. DevOps is taking a more inclusive approach to the world of software development, and it will continue to be ramped up as the days’ progress. To support and maintain this shift more and more companies will adopt tools to handle multiple segments of the continuous delivery process, including those processes which are focused on building, deploying, and releasing the different stages within the software development process.
DevOps is improving with each year, and there is a lot of emphasis being laid on the improvements of processes, which can make the operation of the DevOps even more effective and useful. The concept is no longer new; initiation and carrying forward is what needs to be taken into consideration, to ensure everything is working smoothly as a well-oiled machine.