Three DevOps Advancements Coming in 2021
DevOps is not a new concept, however in 2021, it is proving to be not only increasingly valuable, but necessary for businesses across the globe. While the digital sphere was already ingrained in most company’s business strategies, the pandemic brought with it increased opportunities for DevOps to take off, as technology and business leaders alike recognized the need to keep everyone connected, and safely. So, what does 2021 bring for DevOps? We’re glad you asked.
First off, what is DevOps?
Before we dive into the DevOps trends of 2021, what is it exactly? DevOps is a set of practices that bridges the gap between Development (Dev) and IT Operations (Ops). Its goal is to continuously provide high quality software at a faster pace than traditional software development processes. These practices are more cost-efficient and allow for updated software at a more frequent rate, along with improved KPIs and overall long-term growth. Also included in this realm are SecOps (Security and IT Operations) and DevSecOps (Development, Security, and IT Operations) which we will get into a bit later.
While cloud-centered infrastructures are already well in use, technologists are making a huge push towards this approach in 2021. As the pandemic created a large remote workforce, this push for businesses has increased rapidly. “Cloud-native apps focus on how the apps undergo development along with services based on containers, deployed as Microservices, and managed through DevOps processes” (Spec India, 2020). Taking a cloud-centric approach reduces data loss and promotes continuous integration and delivery, which facilitates business processes.
Another DevOps trend in 2021 is the implementation of security (hence the term DevSecOps), as this has become more of a concern and priority due to the pandemic creating a widespread network. This includes more emphasis on the EU’s GDPR regulations as well as data privacy. DevOps’ security integration helps prevent cyberattacks and creates a reliable infrastructure right from the get-go. At each stage of the software development process, security is now of utmost importance and thoroughly analyzed before and during implementation.
Utilizing AI and ML
While DevOps already incorporates Automated Intelligence and Machine Learning in its practices, these algorithms are spiking this year, so much so that new terms like DataOps and AIOps are on the horizon. Utilizing AI and ML helps prevent problems, while also offering a multitude of solutions to create the best outcome. These algorithms also provide feedback on applications, spotting flaws quickly and enhancing communication with a more streamlined process by utilizing things like chatbots. Additionally, to increase value to businesses, BizDevOps is in the process of being created, merging those who know the business with those who know the applications and infrastructure to create a more unified and cohesive workflow.
By implementing these advancements, companies have the opportunity to reap the benefits of enhanced security and collaboration, automated preventative measures, more solutions, and increased efficiency. We hope this helped you understand more of the DevOps trends in 2021 and if you have any questions about its practices or its benefits, please feel free to reach out to us – we’d love to chat! Additionally, check out our other blogs for more technology insights!
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