7 Top DevOps Trends for 2021
As DevOps matures, it continues to change IT and digital management across the world. Here are top DevOps trends to watch out for in 2021.
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The effect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on organizations and individuals was unanticipated. Almost a year in, companies have now begun to examine the situation and make some informed predictions about how long the pandemic's impact will last.
One enormous takeaway, for IT pioneers as well as everyone else, is the means by which innovation has assumed an urgent function in an individuals' ability to keep on working, learning, the delivery of services, and socializing.
For most organizations, IT has moved from ‘that which assists with completing the business’ to a strategic and mission-critical function. Engineers and DevOps experts have abruptly appeared in a new dimension of opportunity, with a restored focus around frequent upgrades and innovations.
DevOps is now two decades young and its focus has spread beyond just product delivery. The methodology is no longer merely an amalgamation of Dev and Ops but is now aimed at eliminating barriers between enterprises and their customers. DevOps now focuses not only on the delivery of new products and features but also on value addition.
So what’s next as DevOps rapidly evolves?
With my viewpoint directed at the future, I have assembled a list of the 7 top DevOps trends for 2021.
Even before the disruptions caused by the pandemic, most enterprises were, at that point, taking actions to build a more cloud-centric foundation to help cloud-based work processes and applications. Given the need for businesses to adjust and adapt a lot, this move should happen significantly quicker than you may have planned.
Truth be told, as indicated by IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Developer and DevOps 2021 Predictions, 80% of undertakings will have built up a system to double the pace of this migration before 2021 end. On account of the move towards a principally remote workforce, this number could end up being considerably higher.
2. Prioritizing Edge
Despite the fact that most choices are being made in light of current situations, enterprises across the globe have perceived how significant edge-driven ventures and plans of action have been all through 2020.
Edge computing permits applications to respond precisely where the data is made with its dispersed architecture: on the edge of the network. Lately, this ground-breaking methodology has been used for things like fitness trackers and household devices.
This sort of significant transition will require a changed infrastructural framework, with data assets and application assets pushed toward edge areas; however, the result will be justified, despite all the trouble. By turning to the cloud-centric edge and network arrangements, organizations will have the option to:
• Rapidly react to business goals.
• Offer greater flexibility to their people.
• Promote better digital dependence and scaling.
3. Hybrid Design
While a few organizations diverted to telecommute employee work arrangements, nobody could be ready for what this might be like by the end of 2020, with a large portion of us still at home behind our PCs. Looking forward to 2021, enterprises will possibly have to settle on more enduring decisions about their scattered workforce.
An IDC report states that by 2023, over 75% of G2000 enterprises will have a hybrid structure.
4. Enhancing Self-service
As featured in a comprehensive State of DevOps report by Puppet, self-service for designers and developers is on the ascent. This isn't on the grounds that self-service alternatives are improving, however, that is valid. For enterprises with developing DevOps practices, self-service capabilities further develop your DevOps.
Self-service capabilities are presently promptly accessible for the following DevOps practices:
• Dev conditions
• CI/CD work processes
• Deployment designs
• Provisioning databases
• Alerts and monitoring
• Logging Audits
5. Decreased Internal Platform Use
In the same Puppet report, 63% of respondents detailed that their organization utilizes at least one self-administration internal platform, with the majority using between 2-4 of the same.
Size, however, is a huge issue with these internal platforms. Since internal platforms are never unique, they take additional time and specialized aptitudes to get them precisely where your coders need them to be. These platforms require devoted time for standardization, and time is the thing that most devs are short on.
This absence of standardization implies that code from different platforms can't be as automated, lean, and clean as could reasonably be expected. Lessening these internal platforms, or setting aside the valuable effort to standardize them, will be vital for any organization trying to develop their DevOps.
6. Autonomous and Independent IT
Automation is not a new concept for the DevOps community. In 2021, these initiatives will just keep on increasing in the criticality of adoption. To get this going, you should not work just to automate the whole pipeline, but also be willing to appreciate the value of AI and ML and integrating them into your workflow.
With ML in the delivery lifecycle, your enterprise will be able to locate where blockages or capacity issues happen. Outfitted with this knowledge, you can mitigate issues when they emerge a lot more efficiently. Artificial intelligence-based predictive analysis can make the DevOps pipeline more intelligent by anticipating issues and providing possible solutions.
7. Collaborating for Security
2020 clearly displayed that individuals are genuinely the core of the business. Enterprises are incomplete without solid teams.
For DevOps to thrive in 2021, team collaboration and cooperation will be essential, not only development and ops teams but also security teams. DevSecOps groups will guarantee that security is infused into each layer as secure code, permitting rapid detection of vulnerabilities and their resolution.
DevOps development continues
So there you have it. 7 DevOps trends that will continue in 2021 and beyond. Albeit the significant turns of events in development processes and a significant shift in enterprise priorities this year, one thing will remain unchanged: nothing can stop the human spirit from reaching new echelons of innovation. Enterprises should keep pivoting in 2021, yet these major DevOps trends will make this move a little smoother.
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