8 DevOps Trends to Watch For in 2020

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8 DevOps Trends to Watch For in 2020

The inclusion of AI and security in DevOps, as well as a dramatic shift toward automation, are among predictions for DevOps in 2020.

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Here's what you can look forward to for DevOps 2020.

According to a collective study, the DevOps market generated 2.9 billion in 2017 and the market is expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2022. DevOps has become a key focus and has shaped the world of software and many experts predict that DevOps is going to be the mainstream and is going to reach its peak in 2020.

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Enterprises are not only showing interest in DevOps but are gradually adopting DevOps-related practices and technologies. According to a Hackernoon article citing Statista, there was a 7% boost in DevOps adoption from 2017 to 2018. The DevOps software market is projected to grow from $2.9 billion in 2017 to $6.6 billion in 2022 (source: estimates from IDC).

DevOps offers the following benefits:

  • The fast response towards an amendment
  • Offers great speed and makes the security arrangement more agile
  • Establishes a perfect channel of collaboration and communication
  • Fast identification of bugs or vulnerabilities in the code
  • The team can effortlessly put their sole attention on other critical things instead of focusing on security features

Many enterprises are adopting DevOps; there was a boost to 17% in 2018 from about 10% in 2017 (according to Statista)

DevOps adoption

Predictions of 8 DevOps Trends to be aware of in 2020

1. Automation Will Become the Major Focus

Companies that have already implemented DevOps have seen high efficiency and faster deployments. When it comes to DevOps, DevOps automation is what we talk more about. Zero-touch automation is going to be the upcoming future. Understanding the 6 C’s of the DevOps cycle and to apply automation between these phases is the key, and this is going to be the major objective in 2020.

2. Shifting Attention from CI Pipelines to DevOps Assembly Lines

The final goal of DevOps is to improve collaboration between planning and automation of the delivery procedure. It is not just about doing Continuous Integration (CI) but it is all about CD (continuous delivery). Companies are investing extra effort and time into understanding about automating their whole software development process. In 2020, the attention is going to shift from Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline to DevOps assembly lines.

Advantages of Assembly Lines:

  • Powerful nested visibility
  • Native integrations
  • Fast onboard and scale with “as-code” philosophy
  • Perfect CD (continuous delivery) with interoperability
  • Team-based business intelligence and analytics

3. The Rise in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science Boost

The growing number of Artificial Intelligence-driven apps will push data science teams to look for DevOps philosophy in their workflows. DevOps method is expected to be their prominent option in dealing with automated pipelines, maintaining, and testing multiple deployed models in the production chain.

This is going to boost further as data science and development teams move closer for high efficiency in development, deployment, and managing AI and ML-driven apps.

4. Concept of “Everything as Code”

We cannot deny the fact that coding has now become the backbone of the IT sector. Understanding various DevOps tools and automating scripts plays a crucial role in software development and this is going to dominate in 2020. The future of this industry depends on the technical capabilities of the developers, testers, and people of the operation.

Since DevOps is all about easing the delivery cycle, there is a need to bring in the code which can be used to increase the software production cycle efficiency. The thought of “everything as code,” is DevOps’s built-in practice and it can be present in the SDLC to create a wave in the DevOps trend 2020. Software Testers are likely to suffer if they do not learn to code and write their test scripts.

5. Hype in Using Serverless Architecture

DevOps can be reached to the zenith level with a serverless architecture. This is not free of servers; however, there is a cloud service that takes care of the complete architecture. This extraordinary architecture allows the software developers to concentrate their focus on the application. BaaS and FaaS are the two critical aspects of serverless architecture. By employing serverless architecture, you can save time, cut down the costs, and ensure resilient workflow.

6. Automation Through AI and Data Science

The main objective of 2020 is zero-touch automation. The continuous increase of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science has become a game-changer. Various apps are fueled with AI, which is pushing DevOps teams to seek automation possibilities to discover prospects within their workflow streams.

7. More Embedded Security

With the exponential growth of security breaches and the bad impacts on the company’s reputation, cyber-security has become a business imperative. In 2020, DevOps will rapidly include security.

Recently we have seen a lot of buzz around DevSecOps. DevSecOps is all about injecting security first in the app development life cycle, decreasing vulnerabilities and improving business reputation.

The shift to DevSecOps will also bring great collaboration in software development. It will ensure the development processes remains flawless, efficient, and effective.

8. Kubernetes has evolved significantly

Kubernetes has turned out to be top container technology. Globally, technologists and CIOs prefer Kubernetes because of its offerings and it is expected to grow by 2020. This year, we saw the adoption of Kubernetes take off as companies of all sizes embraced containers for running cloud-native apps. In 2020, we will start to see container orchestration software replacing several old DevOps functions.

Further Reading

How to Achieve DevOps Through Automation

The Future of DevOps

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