Times are changing. Modernization of every sphere connected to our lives is well underway. While traditional ways are being bid adieu, their core philosophy, which is to create a productive assistance package for the customers, is very much preserved across the board. Leading this charge is the new line-up of technologies that are being churned out of the pipeline at a breakneck pace. These advancements are changing the way we do things, thus ushering us into a new era for the better. You can argue that today there is a glut of new technologies around us. In a way, this progression on the tech development front has made us spoilt for choice. However, there are certain creations that hold all the promise to be a stand-out and catch your attention. One of such creations is DevOps. DevOps has transformed the structure of tech sphere to an unimaginable extent. The ripple effects of its brilliance are felt even beyond the industry.
If we are talking on a basic level, DevOps constitutes of certain practices packaged together to form one very productive system. Now, these are not just any practices. These are designed to combine software development and IT operations, taking the best of both the worlds to create something that can have an impact on the universal scale. The primary intention behind the creation of DevOps was to cut back on the length of systems’ development lifecycle and facilitate continuous delivery with elite-level software quality. There are plenty of other benefits that DevOps bring with its integration. These benefits can sound like fast response towards an amendment, having greater system speed and a more refined security arrangement, creation of a fully-encrypted collaboration and communication channel, seamless identification of bugs and potential vulnerabilities in the code etc.
DevOps has safely exceeded the expectations of the analysts’ panel, and it looks poised to get even better. While DevOps is already enjoying appreciation from all over the world, it’s been forecasted by the experts that a string a trends is around the corner, trends that are going to take DevOps to an unprecedented level.
Some of these trends are:
- Automation Getting into the Focal Point
DevOps has proved its mettle as results show that integration of DevOps resulted in higher overall efficiency and faster deployments. The next step that will make total sense for DevOps would be automation. DevOps has already received a fair amount of mentions alongside zero-touch automation technology, and as per the consensus around the industry, it’s about time before we see collaboration between these two technologies. The initial idea is to improve the DevOps organic methodology by automating the key elements. It would be interesting to see how companies go about this change, which according to predictions is set to take place in near future.
- Switching from CI Pipelines to DevOps’ Assembly Lines
One of the major objectives around DevOps has been to enhance fluidity between the planning and delivery phase. Companies understand that continuous integration is not sustainable without continuous delivery; therefore a switch is predicted from continuous integration to DevOps assembly lines. There are many reasons to do it. Assembly lines allow you to have strong visibility, native integrations, quick on-boarding and scaling with “as-code” concept, flawless continuous delivery, and team-based business intelligence and analytics.
- The Rise of AI and Data Science
AI is becoming more and more common in the tech sphere, and this increase in use of it will encourage data scientists to assess their workflows and align them with DevOps philosophy. Currently, DevOps looks like an attractive prospect when it comes to dealing with automated pipelines, maintaining and testing a range of models deployed in the production chain. This is expected to give data science projects a higher level of efficiency in developing, deploying, and managing AI supported applications.
- All Important Code
It’s the worst-kept secret in the world that coding drives IT sector. One of the DevOps’ USPs is the automation of certain coding scripts. Nevertheless, more progression is predicted on this front. The developers’ club of the industry has its task cut out for it as the demand for a code to increase the production cycle efficiency grows bigger and bigger. If they are able to deliver it, a creation like that is bound to become a trend.
- Serverless Architecture
Next up in line is something, if achieved, can add a whole new dimension to the industry. A set-up of serverless architecture has been on the chalkboard for a while now. Although it won’t be entirely serverless, a cloud service taking all the pressure of supervision will drastically change things. This will allow the developers to focus on the crux of their project i.e. the application itself. Serverless architecture can be huge beneficial in saving time, bringing some cost-effeciency, and enable durable workflow.