What Can We Expect in Tech Trends for 2020

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Where is DevOps Headed for 2020

With every passing day, 2020 gets a little bit closer. Many professionals and companies use this time of year to look toward the future, often attempting to predict what is on the horizon. In the world of DevOps, 2020 has the potential to bring some major advancements. At times, this includes broader implementation of current trends. In others, it’s more closely related to new emerging technologies.


If you want to plan for where DevOps is headed in 2020, here’s what should be on your radar.

Wednesday, Mar 28 2018

DevOps Trends You Need to Know



The DevOps approach to software development has gained significant moment over the past few years, making its way into more workplaces and industries. As with everything associated with tech, it also moves and shifts on a regular basis, making it important to stay on top of trends.


If you are wondering what DevOps trends deserve your attention this year, here’s what you need to know.


CALMS and DevOps

There is some argument about the true definition of DevOps, but one recently developed acronym is making significant headway in the field and is likely to make a larger impact throughout 2018.


CALMS (culture, automation, lean, measurement, and sharing) is a reflection of the most current mindset in the area of DevOps, reflecting current priorities and goals. It also shows that each aspect is vital to organizational success, as even a single missing component can harm a company’s ability to truly transform.


DevOps at Scale

Like with Agile before it, many companies have declared an acceptance of DevOps principles, though not all have taken active steps to use it in their organization. As 2018 progresses, however, this is anticipated to change, with wide-scale adoption resulting in legitimate action on the part of enterprises.


Ultimately, 2017 reflected an interest in experimenting with DevOps, while 2018 is poised to be the year when it actually takes real shape.


The Rise of the SRE Role

When an approach begins to become mainstream, a specialty role is often created that supports these objectives. For DevOps, that’s the site reliability engineer (SRE), a professional that marries ops prowess with software development skills to improve architectural flexibility, the use of automation, and empowerment of developers to create higher quality applications at a faster rate.



Increasing Use of Serverless Technology

The DevOps world has been buzzing about serverless technology, and that interest is likely going to translate into a wider adoption of the approach, similar to the rise of the function-as-a-server solution.


Serverless technology has the ability to provide a range of benefits, including from a development perspective. So, it shouldn’t be surprising if more DevOps professionals and companies embrace these solutions based on what they have to offer.


DevSecOps Will be More Prominent

With some many companies focused on IT security, it’s no wonder that the field is finding its way into the DevOps arena. Ultimately, the approach allows security professionals to join the conversation earlier, ensuring that their needs and goals are considered from the beginning.


It also means that DevOps teams will become more informed about security principles, allowing them to act appropriately even without direct guidance. Over time, security considerations will become a habit and not an afterthought, changing how projects are approached well into the future.


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Dev Ops Mainstream

The pace of technology change is rapid, but in tech as in other areas of life, there's resistance even to beneficial changes. The first object-oriented programming language was probably Smalltalk, which became available in 1972, but object-oriented programming didn’t become mainstream until a decade later, when C++ became standard. The DevOps concept was first started in 2008 or 2009: how close is it to becoming mainstream?

DevOps Going Global

Currently, DevOps is largely used to support businesses that are heavily dependent on the cloud, where automated deployment and configuration management is crucial. According to Gartner, fully 25 percent of Global 2000 companies will integrate DevOps into their processes by 2016. It's this move away from cloud-specific utilization that will make DevOps part of the technology mainstream.

DevOps Requires More Than Tools

While the development of tools to support DevOps will grow to a $2 billion market in 2016, the key to broad acceptance is the realization that DevOps isn't just a set of tools. Companies are looking for DevOps ready tools, but they have also come to understand that DevOps is a culture of collaboration that enables continuous improvement in a business's technical environment—which benefits the bottom line.

Of necessity, DevOps requires improved communication between development and operations teams. Companies also find that using DevOps improves communication between their IT teams and business partners, which, combined with agile development methodologies, reduces the time to develop releases.

Companies that are still struggling to adopt agile software processes are likely to struggle with DevOps. Getting people to accept rapid deployments and collaboration between development and support teams is unlikely in an environment of step-wise work phases like those in a waterfall development model.

DevOps Enables Business Growth

In some companies, DevOps enables deployments to be made as often as multiple times an hour, compared to the old process of a few times per year, allowing companies to be much more responsive to business needs. Using DevOps also enables companies to scale deployments rapidly and cheaply. For companies that succeed with DevOps, growing DevOps parallels business growth.