Guest Column | February 7, 2022

DevOps Trends Here To Stay In 2022

By Hardik Shah, Simform

Security Data 2022

DevOps is a set of practices that combine software development and IT operations to deliver high-quality products and services at a competitive price. The primary aim of DevOps is to shorten the software development life cycle and ensure faster delivery. Today, there are constant feature updates in the software or application. But, at the same time, customers want the quicker release of products. That’s where imbibing the DevOps culture would prove handy.

The global DevOps market will grow 18.3% to become a $20.31 billion property by 2028. Furthermore, 86% of the companies believe DevOps would give them a competitive advantage. You can release the software 63% faster than the traditional life cycle with DevOps. All these statistics indicate why it is worth it for IT companies of all sizes to invest in this methodology.

Taking this into account, in this article, we’re going to focus on the future trends of DevOps. As 2022 has started, it becomes essential to analyze the DevOps trends that will stay here for 2022. So, let’s get things moving and explore each DevOps trend one by one.

Top DevOps Trends 2022

1. Serverless Computing

The massive cost of server infrastructure was the main reason behind moving to serverless computing. Also, with this approach, you inherit benefits such as flexibility, reliability, speed, etc. In addition, serverless computing allows enterprises to focus on core business activities without worrying about infrastructure issues. Furthermore, serverless computing will relieve DevOps teams from potential maintenance issues. That’s why you will see the rise of this trend in 2022.

2. Edge Computing

The last few years have shown that more and more businesses are moving to cloud and DevOps. Edge computing is a distributed computing technique that brings computation and data storage closer to the data sources. That’s why it can help DevOps teams achieve their objectives by increasing development/release speed and keeping software quality intact. Also, it allows DevOps engineers to manage risk or failures smoothly and offers greater adaptability.

3. Infrastructure Automation

DevOps teams will be most thrilled to introduce infrastructure automation in their ecosystem. It will promote automation of IT infrastructure, delivery, setup, and management. Also, it can assist you in multi and hybrid cloud designs and orchestration. Furthermore, infrastructure automation tools will enable DevOps teams to plan and execute self-service efficiently. Due to these reasons, you will see infrastructure automation becoming a vital cog in the DevOps wheel.

4. DevOps Security

Security is the most overlooked aspect of most IT firms. There is hardly any dedicated security personnel or team in the software companies. That’s why they pay a hefty price for any security loopholes. However, you will see a change in this trend for 2022. DevOps people will take security seriously and have a person who provides guidelines to the development and operation team. They can create a robust product and deploy it securely based on security policies.

5. Cloud-Native Technology

Cloud-native is the modern-day paradigm to build and run cloud computing solutions. Adopting such a technique would encourage improvement, progression, and innovation. It’s a container-based system deployed as a part of microservices and managed using DevOps. The primary aim of cloud-native technology is to enhance the speed and efficiency of operations. So, it aligns well with the DevOps philosophy, and that’s why it will be a significant trend in 2022.

6. Microservice Architecture

In modern times, monolithic architecture has given way to microservices. The small independent units are helping developers to increase the speed and quality of their products. It also provides benefits like agility and scalability. DevOps teams can scale individual microservice as per the business needs. They don’t need to worry about the entire software architecture. In addition to that, microservice enables developers to release new versions, which aligns well with DevOps.

Summing Up

DevOps is a new-age software development philosophy that has been here to stay for a long time. It allows software companies to release their software faster and gain a significant competitive edge in the market. However, new trends get added to the technology with time, and businesses need to be aware of it not to become outdated. This article explains the DevOps trends that are here to stay in 2022. So, please get familiar with these trends and align your DevOps ecosystem with them to reap rich rewards. Thank you.!

About The Author

Hardik Shah is a Tech Consultant at Simform, a leading custom software development company. He leads large-scale mobility programs that cover platforms, solutions, governance, standardization, and best practices. Connect with him to discuss the best practices of software methodologies @hsshah_