At the start of every year, many within the DevOps community bring out their crystal balls and try to predict what will be shaping DevOps and its effect on web development for the year to come.
Now that the first quarter has pretty much come and gone, some of those predictions have gone by the wayside while others are proving to be drivers behind the market.
Considering where we started to where we are now, the rest of the article will look at four trends, set to become industry standards, shaping DevOps services.
As with DevOps, automation is a buzzword thrown about in meetings rooms and conferences with little focus on what it means. While for many, it is still a buzzword, DevOps is uniquely placed to provide a high level of automation. Continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous testing are structural pillars to the rapidly expanding DevOps landscape and are essential to furthering automation.
This emphasis on automation has enabled DevOps consulting services to answer some of the specific industries nagging questions, like whether the company is getting the most out of their current toolset, where there are delays and errors within human operations, and then how to prevent those costly mistakes from happening.
3. Migrating from Monoliths to Microservices
Initially, businesses were enamored with the idea of simple to develop, test, and even faster to deploy solutions to their needs. As businesses grew, so did the needs and relying on the same answers as before, resulting in massive monoliths of code. What was once simple to develop and test, and fast to deploy became bug-prone and costly, inevitably slowing down releases.
While the trend of developing microservices, much smaller applications, and infrastructure which specialize in specific needs, is not new, it is gaining momentum. It will continue to be an industry driver for some time to come. Businesses with already existing monoliths need faster solutions and providing microservices as a replacement is meeting with approval across the board room.
4. Serverless Infrastructure
Along with the need to migrate to microservices, there has also been a need for companies to leave behind the idea of needing a massive server farm. By migrating to serverless architecture, namely by choosing a specific cloud provider, several advantages have been seen, namely freeing up developer time and less of a drain on company resources in general.
This is in part due to the cloud provider performing essential back-end services and allowing for better adoption of immutable infrastructure.
In concluding this list, it was decided to go with the trend that companies know they should implement but tend to ignore because of a lack of understanding. This is where DevOps are consulting services, and the DevOps framework, in general, can truly shine.
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