The future of DevOps: What to expect for 2020

In modern world, this is the era of cloud and its related technologies. In recent years there’s been a lot of discussion about cloud, and cloud storage, like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud as well as private and hybrid cloud.

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DevOps is becoming the standard way of working for businesses. To adapt DevOps within the organization is increasing on a larger scale, and businesses are trending toward it. It offers businesses to deliver values in a new way to their customers quickly and efficiently. Businesses are now recognizing the power of DevOps it can bring for operational efficiency and performance.

Last year, we have seen many industries adopted the solutions and practices that make up DevOps. According to a Capgemini report, 60% of companies have adopted DevOps or plan to do so in 2018. This demonstrates how DevOps is necessary to be part of your business plan if you expect to fast respond to market demands, keep your software and solutions regularly updated, and improve time-to-market within your business. Due to this, we have seen more and more demand for DevOps expertise across the globe. As DevOps grows, following technical areas are expected to see in the upcoming years.

  • DevSecOps with security tools and practices
  • DevOps into IoT

Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, author, podcaster, and the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting has been interviewed by JP Emelie Marcos, Co-Founder & CEO at SignifAI. Number of questions about the future of DevOps  have been asked to him.

Key Trends in DevOps

Some of the key trends in DevOps are:

  • Many organizations recognized DevOps as the new ALM methodology.
  • Many DevOps/automation tools are being developed.
  • DevOps Engineers are paid highest pays in the market.
  • Ops professionals are getting their DevOps knowledge in production for testing and automation operations.
  • Automation and testing is gaining prominence in the market.

Skills Required for DevOps

Professionals with DevOps skills are in demanding in the market and expected to increase as businesses are gaining great results from DevOps. Organizations combining with DevOps training practices are extremely high-functioning. If you’re interested in building your career in DevOps, following are the core skills:

Competitive landscape and key vendors for DevOps

In any cloud architecture, there are two main reasons for automating the infrastructure. First, DevOps, Sys Admins, and IT pros need to automate as many tasks such as application performance and management, log management, and monitoring as they can. Second, automation makes the complex and diverse environment management easy and allows rapid scaling.

Cloud infrastructure automation tools can be classified as automation type based such as scripting, automation, and orchestration, and architecture based such automation tools for AWS, tools used for Google Cloud, and also for MS Azure.

Key vendors in the market are –

  • DFEngine
  • Chef
  • Cisco
  • CA Technologies
  • IBM
  • Clarive
  • Collabnet
  • Puppet Labs
  • DBmaestro
  • Rackspace
  • Dell
  • Red Hat
  • VMware
  • Docker
  • HP
  • Infosys
  • Microsoft
  • SaltStack

Wrap Up

Cloud automation/orchestration or DevOps depends on two critical pieces: Software development and operational automation. In this article, we’ve only discuss operations automation, and each of these requires programming and programming tends to need a programming language. For those who are trying to make a career in DevOps or automation engineers, the question of what languages should they learn for each side of the equation is key.

According to Forbes report, revenue is predicted to increase from $180B in 2015 to $390B in 2020, and as per predictions, 60% of all IT jobs will be cloud based by 2020. Due to heavy spending and adoption of cloud computing, demand of developers in Cloud, SDN, and NFV is increasing. If you are interested in building cloud applications and their automation, you will have to learn and excel in gaining experience in one or more tools mentioned above. In this article, We’ve discussed future of DevOps, skills required for DevOps, and vendors who are developing the software tools and technologies which are helpful for building cloud applications and automating the environment.

Businesses that apply DevOps efficiently will experience higher revolution, excellence and simpler adoption to other varying situations. Adapting DevOps allows applications and technology solutions to empower businesses with faster and better quality.

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