The Top Trends in DevOps
A large number of IT firms across the globe continue to modernize their DevOps practices on a bid to stay current and improve on how fast they deliver services. Different development teams working on the various aspects of a software maintain constant communication and consultation as opposed to the archaic autonomous working of different development teams that produced own software. The result of this improved method of doing work is a seamless delivery of services such as iTunes that dealt a significant blow to the CD manufacturing industries because of its simplicity of design, ease of access, and the way it beautifully applied technology to solve problems within the music industry.
Some of the more developing trends in DevOps include:
Adopting DevOps into new business models
Many C.E.Os around the world realize the need to incorporate DevOps into their models of activities. In fact, the general fear is that companies that do not align themselves with the changing times risk losing millions as a result of downtime in the future. This mainstream alignment towards incorporating DevOps as described by IDC puts over two-thirds of the global CEOs towards migrating into the digital age which involves the use of technology in powering their services delivery. Companies like McDonald's, delivery services, as well as online shopping malls such as Amazon and Wal-Mart are the best examples of this new trend.
Application Release and Automation (ARA)
Adopting ARA into a business model has one main implication. It leads to faster delivery of services as a result of accelerated improvement in the cycle times of application development, and delivery. An estimation by Gartner experts put ten percent of all tech companies in the path towards adoption of ARA in 2016. They now estimate an upward fifty percent change by 2020 as more and more business accept and incorporate ARA.
Rise in Micro-services & containers
2017 continues to see an upsurge in the number of micro-services adopted. The main reason behind this rapid growth is as a result of micro-services to applying DevOps within their business models while still maintaining their isolated nature. They apply better interfaces that lead to reduced cycle times without putting the broader system at risk. On the other hand, containers continue to prove their applicability as a compatible deployment vehicle for micro-services because of their ability to run more than one process with a minimum amount of deployment as well as overhead runtime.