In 2022, DevOps trends will continue to make inroads and offer more possibilities for companies across different sectors.
As technology advances and the business landscape changes, companies around the world simply have no choice but to embark on a path of accelerated transformation in the area of digital transformation or software development.
In software development companies, DevOps is becoming an integral part of successful business development.
Only in 2021 DevOps was the most adopted methodology for software development.
In 2022, this trend will continue to make inroads and offer more possibilities for companies across different sectors.
One of the key trends of 2022 will be the development of collaborative development methodologies, namely the synergy of DevSecOps and the cloud.
Companies, where information security plays a key role, are adopting DevOps trends and capabilities of DevSecOps. According to Grandviewresearch, these are companies that provide a large number of services to end customers: banks, insurance companies, telecom operators, retailers, finance, and delivery services.
In addition, the DevSecOps market in the coming years will expand at a maximum average annual rate of more than 25% and by 2028 will reach a global value of $17.24 billion.
So why exactly are more and more companies adopting DevSecOps?
First of all, the quality of the code directly affects the financial results of companies. Secondly, the development of cybercrime, along with a reduction in development time and an increase in the frequency of releases is becoming a driver for the implementation of DevSecOpS methods.
This methodology helps to minimize the cost of a developer’s mistake and avoid losses due to data leakage or other information security issues. DevSecOps allows companies to reduce development costs by reducing the number of vulnerabilities in the final product and identifying flaws in the early stages of development.
DevSecOps gives companies confidence that their software and applications are as secure as possible. And although there are no 100% secure applications, the adoption of DevSecOps tools ensures that cybersecurity becomes one of the criteria for product quality without a significant increase in the load on the information security department, even in conditions of an intensive release cycle.
As for the situation on the market, it is worth noting that interest in DevSecOps is growing not only due to increased cyber threats and a shift in consumer preferences toward online platforms. This is largely due to increased developer awareness of the benefits of DevSecOps tools, including cost savings, flexibility, and scalability through the cloud.
However, due to a shortage of DevSecOps professionals, companies will increasingly consider partially outsourcing the secure development process, which will also lead to a shift of DevSecOps to the cloud.
DevOps trends and capabilities: microservices architecture
Microservice architecture is an approach that helps not only to speed up product development but also to make it flexible and manageable. More companies in 2022 will prioritize applications with microservice rather than monolithic architecture.
For the first time, microservices were introduced back in the 2000s, but the concept of architecture was formed only by the beginning of the 2010s. By 2014, major companies such as Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter adopted the technology.
Today, the microservice approach is used much more actively. In 2020, the Cloud Microservices Market Research report estimated the cloud microservices market at $831.45 million. It could more than triple by 2026.
Who microservices can be beneficial the most in 2022 and beyond?
Large development teams that work on different microservices do not need to synchronize every step, technology, and other technical details with each other. New features can be developed in parallel and launched as soon as they are ready.
Large projects with complex architecture. Updating and maintaining individual modules is much easier than controlling how changes affect the system as a whole.
Products with rapidly changing traffic. If your product gets used more often during holidays or sales, microservices will allow you to scale quickly and reduce the risk of system failure. In addition, you do not have to pay for additional infrastructure, which is needed only during periods of peak loads.
Applications that require frequent updates. It is enough to change and debug only the module that you want to update. This significantly reduces development time and brings the release closer.
FinOps is one of the hottest topics in the IT industry right now. The largest companies create FinOps teams that consist of financial and engineering specialists. Their mission is to design and maintain sustainable cloud cost management processes.
Where does it help?
So your company uses cloud technologies. It is convenient and simplifies the development process, post-support, testing, and all the processes in the software development lifecycle. In addition, clouds make it possible to use more and more DevOps services that were previously unavailable: Amazon AWS, Azure Database, serverless applications (AWS Lambda, Azure Functions), and many others.
But this infrastructure trails some disadvantages: as the number of cloud services grows, so do the costs and resources.
Some companies work on dozens of parallel projects and have several data centers in different parts of the country or even the world.
This is where billing processes become very daunting.
After all, behind the allegedly simple billings from cloud providers are complex processes that put a lot of pressure on different departments. And managing huge amounts of data is beyond the capacity of one department.
That is exactly home FinOps helps. It simplifies the control of cloud costs and automates associated processes like forecasting, budgeting, and obtaining data from different sources.
Thoughtless rental of cloud services without subsequent control and analysis and inefficient management of these services may result in solid losses.
Apart from it, as the amount of cloud technologies continues to grow, in 2022 more companies will turn to FinOps.
About the author:
Janet Polson is a graduate of George Washington University in International business. She is an unspoken expert in the study of science and philosophy. Janet is also a blogger, author of tech articles and she works as business analyst.