5 Key DevOps Trends for 2022

5 Key DevOps Trends for 2022

In DevOps, each day brings new trends, challenges, and solutions to light. It’s critical for all developers, platform engineers, and systems architects alike to stay on top of industry trends to continuously improve processes and drive innovation.

Let’s dive into the top 5 DevOps trends for 2022.

1. Kubernetes Adoption is on the Rise

Global tech companies are quickly adopting Kubernetes. According to our research, more than 60% of survey respondents are running stateful applications in Kubernetes. Of those who aren’t already, 50% plan to run stateful applications in Kubernetes within the next 12 months. 

So what are the driving forces behind Kubernetes adoption? Here’s what we found:

  • Nearly 60% of survey respondents ranked data persistence of the highest importance with data mobility following at approximately 43%. 
  • Over 60% of respondents believe that an increase in agility, portability, and flexibility are the biggest benefits of adopting Kubernetes.
  • Multi-cloud support is a driving force for the adoption of Kubernetes. More than 65% of respondents said multi-cloud support is critical or valuable to the organization. 

So we can expect to see more organizations migrate toward Kubernetes within the year to advance their Digital Transformation initiatives throughout the organization.

2. Cloud-Native Technology Will Reign Supreme When it Comes to Building Apps with Containers

According to the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Developer and DevOps 2021 Predictions, 80% of companies are planning to move to cloud-native apps and infrastructure twice as fast as before the pandemic. Cloud-native technology is designed to leverage the elasticity, flexibility, and resiliency the cloud delivers. These capabilities are especially beneficial to DevOps organizations since they offer enhanced agility, allowing deployments to occur with rapid speed. 

Typically, cloud-native technologies are container-based. Running applications in cloud containers allows developers to deploy apps on multiple and disparate operating systems and hardware platforms. With greater portability, developers are able to test applications and determine whether a given application performs differently on separate operating systems. Plus, apps can be tested in an isolated environment which protects the production system from corruption should the app crash during testing.

3. Microservices Architecture Will Continue to Grow in Adoption

Microservices architecture is a specific approach to building applications that ensure a team’s changes won’t break the entire application. Since microservices are distributed and loosely coupled, they enable rapid, linear scaling and extensibility, allowing developers to build new components of applications to meet the changing demands of customers and the market. 

By 2022, it’s expected that 90% of all new apps will feature microservices architectures. Why? Because microservices help to:

  • Improve the ability to design, debug, update, and leverage third-party code
  • Reduce downtime
  • Optimize resources
  • Decrease infrastructure costs

4. There is an Increasing Demand for Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

Rather than using physical hardware configuration, IaC is the process of provisioning and managing infrastructure through code instead of through manual processes. RedHat explains further, “By codifying and documenting your configuration specifications, IaC aids configuration management and helps you to avoid undocumented, ad-hoc configuration changes.”

“Today, we are seeing a new generation of IaC platforms that are designed from the ground up to meet the demands of the modern cloud,” says Sheila Gulati, Managing Director at Tola Capital. “In contrast to legacy IaC tools that use domain-specific languages, modern IaC platforms give practitioners the full power of programming languages, which make it easier to manage the complex interdependencies of modern cloud applications.” 

In a recent study, 69% of respondents reported they use three or more different IaC tools due to the fact that each tool has a disparate purpose. More than 30% of respondents stated that Kubernetes is one of the top tools they leverage to manage and provision IaC. We expect that the adoption of IaC via the use of Kubernetes will increase within the near future.

5. More Organizations Will be Implementing DevSecOps

Security is at the top of all IT professionals’ minds when implementing new technologies. This is why it’s no surprise that nearly 75% of organizations have a DevSecOps initiative in place with approximately 49% of organizations still in the very early stages of implementation. 

Plus, it’s expected that the DevSecOps market size will reach USD 15.9 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 30.24%. And it makes sense. Data corruption or loss can wreak havoc on an organization’s success, their teams’ productivity, and harm customer relationships. It’s critical for organizations to ensure their pipelines are secure at all stages.

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Final Thoughts

Staying on top of DevOps trends is vital to development success. And implementing the right technology to help you navigate those trends to stay agile and ahead of the competition is even more essential. 

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