6 DevOps Trends you Should Know


To stay competitive in today’s managed services business, you must keep on top of the latest trends and developments in DevOps. The development and operations world is quickly evolving.

It is now just 2017 yet continuous delivery and Docker containers are now old news. More innovative developments are helping shape the development and operations world a great deal. Highlighted below are some of the trends and developments you should know.

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DevOps Trends you should know


1. Serverless Computing

This form of computing is not a completely new phenomenon in the information technology world. In fact, it has been around from the mid-2000s. However, modern serverless services like Open Whisk and AWS Lambda have made this form of computing not only more accessible but also cost-efficient.

Many organizations are today seeking meaner, leaner solutions to deploy their applications. That is why such organizations are looking toward serverless computing.


2. Self-healing and NoOps

Automation is a key component of development and operations. As its tools approach maturity, their automation capabilities have reached new levels. Many businesses are moving to this new world. With NoOps, application management and infrastructure provisioning become so automated that they do not need any form of human intervention any more. 


3. Shift-left

Shift-left is a commonly used term in development and operations. It means moving all software delivery operations to the left side of the continuous delivery chain. This entails performing processes earliest possible in the development cycle.

When processes like compliance enforcement, security reviews, and quality assurance testing are shifted to the left, there will be faster bug detection and faster feedback. The shift-left concept has become an important way of maximizing on continuous delivery. 


4. DevSecOps

In many organizations, it is a common occurrence for security teams to miss the development operations train. Security operations are often isolated from other important software delivery processes. It is the aim of the now mainstream DevSecOps to change all that.


5. DataOps

Data specialists, just like security experts, have traditionally been left out of the development and operations philosophy. That has since changed too. Development operations principles have found their way into data storage as well as analytics ecosystem.

Through the integration of all the operations required in managing and interpreting data, organisations will achieve the same efficiency for their data operations that this practice has done for software operations.


6. Large Businesses Will Adopt the Practice

Until now, organizations have been experimenting this philosophy in small, discrete projects. Experts feel this is likely to change as large enterprises become more comfortable adopting DevOps in large scale.

Eventually, it will take the centre stage. This philosophy has the benefit of enhancing collaboration between security teams, business planning personnel, operations personnel, QA testing professionals, and developers.



DevOps is revolutionising the managed services sector. Serveless computing, NoOps, DevSecOps and many more will certainly be the engine of the next phase of innovation in this philosophy.

The above are just a few of the trends and developments that are set to drive the next innovation phase in the development operations' ecosystem. MSPs should particularly take note of these developments because it is these practices and technologies that will interest their clients in the future.


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