There is nothing new in stating that we live in a digital world but each passing day just makes this belief even stronger. We can book cabs using our phones, make financial transactions, control our home security system through an app and shop from any device. All of this has become real by software which can be altered quickly and frequently. This ability makes it a highly important tool for any organization to find, capture and retain customers.
Technology driven businesses use the flexible nature of software and its continuous development to drive greater differentiation. These companies use instant feedbacks from customers for improving the software and this is being done through DevOps. By making sure that the association between developers and operations staff strengthens, it is being made sure that there is an improvement in quality and speed. Also it is done to make the reactions and forecast about the changes in market better.
This year is being predicted to be great for DevOps. Let’s take a look how.
Large Organizations will Adopt Fully
Most of the large enterprises are familiar with DevOps. Initially small teams use DevOps codes to work on discrete projects and after a certain period of time they start reaping successes. Although you still won’t find DevOps being adopted widely in the industry. This results in slower pace of software releases along with lots of bugs and high costs.
Today when a number of teams are proving the value of employing DevOps practices, C-level executives are also realising its importance and have begun to align themselves with the IT in order to understand how they can implement DevOps at scale across their organizations. This interest at the senior level is a promising development because the missing executive support was cited as the biggest hindrance in implementation. It requires a fair amount of experimentation and tolerance for failure – something which the organizations might not accept till the time they are sure of a positive outcome.
With companies moving towards modernizing legacy applications in 2016, DevOps is predicted to have a major part. Gartner has given a statistic according to which at least twenty five percent of Global 2000 companies will adopt DevOps by the end of 2017. In next five years DevOps will become a norm for software development.
Emergence of Standards
There are no set standards for DevOps as of now hence what might look okay in DevOps for one organization, might not work in the similar manner with another. This simply means that DevOps involves a certain level of risk and big companies have a major aversion towards risks. Although the smaller enterprises might be documenting wins and scaling out DevOps but with bigger organizations success can be a matter of trial and error – an idea which is not very appealing to them.
With time different teams will work on DevOps and share their success stories which will make way for standardizing the best practices based on the lessons learned. At first the aim of identifying the standard practices will be to mitigate the risk of scaling DevOps practices. With time these standard practices will make their way to the top and in all probability will be adopted across industries.
Integration of Security with DevOps
There were some security breaches in recent times which have made the importance of security quite clear. The above mentioned best practices and testing must be a part of the development process right from the start – thus making it an integral part of the DevOps team.
Although DevOps and Security have not yet integrated fully but this year it is predicted that things will speed up at a good pace. As of today, numbers of developers are larger than the application security experts thus it becomes the duty of security to teach DevOps how to employ the current practices in an effective and efficient manner.
Evolution in Job Roles
As the IT organizations start adopting DevOps it will require everyone to adopt new skills and not just technically but culturally as well. With developers becoming acquainted with the infrastructure and the operations staff getting familiar with code, it is a given that the nature jobs will change and evolve.
This year the changes will not only affect the development and operations but is also going to impact business analysts, planning teams and even C-level executives. Roles will gain a wider horizon with the horizontal implantation around products and services – and a number of roles will become a part of DevOps delivery chain.
With such great predictions and active adoption of DevOps across industries, it is quite evident that there will be ample of opportunities to grab. There is a great training program on DevOps offered at Collabera TACT. Our expert trainers prepare you for the real DevOps job and educate you about this technology in detail. For further information you can write to us at email@example.com or visit us at www.collaberatact.com