Top 12 DevOps Trends for 2023: What to Expect

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As companies continue to adopt new technologies and practices, DevOps is like an organism that continuously evolves. Keeping up with DevOps trends is critical to maintain (or improve) your time-to-market, lower IT costs, enhance product quality, and remain competitive. 

The central tendency is unchanged — the DevOps market continues to grow at an astonishing rate. Its global value reached $7 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow to $57.9 billion by 2030 with a 24.2% CAGR. But where is the industry headed?

Our company analyzed the latest trending DevOps tools, technology innovations, and best practices. We selected the most impactful ones to help you prepare for the future and gain a competitive edge.

The current state of DevOps

Despite constant innovation, the basics of DevOps remain essentially the same. DevOps methodology is centered around the following principles:

  • Cross-functional collaboration. DevOps teams typically include engineers, IT operations specialists, cybersecurity professionals, software architects, and QA testers. The team uses tools that enhance cooperation across the development life cycle.

  • Automation. According to Statista, in 2020, over 62% of advanced DevOps teams applied continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) in their workflows. Additionally, GitLab’s 2022 Global DevSecOps Survey showed that 47% of teams used fully automated testing.

  • Shorter development cycles. DevOps methodology and tools support shorter, iterative development cycles. This approach breaks complex code bases into more manageable pieces so that multiple developers can work in the production environment without major disruption.

To understand where DevOps is heading, you must first understand its current challenges.nce first-timers make and advice on how to avoid these missteps.

DevOps challenges

Hiring skilled DevOps professionals. Statista’s research shows that DevOps (along with AI and machine learning proficiency) was the second most demanded tech skill in 2022, yet only 11% of professionals can be considered highly skilled in DevOps, according to Accelerate’s 2022 State of DevOps Report. Thus, competing with other companies for qualified professionals can be an obstacle to assembling a high-quality DevOps team.

Information management. GitLab’s 2022 Survey shows that 39% of teams have difficulty accessing and managing data. About 14% report that their organization doesn’t track the needed information.

Cybersecurity threats. Nearly 43% of security specialists consider their organization unprepared or barely prepared for future threats. Teams need an effective approach against the rising number of data breach methods, ransomware, and DDoS attacks.

And like every year, the DevOps industry is driven by a demand for faster, more cost-effective delivery. You can see this in the technologies and practices that are getting more attention this year.

What is the future of DevOps?

Many trending DevOps tools and practices go back to the previous decade, indicating that they continue to shape the industry. Others are innovative and forward-looking. But all of them focus on the industry’s need for faster, more cost-efficient, and secure delivery of software products.

Keeping track of the trends doesn’t guarantee success. Although many companies adopted DevOps, not all are flourishing. That’s why you may need an experienced company like ALPACKED. We can help you refine your DevOps and DevSecOps methodologies and adopt techniques that will work for you. If you want to learn more about our services, just fill out our contact form.

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