The impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on businesses and people is still being understood, its effects still rippling out for years to come. From more remote workers to supply chain challenges, no one saw coming, this past year has forced more innovation and creativity than ever. For a majority of companies, IT has shifted from that which helps to get business done to a mission-critical role. Developers and DevOps professionals are now suddenly in a world of opportunity, with a renewed focus on frequent improvements and new innovations alike.
The job market for DevOps was booming throughout 2021 and continues to do so in Scandinavia’s tech hubs in 2022.. and there is no sign of that changing anytime soon. Companies of all sizes, from the largest blue-chip organisations to SMEs and start-ups are utilising DevOps to improve collaboration, productivity, and overall enhancement of their business process.
The days of rigid structures and segregated teams of Developers, System Admins and Infrastructure Specialists are phasing out. We are in a new age where lines are now blurred, cross-specialism collaboration is essential, and competency within DevOps is an expectation for those in a cloud heavy environment.
With that in mind, here are the trends we think you should keep a closer look at during 2022.
1. Shift toward serverless computing
Serverless computing is an emerging trend that’s actually been around for more than a decade. It’s taken a while for enterprises to buy into the serverless framework, mostly because of fear: fear around industry support and fear about the return on investment. However, serverless comes with many advantages that are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. The two biggest benefits of serverless computing are efficiency and reliability. Without the burden of infrastructure management, enterprises can focus their resources on bigger priorities. Plus, serverless relieves the risk of potential maintenance issues that can occur with traditional frameworks
2. Microservices architecture growth
Microservices go hand-in-hand with serverless computing. With this concept, applications are broken into independent units, thereby giving large teams more flexibility. Developers can access a wide range of tools using whatever programming language or database they need. The confines of traditional app development are completely removed. As serverless computing gains momentum in 2022, so will microservices. However, it’s worth noting that microservices growth will be slower among smaller companies. The risk of poor microservices implementation can come with a long list of complications, including data loss, poor reliability, and security risks.
3. Kubernetes as a development framework
Kubernetes is the third ingredient in the serverless/microservices development cocktail that’s expected to take off in 2022. Kubernetes, also called K8s, is a type of microservices software that enables container orchestration. It’s been an emerging infrastructure trend for a few years, but experts anticipate that it will expand further into the software development realm in the coming year.
4.Rise of DevSecOps
Security is becoming another rising concern in the DevOps sector, and it’s easy to understand why. As cloud computing becomes more readily accessible, new security threats seem to be around every corner. That’s why DevSecOps is becoming a bigger part of many companies’ org charts. This enables DevOps teams to continuously monitor and remediate security defects during development phases, improving the speed of delivery and quality.
5. Low-code application adoption
Last but not least, the majority of development environments are expected to adopt low-code software by the end of 2022. Low-code tools are somewhat controversial in the DevOps community, but they’ve proven to be an asset to developers’ productivity. As it matures, the low-code adoption is expected to support the entire software development cycle. It will support every aspect of software development, including app ideation, software design, code development, testing, release management, documentation, and more.