In past five years, IT industry has seen transformational changes within DevOps, like growing adoption of containers, IT automation, agile development, and growing collaboration between developers and operations team but at the same time organizations are struggling to deal with their employees change behavior.
CIO community is continuously compelled to support Digital moments through their product and services lines but they are struggling to de-attach themselves from customary project and development methodologies like waterfall. Enterprises are increasingly turning to agile development to speed up projects and illustrate their value. Agile development can best be seen as applying lean manufacturing principles to software development and delivery.
Enterprises are being advised to take small steps and then take giant leap once they master it because it involves steep learning curve for the team involved. Industries are witnessing agile slowly stepping into Ops and supporting Dev to shift swiftly and quickly with the boundaries of governance and improve the service quality and operational efficiency.
Another trend which DevOps is witnessing the growing interest from CIOs towards Automation especially driven by the objective of lowering the labor costs. Enterprises are witnessing a growing adoption of cross-cloud software development lifecycle in which Dev happens in the cloud and Ops happen in on-premises systems. Industry trend is moving towards creating automation plan for testing and deployment of infrastructure and application layers.
Lastly, containers technology is contracting attention of CIOs as it eliminates the environment lock-in for automation of infrastructure and application layers. However, enterprises may experience security breach with careless deployment of container leaving the production environment vulnerable. But this should not deter the enterprises to deploy their software faster using technologies like DevOps. Keeping DevOps in perspective, enterprises can push its Ops to adopt containers in production but keeping security and service quality in mind.
This reports gives a brief insight to the DevOps adoption trends, challenges at hand, and some of the key DevOps players.