Three DevOps trends to look out for in 2016

DevOps trends

As we start to wrap up this year, we’ve been looking at the major business and technology trends we see taking shape in 2016.

Our first post on predictions focuses on DevOps – how we integrate development and operations teams to drive faster and more efficient applications to the business, and to our customers. Next year, Gartner predicts that DevOps will become a mainstream strategy, used by 25 percent of Global 2000 organizations worldwide. The benefits of DevOps are apparent – IT organizations can drive faster delivery of features, continuous software delivery, and a host of other advantages from successfully merging development, QA and IT operations.

At Replicon, we’re trusted by our thousands of customers worldwide to house their critical time, expense, client, project and resource information to help them continue to drive efficiencies and profitability across all aspects of the organization. Whether it’s a small business with a highly mobile workforce, or a multinational corporation with teams collaborating on projects in multiple office locations, this data is the catalyst for empowering people to optimize how they spend their time, and providing the insights to successfully grow their business. We talk about time as the one function that, if harnessed effectively, delivers significant value to the organization.

Our engineering and operations team is focused on building the foundation for this data, our products and innovations for our customers. And we’ve found that a critical piece is in establishing and maintaining DevOps strategies that lead teams through complex delivery, and influence them towards advanced engineering practices. One of our goals is to create a fully automated, scalable and nimble infrastructure for our customers, and this has manifested itself by migrating our customers to AWS datacenters around the globe – including multiple locations in the US, EMEA and APAC. The migration serves as the infrastructure for us to drive further automation and continuous delivery for next year and beyond.

Based on the inroads we’ve made this year with DevOps and what we’ve been seeing evolve in the industry, here are our top three predictions for where we see the market headed in 2016.

1. There will be an increase in modular approaches to system building. Previously, IT organizations have created monolithic products for their customers. However, the best practice today is to employ nimble and small teams to take care of individual applications. While this can sound dysfunctional, companies that will thrive will embrace the chaos to drive future growth.

2. There will be further advances in programmable infrastructure/Infrastructure as a Code. The idea of automating things is not new, but the ability to provision web servers easily and seamlessly is. Thanks to higher acceptance of DevOps and the open source software movement, infrastructure can be programmed so that a team can develop the software and operate its environment at the same time. In 2016, companies will continue to push more agile, software-based methods of operating the infrastructure.

3. Developers will take more ownership of the entire product lifecycle. As DevOps-ready tools see more adoption and out-of-the-box functionality, the traditional silos between developers and operations will whittle down. Teams are focusing on continuous delivery and continuous improvement, which means greater accountability and ownership from developer teams to build and run their solutions next year.

While DevOps has not yet achieved mainstream adoption, for IT organizations to be successful next year, an agile methodology is critical to drive continual product innovation. Pioneers such as Amazon and Netflix continue to push the envelope in upending traditional processes – and companies that can drive a culture that unites its people, processes, workflows and technologies will gain the right base for DevOps to thrive. DevOps movement is a prime example of how fusing previously disparate functions can bring about tangible returns to the business.

Do you agree with these trends? What other opportunities are you seeing to drive DevOps success?

Avatar
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rajesh Sethu
Get started today.
Set up a free trial based on your business needs. Start Free Trial

One Image, Two Very Different Interpretations: What Does it Mean in Business?

Gender equality may be an idealistic goal, but the point of humanity is to get more out of our lives By Lakshmi Raj, Co-founder and Co-CEO at Replicon Entrepreneur |…Read More

The Troubling Issue of VC “Fake it Till You Make it” Culture

By Lakshmi Raj, Co-founder and Co-CEO at Replicon Medium | November 12, 2019 Given the auspicious start of WeWork’s growing empire, few expected that investors would lose enough confidence to…Read More

Global Compliance Desk – Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Mandatory Paid Time Off in Bernalillo County, New Mexico Ordinance The Bernalillo County, New Mexico Commissioners passed the "Employee Wellness Act," which, though formerly styled as a paid sick leave…Read More

The 7 must-haves for choosing the right professional services management solution

Not too long ago, if you asked any professional services organization to tell you how they managed client projects, resources and utilization rates, the answer was always the same: spreadsheets.…Read More

Seven critical ways to achieve global project success

There was once a time when managing a project at work was fairly straightforward. Everyone was in the same location, or at most a mere phone call away. You’d set…Read More

Time and Attendance Orientation Guide

In a growing business, the day will eventually come when managing time and attendance on paper becomes both inefficient and risky, especially when trying to balance things like overtime, paid…Read More
  • Cloud
  • In The News
  • Corporate
  • Professional Services Management
  • Project and Program Management
  • Shared Services Management
  • Time and Attendance Management
  • Workforce Management
  • Customer Feature
  • Feature Update
  • Time Intelligence
  • Industry News
  • Webinar Recap
  • Global Compliance Updates
  • 
    Chat with us
    How can we help you?