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4 DevOps Trends to Watch in 2023

Discover the DevOps trends that will continue to grow and improve the industry as it stands today and prepare for success in the new year.

The global DevOps market size is expected to expand at a CAGR of 24.59% by 2027, reaching over 22199.4 million USD. 🤯 With this exponential growth, we can only expect new DevOps trends to continue to grow and improve the DevOps industry as it stands today. What does this mean for the DevOps function in your organization?

As we dive headfirst into Q4 and begin preparing for a new year, it’s important to reevaluate where your DevOps processes and associated tech stack can be improved. The key to a successful new year is to stay on top of market trends to ensure calculated growth and enhanced productivity. In this article, we’re examining the top 4 DevOps trends for 2023. We’ll uncover:

  • Why these trends are important to know
  • What they say about IT engineering today
  • How each trend will contribute to to the future of DevOps

Let’s dive in! 🤿

1. Serverless Computing Will Become Widespread

According to Gartner, over 85% of organizations will be adopting a cloud computing strategy by 2025. (Not like we didn’t see that one coming! 👀) Plus, 95% of new digital workloads will take place on cloud platforms, a 30% increase from 2021. What does this mean for IT organizations in the near and far future? Without adopting serverless computing, these organizations won’t be able to completely perform their digital strategies. Thus, any organization who fails to implement serverless computing will fall by the wayside to competitors.

Of all the DevOps trends, this might be the one we’re most excited about. 😁 Serverless computing gives engineers the ability to:

  • Remove server management from their workloads
  • Reduce costs by only paying for the server space they use at any given time
  • Easily scale and quickly deploy while decreasing latency

Easily scale and quickly deploy while decreasing latency(Source: Giphy)

DevOps is actually easier with serverless architecture (we have a whole other blog on that topic you can find here 😉) which makes this trend for 2023, one of the most important. By adopting serverless architecture to execute on serverless computing, you’ll gain greater efficiency, quicker processes, and enhanced productivity and performance. Thus, it’s also not surprising that by 2025, the serverless architecture market is expected to grow to 21.1 billion USD, increasing from 7.6 billion USD in 2020.

2. Microservices Architecture Adoption Will Continue to Grow

Why do DevOps professionals love microservices so much? It has everything to do with their loosely coupled nature. In contrast to monolithic architecture, these microservices enable changes to be made throughout a network without impacting associated systems. This makes it easier for IT engineers to build and scale apps. 🎉

In contrast to monolithic architecture, these microservices enable changes to be made throughout a network without impacting associated systems.
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Microservices also offer benefits including enhanced scalability, faster deployment, better data governance and bolstered data security. With all these benefits and use cases, it’s easy to understand why the microservices architecture market will reach 21.67 billion USD with a CAGR of 18.6% by 2030. As one of the top DevOps trends for 2023, we foresee microservices architecture becoming a key driver in ​​achieving a shorter time to deployment and more scalable and agile infrastructure. 

3. DevOps Professionals are Making the Shift to Low-Code Apps and Platforms 

Low-code solutions leverage building blocks of existing code, requiring minimal need to manually code from scratch. The outcome? Immense time-savings and a lower chance of human error. It’s no surprise that the global low-code development platform market size will likely reach 35.2 billion USD by 2030 with a CAGR of 22.9%. 

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Initially low-code solutions became one of the DevOps trends during the pandemic as it helped boost developer productivity even when working remotely. Over the next few years, we expect low-code solutions to rampantly support the complete DevOps maturity model including:

  • Software design and app ideation
  • The development and testing processes
  • Release management
  • And even documentation

Even experts at DevOps.com believe that low-code, “enables developers to experience higher agility and gives the organization a competitive advantage in the fast-paced, demanding software market.” This is one DevOps trend you can’t afford to miss out on—trust us. 😉

4. Kubernetes and GitOps Will Extend their Reach Further into Software Development

Kubernetes (K8s), while gaining an enormous amount of traction over the past few years, is still maturing. As the go-to solution for orchestrating and deploying containers, K8s is defined as “a portable, extensible, open source platform for managing containerized workloads and services, that facilitates both declarative configuration and automation.” Ultimately, K8s provides DevOps professionals with the ability to:

  • Load balance
  • Orchestrate data storage
  • Automate rollouts and rollbacks
  • Automate bin packing
  • Self-heal containers that fail and more

The global Kubernetes solutions market size is expected to reach 5467.40 million by 2028 with a CAGR of 17.70%.
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These are just a few reasons why K8s is growing. In fact, the global Kubernetes solutions market size is expected to reach 5467.40 million by 2028 with a CAGR of 17.70%. 🤩

But there’s another tool that is also gaining traction in the DevOps industry: GitOps. GitOps leverages tools like Git and Jenkins to automate software delivery pipelines. Together, Kubernetes and GitOps enable developers to deploy applications while leveraging your current infrastructure. This means you won’t have to manage servers or storage yourself. Together, Kubernetes and GitOps create the ultimate DevOps solution. It’s a win-win!

Final Thoughts

So, have you been keeping up with these DevOps trends? Better yet, what DevOps trends are you following in an effort to increase development productivity and efficiency in 2023? We get it—Q4 is often a daunting time as organizations and internal teams are planning budgets and shifting processes and priorities around to ensure the new year starts off (and continues on) without a hitch. With the right DevOps technology and strategies, you can:

  • Build products with greater speed and accuracy
  • Save time and resources with automation tools
  • Improve scalability and extensibility

With Direktiv, you can capitalize on these DevOps trends and build event-driven workflows using your containers or code, all in a serverless platform. Sounds pretty cool, huh? Get in touch with us to learn more!

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