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Digital Transformation: 8 Industry Trends all IT Developers Need to Know

Looking to start digital transformation for your business this year? Learn the biggest industry trends you need to know.

By now, we’re sure you’ve noticed plenty of your peers and competitors using the term “digital transformation” nearly constantly. It makes sense—in today’s digital age, without prioritizing digital transformation, your organization will fall behind the competition quickly. But with so many ways to digitize your organization, how do you know which option is best suited for your business needs, especially when it comes to IT development? 

Well, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for digital transformation to modernize everyone’s infrastructure. 😬 But don’t worry, to make things easier for you, we’re sharing the top 8 industry trends all IT developers should know. ⬇️

1. Serverless Computing is Becoming 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 achieve the same level of digital transformation as their peers. Thus, any organization that fails to implement serverless computing will fall by the wayside to competitors.

2. Microservices Architecture Adoption is a Main Driver of Digital Transformation

Why do developers and engineers 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. 🎉

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. 😎

3. Developers 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%. 

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

4. Kubernetes is Extending 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 developers with the ability to:

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

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

5. Serverless Architecture Continues to Heavily Influence Digital Transformation

We expect one key concept to become a primary driver of digital transformation in 2023: serverless architecture.

It’s true! By 2027, the serverless architecture market is estimated to reach US $25.65 Billion at a CAGR of 19.03%. Why is serverless architecture so special, you ask? 🤔It enables you to build a cloud-native model in which you can run all of your apps and services without the hassle of managing servers. Aside from obviously saving hours of time on server maintenance, serverless architecture also offers enhanced flexibility and control. Plus, serverless workflows easily plug in to existing builds and CI/CD toolchains, while giving enterprises the freedom to move workloads wherever they run best. 😮‍💨The benefits of serverless architecture create immense opportunities for digital transformation. 

6. Enterprises are Moving Their Data to the Cloud

According to Gartner, 65.9% of spend will be allocated to cloud technologies in 2025. This is a 57.7% increase from the average spend in 2022! Why? Well… there are many reasons—one primary driver is the fact that enterprises undergoing digital transformation are moving a majority of their data to the cloud.

This massive shift to the cloud is a result of the growing demand for:

And it makes sense, cloud infrastructure offers immense benefits for IT development. From faster time to market, to enhanced scalability and flexibility, all the way to cost savings and data loss prevention (among many others), migrating data to the cloud is a no brainer. 

7. Multicloud Infrastructure is a Top Choice for IT Engineers and Architects

According to HashiCorp, 76% of organizations are already using multiple clouds. 86% report being on track to leverage multicloud infrastructure by 2023. A recent article by Forbes even states, “Multicloud is the defining infrastructure trend for 2023 and beyond.” This is hardly surprising as 90% of organizations believe multicloud helps them achieve business goals. 

Ultimately, multicloud provides greater cloud infrastructure flexibility, enabling developers to reach milestones faster, meet consumer demands, and become more productive. 

8. Cloud Infrastructure Automation is Running on Event-Driven Architecture

One of the main reasons why cloud infrastructure is so worthwhile for digital transformation is because of its automation capabilities. That’s also a primary differentiator when comparing traditional data centers and cloud platforms. ⚙️ One key trend we’re seeing for 2023 is how more organizations will be leveraging event-driven architecture to orchestrate their cloud infrastructure. 

We’ve seen it happen with our own customers. 

As one of our customer’s cloud infrastructure grew, their automation practices became increasingly complex. What initially started as a single automation platform requirement grew into a multi-platform solution. With the help of Direktiv’s event-driven architecture, this customer was able to consolidate the automation platforms (Ansible & Terraform), orchestrate their cloud infrastructure and deliver the same outcome to their own customers with less effort and cost. In the end, they saved an estimation of 1.3 FTEs and approximately 45 minutes per deployment. 🤩

➡️ Read the inspiring case study and discover how this organization leveraged event-driven architecture to expand their cloud infrastructure automation.

Final Thoughts

Digital transformation for your organization won’t happen overnight. Before completely transforming your infrastructure and company into a modernized version of itself, you need to be up-to-date on all the latest trends and strategies.

If you’re looking to kickstart your digital transformation journey with microservices, serverless architecture, K8s, or multicloud infrastructure, see how Direktiv can help accelerate your organization’s digital transformation. 

Get in touch with us and book a demo.

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