2020: Change is afoot in everything DevOps

It is officially 2020 and with the new year comes the inevitability of change, fresh trends and original ways of looking at things. DevOps is one environment that is no stranger to rapid changes and more often than not,  these can lead to varying opinions and that sets a path towards a wide range of industry predictions.

With a plethora of experience, Chief Product Officer, at Logic Monitor, Tej Redkar has seen trends come and go and so when recently speaking to DevOps Online gives his opinion on what he believes is trending right now and what the future looks like for DevOps.

Mixing tech

His first point is that the integration of technology will lead the way for change.

“When it comes to DevOps, companies are looking for more than just tools. They are looking for platforms that play nice with their current tool offerings while also adding value with artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics. Between 2019’s public cloud adoption rate of 94% and private cloud adoption rate of 72%, the next trend I see is a strong shift toward flexible platforms that can be adapted to the unique needs of the company rather than tools that offer out-of-the-box solutions.”


Redkar continues that automation is going to play a bigger role in the development of firms and that right now, companies are just seeing the tip of what DevOps really means and the potential it has.

“As continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) deployments become more commonplace, and infrastructure stays elastic based on demand, another trend I predict is companies demanding more and more automation. Today we are barely scratching the surface with DevOps automation, and in the future, more companies in the DevOps space will likely develop features that enable workflows.”

The problem with “hybrid environments”

The CPO’s final point on the trends he notices in DevOps is that it can often be made into an unnecessarily complex thing. Redkar believes that mixed environments are becoming a more normal way of working and suggests the impact this will have.

“Hybrid environments have become more commonplace, either due to business needs or simply due to a lack of long-term digital strategy. Developers now have jump-through environments for end-to-end testing and deployment. To reduce the frustration created by complex workflows, troubleshooting and time to delivery–and ensure security–, ephemeral applications that enable short-lived resource existence and secure connections will gain traction. This will be especially true when fast troubleshooting is essential or additional security is needed.”

It seems clear that there is a definite change happening in DevOps right now, whether it’s an alteration that needs to come from workers or from the general industry, it’s exciting to see how things are about to change.