2020 has been a different year. Experts have been pushing different words in-between the word DevOps and DevSecOps, the year of combining many types of tech into DevOps and the year of teams outside of IT extracting the value of this new way of working. So, what does 2021 hold for us?
Luckily, we have some predictions for you:
IT will find methods to keep developers in line
Low-code is on the rise. It will soon be used to keep business in order.
Low-code platforms have long been considered as the next-thing because of their ease of use so business people can develop their own applications. But, without the involvement of IT, apps will go rogue and will bring unwanted maintenance, governance and usability concerns. To make sure developers don’t go astray, IT dept. Will use low-code platforms to keep business users within the boundaries of corporate governance. In this manner, business users will have the power to build software using the best practices.
Embedded video in connected devices might lead to rising security threats
No doubt IoT is growing; the place it will have most impact is the video cameras.
We all are somehow connected through IoT connected devices in one form or another. For example, video doorbells and embedded cameras in smart speakers not only help to make our life easier today, but also can bring an impending threat to the network due to the rich set of information they carry. As these devices collect more and more data, they are quickly becoming an interesting target for hackers. Our data are at a higher risk of being compromised. Until we address this security risk, we will continue to see rise in breach levels.
Automotive OEMs will pair with technology that will support integration
As MaaS becomes more popular, customers will become the epitome of focus.
In 2021, we might see Automobile Industry – Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) use this knowledge to pair it with technology that will help them embed their services along with other suppliers both outside and inside of the auto supply chain to recognize the total potential of Mobility-as-a-service (MaaS).
And, the true winner in MaaS will place customer relationships at the center of everything. By analysing rich customer data, providers will be able to compute their offerings, adapt their services to meet unique subscribers' needs, and build long-term relationships.
DevOps teams can set up an agile culture through open standards
IT and DevOps teams will have a bigger role to play. DevOps teams will aim to be as agile as possible across various changing scenarios related to product delivery management. Open standards including information models like IT4IT Reference Architecture, can deliver a framework for agile development. This will help in standardisation of the components and interfaces, and will allow teams to easily interchange data on product delivery and use without bringing any disruptions to the value chain. This will also ensure that teams are able to create traceability and accountability, ensuring that all the information flows consistently through the IT pipeline.
The rapid shift of businesses to digital delivery of products and services has made legacy IT management techniques obsolete. This is precisely why relying on open standards will be essential for ensuring flexibility and consistency in DevOps- leading to enhanced business outcomes.
A growing DevOps communityIn 2021, there will be a higher focus on product management using the practices of DevOps. The business today needs ‘Faster Feedback’ and it needs to include the entire value chain, not just the Dev and Ops. DevOps will start to move up the entire process to bring better alignment into the business.
Open Source will once again be in peril – from a new source
In 2021, vendors will realise that the Open Source game has been changed. If they want to meet their open source requirements, using just a clever license approach won’t be sufficient. They must see themselves as service providers, from management to support and other value additions; to ensure they can offer something that others can’t. The mantra is to innovate- where cloud providers won’t, and to deliver better and differentiated service, more than just a differentiated software.
No-Ops will die
It’s time. Firms need to lock-out No-Ops if they want to progress. More and more organizations need to remove the notion that they won’t shift to “DevOps” and will instead recognize more value in their operations team. As the tech and automation process matures, Ops people too need to work on high-quality problems.
Disruptors will be on the driving seat
Anyone who thinks two steps ahead and takes the initiative will be the leader.
The reintroduction of cloud-based communications platforms and APIs will help customers to reach across various channels based on their choices easily. Customers are the backbone of the business success and in 2021, the fight will be which business applies the lessons they have learned from disruptions more widely?
IT will be the “cool kids” again
In no time, DevOps will be at the top of the game. The IT community will recognize the winners of the go-to-the tools for managing hybrid cloud infrastructure as they identify easy to deploy, extensible and cloud-supported solutions. There will be a rebalancing of the relationship between Dev and Ops as we inch towards a more intelligent automation that will demand IT to become more adept.