Ten years ago, the process of deploying new software features, fixes, and updates looked much different than it does today. Back then, Development and Operations teams functioned separately, and the lack of cohesion between application and infrastructure methods used by each team created challenges. When companies and IT professionals finally began to address this disconnect Development Operations, more commonly known as DevOps, was born.
In the years since, DevOps has grown rapidly. Companies and organizations across many industries have found that integrating developers with operations teams improves collaboration and productivity. By automating infrastructure and workflows, DevOps teams are able to release new products to markets quickly and continuously measure application performance.
However, with more and more DevOps tasks becoming automated, some members of the tech community believe that DevOps is slowly heading towards extinction. Others though see the future of DevOps as a bright one and point to the positives of automation, improvements in cloud infrastructure implementation, and the rise of cross-functional teams. Let’s break down the current state of these operations and look at what exciting opportunities the future of DevOps holds.