The landscape of DevOps is constantly changing and evolving. Each year brings an increased demand for smarter, more adaptive systems that help businesses adjust to an ever increasing amount of available data. In order to remain at the top of our game, we’re always learning and keeping an eye on emerging trends to determine what technologies will provide the best level of service for our clients.
Staying competitive means not only keeping up with the standard, but setting the bar for better customer service and productivity. Due to the changing face of the workplace over the past year, we’ve seen an increased need for reliable, scalable systems that easily adapt to a variety of demands. Specing into technology that supports these systems makes sure your company stays productive and ready for whatever challenges may arise in your day-to-day operations. Here are some of the technology trends we think will rise to the top in 2021.
Technology Trends to Watch for in 2021
Increase in the demand for software mutation testing
Test, learn, and evolve. It’s important that the tests you use to determine the viability of your systems are up to date themselves. Mutation testing helps you evaluate the quality of your existing software tests to ensure they catch vulnerabilities in your code before they become a major issue. Running mutation tests allows you to account for various changes to the code and determine how they will affect your system overall. With an increasing need for “always on” technologies, mutation testing ensures we can provide our clients with the most stable and reliable systems possible.
Continued shift towards event-driven architecture
As the demand for real-time data increases, we’ll see an increase in the shift towards event-driven architecture. It’s more important than ever for clients to be able to process streams of information in real time, and react to new data quickly. Building systems that are easily scalable and adaptable allows you to adapt to make better business decisions and retain your competitive advantage in a constantly changing field.
Increase in the use of Kubernetes
Kubernetes is often regarded as one of the fastest growing projects in open source history. With a rise in the use of containers in general, Kubernetes has quickly become one of the most popular container management systems. According to a survey by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, 3 out of 4 software development firms are using Kubernetes in some form and this number is only expected to increase. Kubernetes allows you to roll out updates without downtime, increase your scalability, and make sure your systems stay at peak productivity. We’re especially excited to see how this project evolves and what advances come from the Kubernetes community in 2021.
Technology moves quickly and it’s important to embrace innovations that help increase our efficiency. Our commitment to “Do it Better” means our team is always learning, adapting, and improving our knowledge base. We will continue to be on the lookout for technologies and solutions that best serve our team, our clients, and the world as a whole. We’re excited to be a part of the evolving technology landscape and can’t wait to see what the next year will bring to the IT field.