DevSecOps: Making Security A Major Focus
What the model was before that security in the whole application lifecycle was limited only to the last software development stage. Now, security becomes a significant feature and considered at every phase of development. Moreover, after the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compilation in May 2018, companies become conscious of strict actions against data security violations.
Online business proprietors are needed to take direct approval before they use visitors data. In order to protect and manage data privacy, GDPR has completely modified the enterprise security consequence, not only in Europe but across the globe.
DevSecOps rests importance on security as a shared responsibility. Security evaluation must be taken into attention right from the start as part of the end-to-end process stream. As said by Red Hat, DevSecOps means thinking about software and infrastructure security from the beginning.
In 2019, DevSecOps will be capturing focus as an essential point towards controlling security level throughout the software development lifecycle. Though this is a little bit different than the traditional methodology as the traditional cycle offers step-by-step development phases and basically, security comes in the last stage. Conflicting to this, in DevSecOps, teams have to think about how they should automate security factors that are less worrying about the ongoing operations and needs less human intervention. Automating security from the start enables organizations to build a stronger and secure environment and decrease the burden of threats and vulnerabilities.
Containers: A Key Technology To Attain Competitive Advantage
A greater number of organizations systems and teams have accepted DevOps philosophy. The spirit of agility and flexibility is contained by companies to serve quick, better, and with optimum productivity. Thanks to the growth of latest technologies like synchronization, containers, and automation have become important facets of any DevOps through the use of microservices and containers.
Cloud, Containerization, and serverless are redefining the total structure of application development and application delivery to fulfill high-velocity requirements. Technology solutions like Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, AWS, IBM Cloud, Kubernetes, and Docker dominate the DevOps space making the sure tight association between services.
Containers are one of the disruptive methodologies that summarize dependencies and code together to make the software run faster and smoother irrespective of the computing environment. We will be detecting a notable growth in the usage of such advanced technologies in 2019.
DevOps To Help AI Applications
AI and machine learning are the latest buzzwords in the tech industry and almost everywhere. Companies are knowing the value of data science and that is a cause behind a faster surge in acceptance of AI applications. DevOps can certainly take the predictive analysis to the next level, but AI has still a lot of things that are uncertain.
Human Vs. machine argument is still going on and has partial scopes in terms of philosophy, the competence to match human insights and end-to-end implementation. If we think about DevOps in data-centric software, it would be holding a game changer role. CI and CD will put the entire team at the stage of strong collaboration that in turn, increase productivity and efficiency.
DevOps To Boost Automated Testing
Instead of trying various test-cases and matching them with expected results manually, testers are encouraged to use automated software testing tools that are equipped with a predefined set of actions. In the age of DevOps where faster, error-free, and graphically-advanced software will be driving growth, development and testing tools must match requirements for building software with great efficiency and agility.
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With the aim of improving software quality in less time, DevOps methodologies will support the use of automated software testing tools.
Move From CI to DevOps Assembly Line
CI includes 3 stages – build, test, and push. Instead of this approach, now Continuous Integration will be moving into a DevOps assembly line that shields source control, testing tools, configuration management, communication, security patching, and deployment environments.
In a short, it targets to have end-to-end automation and connection of the activities that are done by various teams. This improved CI process will decrease operational budgets and time to enable CD.
DevOps Will Strengthen Better Decisions
Yes, DevOps is much than earlier application delivery and quicker development lifecycle. The year 2019 will get more of DevSecOps where security will become an essential point. DevOps methodologies will be included by more and more companies to deliver better software solutions to their clients.