More than a decade ago “DevOps” was born.

The adoption of the DevOps approach enables companies to improve the interaction between (software) development and (IT) operations and thus to compete or even gain a competitive advantage.

But DevOps continues to evolve to meet changing needs. In addition to rapidly evolving technologies, business transformation, also driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, is playing a significant role. It’s no longer just about “dev” and “ops”, but about removing limitations between the enterprise and its customers.

So what’s next? How will DevOps evolve?

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting DevOps trends that we’re meeting with increasingly frequently.

Microservices architectures and Kubernetes in DevOps

Enterprises will break down their complex monolithic applications into small functional blocks. These so-called microservices are largely decoupled from each other and each perform only one task. They are then composed (orchestrated) and operated within a container architecture.

The advantages of this architecture are its flexibility and scalability. Microservices are less complex and have clearly defined interfaces. They can thus usually be developed, tested, deployed and maintained independently by small agile teams.

Kubernetes is an open source platform for containers. It has already established as a platform for microservices architectures. Kubernetes and its tools support container orchestration. The platform is scalable, resilient and portable. Containers can be managed across multiple instances, even across clouds. Continuous monitoring of containers identifies problems. Required restarts or roll-backs of containers can be automated. The ability to combine and automate development and deployment processes, also called “Continuous Integration” (CI) and “Continuous Delivery/Deployment” (CD), is a fundamental of DevOps.

Implementing a microservices architecture with Kubernetes allows development and operations to work more closely together.