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Opsera 2022 Predictions: The No Code DevOps Orchestration Boom

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The No Code DevOps Orchestration Boom

By Chandra Ranganathan, co-founder and CEO of Opsera

As we enter 2022, technology teams are faced with challenges that accompany the rapid pace of digital transformation. While digital initiatives remain a priority at most organizations, there is a severe gap in the number of skilled professionals available to tackle the demands of software delivery. Engineering and IT teams are faced with skill shortages are still faced with skill shortages, unable to adequately fill roles.

Not only do teams face a human skill shortage, but the tools and multi-cloud ecosystems enabling digital transformation have also skyrocketed in numbers and complexity has skyrocketed in numbers and complexity. Engineers use various best-of-breed tools to develop, test, deploy and manage software across the software delivery lifecycle, resulting in a very complex and expensive challenge for companies to connect and integrate all of these tools. It requires a substantial amount of code written by developers, which further aggravates the skills gap challenge.

While enterprises continue to make strides with DevOps initiatives, technology teams must continue to enable these digital advancements while keeping up with the pace of security, compliance and governance. In 2022, the technology leaders and teams need to tackle the skills gap head-on and find ways to simplify the complexities that plague software delivery.

Here are some key predictions for DevOps in 2022:

1) No-Code DevOps Orchestration will Boom

No-code development is on the rise to improve developer productivity and efficiency. In 2022, no-code DevOps orchestration will emerge to help teams address the complexities of software delivery and close the skills gap. No-code DevOps orchestration provides automation across the DevOps lifecycle from integrating and maintaining diverse toolchains, creating automated pipeline workflows with integrated security and quality gates and thresholds, and providing intelligence across the software delivery lifecycle. There are two critical benefits of no-code DevOps orchestration offers that will be particularly helpful in the coming year:

  1. It enables engineering and DevOps teams to integrate CI/CD and DevOps tools, and build scalable no-code pipelines declaratively in minutes for various use cases using a common framework.
  2. It frees up developers to focus on building and shipping their core products for faster go-to-market without having to stitch together and manage their underlying tools and pipelines.

2) A Shift-Left approach for Security

The concept of shift-left is familiar to those within the technology industry. However, shift-left adoption is not yet widespread. In 2022, as software attacks continue to rise, shifting security left will be more crucial than ever.

By shifting security, quality and compliance left, engineering teams can reduce much of the complexities and risk factors of delivering software. They can automate code, container and infrastructure scans as well as threat and vulnerability checks in a proactive manner by integrating the appropriate security tools. Automation of processes like quality checks and approval gates leads to fewer outages post-deployment and helps ensure compliance. Shift left achieved via no-code orchestration of pipelines will also enhance collaboration between development, security and quality engineering teams.

3) Unified and Predictive Insights

Today, as teams move toward DevOps maturity, they must ensure faster delivery of applications on multiple platforms across multiple cloud environments. As teams deal with these more complex software delivery pipelines while battling a shortage of skilled employees, they risk poor visibility and reporting. As a result, engineering teams see a downward impact to their productivity, security and compliance posture.

With the emergence of no-code DevOps orchestration, we will see the abstraction, correlation and contextualization of metadata and logs from different tools across the DevOps spectrum to enable actionable insights for different personas. Real-time unified logs across tools help minimize troubleshooting and resolution times, and cross-functional metrics and scorecards can help track and optimize efficiencies, security and compliance. The incorporation of machine learning capabilities will enable predictive insights and self-healing.

2022 Outlook

As engineering and IT leaders and teams aim to deliver better features and capabilities to their customers as fast, securely and cost-effectively as possible, they need to spend less time and resources building, integrating and maintaining complex tools and pipelines. In 2022, we'll see more adoption of no-code DevOps orchestration practices, shifting security left and leveraging unified and predictive insights as organizations move closer to DevOps maturity.



Chandra Ranganathan 

Chandra Ranganathan is the co-founder and CEO of Opsera (, a continuous orchestration platform for Next-Gen DevOps. In prior roles, Chandra was the Head of Enterprise Infrastructure for Uber and Vice President of IT at Symantec. Chandra is a technology executive with experience spanning Information Technology, Product Management, and Product Engineering in the High-Tech and Finance industries, with domain expertise in DevOps, Cloud, Infrastructure, and Security. 

Published Monday, January 24, 2022 7:34 AM by David Marshall
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