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DevOps and the Cloud Infrastructure Trends to Watch for in Q2 2023

This guest blog was contributed by Venkat Thiruvengadam, Founder and CEO of DuploCloud

Venkat Thiruvengadam, Founder and CEO of DuploCloud

The DevOps space has been going through significant changes in recent years. As companies take on digital migration to the cloud and a hybrid work environment, workflows are also changing. While the increase in citizen developers helps alleviate some of these issues, more is needed to help software engineers and DevOps teams collaborate. Compliance is a complex issue facing many organizations. In Q2, we will see an overall shift in the provisioning and maintenance of infrastructure.

As more and more businesses embrace migrating all their data to the cloud and adopting digital transformation, they will continue to be looking for ways to streamline their processes, alleviate infrastructure complexities, avoid information leakage, and reduce costs. In Q2, companies will ramp up migration of custom applications to the cloud, including work streams, enlist various technical processes and embrace no code/low code as their method of choice.

In addition, as startups and small- to medium-sized businesses continue to be cautious about maintaining proper payment card industry (PCI) data security standard (DSS) protocols for their cloud applications, there has been a lot of concern about cloud compliance overall. Developing cloud PCI compliance protocols can be costly, labor-intensive, and prone to human error. In Q2, we will see a shift as more companies gain trust in developing PCI-DSS-compliant applications through embracing technologies such as IaC.

Additionally, citizen development will continue to rise due to remote work and digital transformation. Companies are increasing their efficiency by empowering citizen developers to create apps that automate workflows and remove many of the daily frustrations employees experience.

Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that by 2026, the shortage of engineers in the US will exceed 1.2M. In addition, only 39.6% of candidates for DevOps job openings fully meet employers’ requirements (source). Due to this and other factors such as high learning curves, low code/no code solutions have been widely adopted to speed up the application development process and keep up with company needs.

Infrastructure-as-code (IaC) led to a shift in the way software engineers and Ops think about the provisioning and maintenance of infrastructure. While IaC has gained wider adoption among DevOps teams, the complexities of data center configuration and management continue to create problems. IaC is rapidly becoming a last-decade technique and new emerging technologies such as low code/no code can better solve and streamline many of the issues IaC presents.

We expect the DevOps automation space to evolve from point solutions to an end-to-end DevOps-as-a-Service platform that eliminates 90% of DIY. “as-a-service” platforms have revolutionized most aspects of software from infrastructure and data to observability. It is inevitable that DevOps-as-a-Service and IDPs are the future, but they don’t have to be built in-house.


As you can see, there are a lot of exciting trends driving the space. I am excited to see how everything develops. Here’s to Q2 and the remainder of 2023! About the Author:


Venkat Thiruvengadam is the Founder and CEO of DuploCloud (https://duplocloud.com/), an end-to-end DevOps automation and compliance platform that takes high-level application specifications from the user and translates them to secure cloud configurations. Venkat was also an early engineer at Microsoft Azure and the first developer and founding member in Azure’s networking team, Venkat wrote significant parts of Azure’s compute and network controller stack.


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