One of the biggest considerations for those in DevOps for 2019 will be the mobile component. It's essential to have mobile apps, and it's even more essential that those apps are configured to work well for multiple mobile devices. Troubleshooting, management, and logging will play a big part in how well your app performs. It's going to require concerted continuous effort.

Following, several trends which will define 2019 will be briefly explored to help give you an idea what to focus on in the coming months. The year is almost 25% finished already, and technology will not cease its forward march because some get left behind. You've got to remain cutting edge as best you can. Consider these tips.

More Integral Cloud Computing Management

Cloud computing is changing the face of everything. Many savvy developers understand that cloud computing isn't going away, and that managing app will best be accomplished through operational paradigms which acknowledge this reality. Cloud monitoring applications are a big deal in DevOps.

You'll want to find ways of justifying your management of apps through cloud providers like Amazon Web Services using solutions like this elastic beanstalk ebextensions file. Increased infrastructural simplicity results in greater app visibility, allowing for more effective augmentation as it's necessary.

In 2018, mobile internet interface outpaced desktop interface for the first time in history. Cloud computing has facilitated IoT or the Internet of Things. 5G is on the horizon. In terms of digital applications, mobile technology represents a fundamental frontier. Getting ahead of the opportunities here requires being able to navigate the cloud as best your DevOps team can.

Automation Expansion

Automation reduces operational complication, increases productivity, and facilitates increased potentiality in forwarding operations. DevOps using cloud computing solutions should also look into automated logging. You should have logs which are generated the moment an issue develops, and that information should be available in a centralized database to all on your team.

The more visible and available logs are, the quicker errors and exceptions can be identified and resolved, or at the very least managed until a resolution can happen. Keeping ahead of such errors and exceptions will be competitively necessary as the market continues to transition. You want your app to excel above competitors and startups revolving around similar services.

Instituting Airtight Security In DevOps

Cybercrime is a multi-trillion dollar industry that gets bigger every year. There is a reason for this. As any legitimate economy expands, a black market necessarily follows, leaching from that legitimate economy and expanding in its own right. Well, digital technology has grown to a point of global integrity, and exponentially it builds on itself. Accordingly, cybercrime follows.

There are countless startups which deal specifically in cybercriminal enterprise. They steal information on DevOps builds, then change minor details and sell it as their own — Chinese developers are notorious for this. Ransomware is additionally a threat, as is spyware, malware, and social engineering hacks.

In 2019, you need to look at securing your DevOps team as an overhead expense. Train your team at recurrent intervals so you can stay up-to-date on the latest trends. Additionally, work with MSPs and other tech agencies to stay ahead of pernicious cybercriminal threats. Even countries are getting in on the game — North Korea initiated WannaCry two years ago. 2019 is the year to secure everything. These sorts of attack will only increase in frequency.

Preparing Your DevOps Team For Success

You've got to stay at the head of the cutting edge in terms of technology going forward. 2019 is going to see trends in application development technology, as well as other fields of IT such as OS software development, or hardware builds. Quantum computing just hit the mainstream this year, and soon it will be integral.

Ensure you focus on security this year, look into automation, and be positive your operational paradigm has fully mastered the cloud. The ball of technological innovation has not quit rolling, and the goal posts keep moving. You are on a bell curve that will never hit zero, so stay as close to the line as you can in terms of upgrade and development.