2020 was a year of all sorts of things and DevOps might not be the top of your mind, but DevOps had a big year, too.
There was a massive shift to virtual conferences, remote collaboration tools, and digital by default strategies.
AWS re:Invent became a three-week extravaganza, for heavens sake. It's still going on as we speak!
Anyways, there's a lot to cover, so here are some of the most important DevOps tools and trends from 2020 influencing what 2021 could mean for the developer experience.
- Amazon ECS went multi-cloud.
- Kubernetes got divorced from Docker, kind of.
- Kong Konnect + Kuma = Universal Service Mesh
- Launch: SlackOps by CTO.ai
- SlackOps scale: Salesforce bought Slack for 27B.
- Your own friendly DevOps Guru by AWS.
- New GitHub CLI and Dark Mode! #GitHubUniverse
- CNCF is gigantic and still growing.
- Billions were raised for developer workflow automation tools, including yours truly, CTO.ai.
- Measuring DevOps in Jira.
- DevSecOps took the majority of talks award at the KubeCon and CloudNativeCon.
- Google Cloud doubles down on edge computing.
- A control plane for your 1000 microservices?
- Microsoft Azure has digital twins?
- HashiCorp dropped a bunch of new tools. Are they GitLab now?
- Progress bought Chef to double down on software workflow automation.
- Atlassian bought Halp for ChatOps in Slack and Microsoft Teams.
- Rook, the first CNCF storage project, graduated.
- EverythingOps, from AIOps to GitOps to DevSecRunTreeOps (okay, that last one is made up).
- Carole Baskin knows way more about AWS than anyone thought.
And that's it! If I missed anything, tweet me.
I'd also recommend the DevOps 2021 predictions by TechBeacon.