Top 5 DevSecOps trends in 2022

The work environment in most organizations looks nothing like what it used to be a decade ago. Moreover, the recent pandemic has been a tipping point for those behind the curve, as they were forced to quickly adopt cloud and remote working models. All this has put tremendous pressure on the IT departments and security professionals. Amidst this rapidly evolving environment, DevSecOps has become a mainstay for organizations seeking higher reliability, agility, and security in their software development practices.

DevSecOps aims to unify different teams, tools, and processes responsible for managing an organization’s IT systems, applications, and security. In practice, it essentially involves a shift left of everything to make it easier, faster, and efficient for organizations to detect and mitigate security and compliance gaps. With DevOps, engineering, security, and compliance teams working together, it is possible to automate and integrate development and compliance tests early in the cycle. In this article, we will explore some of the emerging trends in DevSecOps space.

How to overcome the Build vs. Buy dilemma for CI/CD pipeline monitoring

While DevOps has provided a middle path to the warring development and operations tribes in most organizations, it requires a high level of expertise to champion CI/CD processes and achieve continuous improvements. Organizations often struggle to harness the true value of their CI/CD implementation. Though CI/CD pipeline monitoring can help in assessing the health and performance of pipelines, selecting the right tool for monitoring isn’t simple. They also face the quintessential build vs. buy dilemma in the selection of CI/CD monitoring tools. Like always, it’s not just about time and material; they also need to consider the total cost of ownership (TCO), along with the opportunity costs due to engagement of their resources in configuration and maintenance, instead of real work.

Let’s explore what it takes to monitor a CI/CD pipeline with and without a commercial monitoring solution.