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Implementing Modern DevOps

By : Danny Varghese, David Gonzalez
Book Image

Implementing Modern DevOps

By: Danny Varghese, David Gonzalez

Overview of this book

This book follows a unique approach to modern DevOps using cutting-edge tools and technologies such as Ansible, Kubernetes, and Google Cloud Platform. This book starts by explaining the organizational alignment that has to happen in every company that wants to implement DevOps in order to be effective, and the use of cloud datacenters in combination with the most advanced DevOps tools to get the best out of a small team of skilled engineers. It also delves into how to use Kubernetes to run your applications in Google Cloud Platform, minimizing the friction and hassle of maintaining a cluster but ensuring its high availability. By the end of this book, you will be able to realign teams in your company and create a Continuous Delivery pipeline with Kubernetes and Docker. With strong monitoring in place, you will also be able to react to adverse events in your system, minimizing downtime and improving the overall up-time and stability of your system.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 2. Cloud Data Centers - The New Reality

In the last few years, there has been a shift toward cloud systems, which enable the companies to scale in an easy and cheap way depending on the needs. They also enable companies to take advantage of something called Infrastructure as Code (IAC), which basically allows you to treat your physical resources (servers and routers) that previously had to be bought according to the needs as code that you can review, run, and re-run to adapt the infrastructure to your requirements.

In this chapter, we are going to walk through the main cloud providers, taking a look at their main strengths and weak points in order to form a clear picture of what they offer and how we can, as engineers, take advantage of it.

Out of all the providers in the market, we are going to focus on these two:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Google Cloud Platform

We are also going to talk a bit about these:

  • Heroku
  • Azure
  • DigitalOcean

We should have an open minded attitude, as all of them can...