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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


Terraform is a product developed by HashiCorp. HashiCorp is a company with a strong focus on DevOps tools such as Consul, a highly available distributed key value storage, or Vagrant, a tool to reproduce development environments using the same provisioners as production.

Terraform, as the name hints, allows you to create infrastructure in cloud data centers in a declarative way, keeping track of what was created where, allowing you to apply changes to the infrastructure from the code perspective: your infrastructure is described as the code and, as such, it can follow its life cycle.

The first thing we need to do is download and install Terraform. Just open the URL in a browser and select your platform, in my case, Mac. Terraform is a single binary compressed in a ZIP file (as far as I am aware, it is the same for every platform) that I unzip and place somewhere in my path, in my case, in /usr/local/bin/terraform.


Be careful as some OSX...