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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

Server provision software

As mentioned earlier, there are few options for software provisioning. Through this chapter, you will learn how to use Chef and Ansible, focusing on the latter as it is widely used across many companies and is easier to master than Chef.

There are also other options in the market that are valid and good solutions, but we are going to take a special interest in Ansible, which, to me, seems the easiest to learn and extend out of all of them.


Chef is a very interesting software that follows the bastion host principle to run configurations on our servers. A bastion host is a server placed in our private network that is able to reach our servers directly or via proxy in order to execute the actions needed to set them up with the desired state. This is an option not to be overlooked, as one of the biggest challenges that server provisioning presents is the management of secrets and authorization that, for example, Ansible needs to improve via third-party software such...