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DevOps Paradox

By : Viktor Farcic
Book Image

DevOps Paradox

By: Viktor Farcic

Overview of this book

DevOps promises to break down silos, uniting organizations to deliver high quality output in a cross-functional way. In reality it often results in confusion and new silos: pockets of DevOps practitioners fight the status quo, senior decision-makers demand DevOps paint jobs without committing to true change. Even a clear definition of what DevOps is remains elusive. In DevOps Paradox, top DevOps consultants, industry leaders, and founders reveal their own approaches to all aspects of DevOps implementation and operation. Surround yourself with expert DevOps advisors. Viktor Farcic draws on experts from across the industry to discuss how to introduce DevOps to chaotic organizations, align incentives between teams, and make use of the latest tools and techniques. With each expert offering their own opinions on what DevOps is and how to make it work, you will be able to form your own informed view of the importance and value of DevOps as we enter a new decade. If you want to see how real DevOps experts address the challenges and resolve the paradoxes, this book is for you.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)

Ubuntu and Red Hat in this new world

Viktor Farcic: I like discussing the question of what's becoming obsolete. That brings me back to operating systems. Do we need Ubuntu or Red Hat in this new world?

Ádám Sándor: Simply put, yes, we do. There are currently two places to use operating systems right now. One is on the server that is running the containers, and the other is inside a container. So, on the server that's running the containers, we already see a shift towards very minimalistic operating systems where they just do the bare minimum.

"[Do we need Ubuntu or Red Hat in this new world?] Simply put, yes, we do."

—Ádám Sándor

Viktor Farcic: I'm thinking of platforms like Rancher and CoreOS.

Ádám Sándor: Exactly. Take CoreOS, for example. It's very minimal and just launches containers, that's all. It runs Docker, and that's it, the OS inside the container.

Viktor Farcic...