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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)

Site reliability engineering versus DevOps

Júlia Biró: In my understanding, site reliability engineering is a subset of DevOps engineering, a very specific subset with very different goals. A DevOps engineer's job is to make the other teams effective and to help this full ownership principle, while a site reliability engineer is a very simple metric that defines the success of my work, which is the uptime of the site.

"A DevOps engineer's job is to make the other teams effective and to help this full ownership principle."

—Júlia Biró

In my job, I provide the tools for the other teams so that they can operate their systems in a way that achieves high availability. My toolkit provides them with good tooling and good guidelines for testing, monitoring, alerting, easy deployment, and easy reversion. At the end of the day, I'm making sure that they themselves can run their services in a reliable way by owning that...