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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)

The commercialization of DevOps

Damon Edwards: It is definitely an interesting topic, because people love to throw their hope into tools. First, it was Puppet. Then, it was Chef. More recently, it was Ansible, but now it's cloud-native and serverless. Each new automation tool is going to take over the world, but then the special project team working on it moves on and it becomes legacy. Now we have one of everything. Meanwhile, someone is saying that if they can bring in another new tool, then that will solve all their problems. It's a cycle that has always been there.

Nowadays, there are a lot of companies with DevOps initiatives, and their people are following the pattern that they've always followed and are looking for a DevOps tool to help them. I don't blame the vendors for offering their tools up as DevOps tools, because most of them are perfectly fine tools that solve specific problems. But don't be surprised when your DevOps problems don't go away, and...