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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)

Exploring serverless functions, SQL, and the cloud

Viktor Farcic: How do you load-test serverless functions?

Sean Hull: You're paying every time that function is called, so do you really want to load-test it on a hundred thousand customers? I don't know. Then, there are timeout questions. You have resource limitations across your AWS account, so maybe you're going to hit a wall because you can only run a certain number of Lambda functions for the month, or you have 10 Lambda functions, and one function runs off the rails, which then takes all the other ones offline because you've hit some resource limit.

I think that there are still things to manage, for sure. I think that DevOps, infrastructure as code, and serverless have changed the nature of systems administration, site reliability engineers, and operational engineers. It changes their day-to-day jobs, but I still think there's a lot of work to do.

"DevOps, infrastructure as code, and serverless...