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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)

Skipping a generation – a good or bad idea?

Bret Fisher: Exactly, so you'll have companies that skip a generation. For example, company X might now be doing virtualization. They didn't really do cloud, so they skipped it, but now they're going to do containers instead of just virtualization in the cloud.

Viktor Farcic: But can you do that? Is jumping a generation a good idea?

Bret Fisher: Not without your pain increasing. The pain increases because you're part of a team, and organizational learning means that we've both got to know that you're never a silo of knowledge. The entire team has to learn together and so, even if you were to hire a container expert, in a good-sized organization, it's going to take them years to get the entire team up to speed on all of that tech.

If the companies aren't doing cloud yet and you're going to take them to the cloud, but now they're also going to do containers too, that's going to suck...