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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)

Using containers

Going back to your earlier question though, I think that the definition of DevOps itself inherently means compromise. The operations and developers at any company have to compromise to get the stuff to work together and to go faster. Maybe that's compromising on security or on testing. Maybe our testing lifecycle isn't four weeks' worth of user testing anymore; maybe it's just four days before we go to production? But in a lot of cases, we can't just speed things up without making some sort of eventual compromise that every party involved in would be okay with.

Viktor Farcic: Let's talk more about you, Bret. From my understanding, most of the time, you're helping companies or people adapt to using containers. Do you think we should be shipping everything in containers? As someone who's so invested in the concept, do you ever sit back and say that, actually, no, this stays as it is—we're not going to use containers?

Bret Fisher...