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DevOps Paradox

By : Viktor Farcic
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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 future of the OS

Viktor Farcic: I have the impression that many OSes, apart from being Docker containers, made us question quite a few things, such as do we even need Ubuntu and Red Hat?

Bret Fisher: That's the distribution issue. The Linux distributions don't want to hear the fact that they're becoming less relevant, but the truth is that they are becoming less relevant. I have no doubt that several of them will succeed in making themselves more relevant in the container space, and that they'll come up with tools that will make it worth me using Ubuntu to run containers instead of choosing something else. To an extent, it's already true today because I would choose one over the other simply because it comes with a more modern kernel that's going to work better with Docker. If you've got a five-year-old kernel that's still on the 3 series, I know I'm not going to prefer you just because I now have to go and update the kernel before...