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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)

Looking into the future

Viktor Farcic: If you had a crystal ball, where would you predict we're going to be in the next year, next decade, or even further out? Obviously, now the leading-edge tech is containers, but what's coming after?

Bret Fisher: I think it's going to take us a long time before orchestration is normal.

Viktor Farcic: I mean, with that, we're just starting.

Bret Fisher: It's a lot harder now than it's going to be, and it has to get a lot easier before most people are going to use it. I'm really a fan of the whole one container per VM concept, such as Clear Containers with Linux. VMware is doing a little bit of it, Microsoft's doing it, and Docker's doing it with the LinuxKit. I don't necessarily know if we're going to end up with a world where it's a lot of just one container per VM or if it's going to be this world of mini containers in a VM. But I think locked-down apps, whatever the future of containers is...