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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)

Looking at the cloud

Viktor Farcic: But then isn't that a threat to those same cloud vendors? If it's so transparent, then I can easily switch from one to another.

Wian Vos: I think that's a good situation for us as consumers. But it does make these vendors compete more for our business. For at least the last five to six years, if you talk to anybody who's somebody in IT, it's all about the cloud. In that time period, we had an unprecedented economic boom. So, I'm wondering what's going to happen once the economy start failing again: Will people have to cut costs again, and if so, then what happens? Are we going back to hardware?

Viktor Farcic: But is cloud computing more expensive than on-prem?

Wian Vos: Yes.

Viktor Farcic: I have a theory, and I might be wrong, that when you calculate the price per CPU, and if we include the tens of hundreds of people managing that infrastructure on-prem, I actually think it's not that much more expensive when...