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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)

What's the best stack available today?

Viktor Farcic: You're a very technically oriented, hands-on person. All of your books, at least those that I've read, are highly technical, which gets me wondering whether you have a favorite stack. I saw that you wrote a lot about Puppet and Terraform. Is one replacing another? Moreover, where do you see the industry moving to now?

James Turnbull: I'm probably less technical than I used to be. I've moved between a lot of different roles; these days, I'm primarily a people leader. I'm a CTO, and I've been a VP of engineering for a number of years, so I dabble in this space in my spare time, but I wouldn't consider myself a practicing SRE or a practicing Systems Engineer anymore.

In terms of things like Puppet and Terraform, I think they do different things. Terraform is clearly an infrastructure build tool, and if you want to build a virtual private cloud (VPC) and a bunch of Amazon EC2 instances and a...