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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)

Kubernetes, RHEL, and Ubuntu

Viktor Farcic: You mention Kubernetes. Do you think Kubernetes will affect operating systems? Are we going to continue seeing RHEL and Ubuntu dominating the market?

James Turnbull: I don't think so. I personally think the operating system is dead; I don't see a purpose for it. I want to build composable things that just use the system-level resources that I care about, whether they are disk, CPU, or memory. I want to be able to take libraries or middleware from a selection of stuff and then combine those without needing a huge surface area of other materials. I think that we'll see more and more things that are shaped like Alpine and CoreOS, where the operating system is largely a black box, or you're getting a piece of the operating system where you don't configure any of it, as a lot of it's not exposed to you.

I still think that people will want some sort of support. They'll want somebody to be able to talk to when something...