Book Image

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)

Addressing vendor lock-in

Viktor Farcic: Are you concerned at all with vendor lock-in? The idea that companies can basically take over and lock you in forever and ever?

Julian Simpson: I think I'm concerned. I guess as these companies try to differentiate all their services, there will be an inevitable kind of lock-in effect from that. It's obviously in everybody's interest to keep you locked into their platforms. But if they try to sell the same vanilla product, then it's a race to the bottom.

As a result, these companies will try to differentiate things. I mean, if I were a CTO of a company that relied heavily on one cloud platform, I'd be looking to mitigate against that risk; for example, possibly by just running a percentage of my workload elsewhere so that I have the skills to manage a different platform. I think the problem with being able to outsource everything is that you also outsource your skills atrophy, as a person and as an organization...