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Repeatability, Reliability, and Scalability through GitOps

By : Bryan Feuling
Book Image

Repeatability, Reliability, and Scalability through GitOps

By: Bryan Feuling

Overview of this book

The world of software delivery and deployment has come a long way in the last few decades. From waterfall methods to Agile practices, every company that develops its own software has to overcome various challenges in delivery and deployment to meet customer and market demands. This book will guide you through common industry practices for software delivery and deployment. Throughout the book, you'll follow the journey of a DevOps team that matures their software release process from quarterly deployments to continuous delivery using GitOps. With the help of hands-on tutorials, projects, and self-assessment questions, you'll build your knowledge of GitOps basics, different types of GitOps practices, and how to decide which GitOps practice is the best for your company. As you progress, you'll cover everything from building declarative language files to the pitfalls in performing continuous deployment with GitOps. By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed with the fundamentals of delivery and deployment, the different schools of GitOps, and how to best leverage GitOps in your teams.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Fundamentals of GitOps
Section 2: GitOps Types, Benefits, and Drawbacks
Section 3: Hands-On Practical GitOps

Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Delivery and Deployment

Any company that builds and maintains applications is automatically concerned with repeatability, reliability, and scalability. In fact, some of the main metrics that are monitored on an application are directly related to these operational concerns. Understanding the basics and history of the industry when attempting to accomplish the ultimate trifecta of software administration is paramount to learning from the issues of the past.

In this chapter, and throughout this book, you will embark on a journey with a DevOps team as they attempt to conquer the deployment and delivery world. By experiencing the pains, bottlenecks, and setbacks with the DevOps team, you will understand how the industry has evolved, and what needs to be accomplished in order to succeed.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • How did we get here?
  • What is a deployment process?
  • What is a delivery process?
  • What makes any practice continuous?