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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


The goal of this chapter was to build upon the foundational concepts from the last chapter and discuss how different companies in the industry solve the delivery and deployment process internally. A team wanting to implement continuous processes related to delivery and deployment should not start by choosing the tools first, but rather by understanding what the outcome of the process should be.

Every engineering team, especially a DevOps team, will encounter difficult delivery timelines and will need to evaluate what true requirements are and how to best accommodate the desired outcome with the desired requirements.

The next chapter will cover GitOps at a high level, some considerations that a team should have when implementing GitOps, and some of the nuances that can make GitOps adoption difficult.