Book Review - What is DevOps? - Infrastructure as Code by Mike Loukides
O'Reilly produces some useful (and short) ebook reports that help clarify and educate those of us in the tech industry. I just finished What is DevOps? - Infrastructure as Code by Mike Loukides, and it fits squarely in that "short ebook" category. In fact, you could make the argument that this is really a long blog post instead of an ebook, since it's only around 16 pages. But when the price is free, why quibble over semantics?
Loukides makes the argument that the NoOps movement is a misnomer. The function of Operations in a company such as Netflix or Amazon still continues to exist regardless of what might be inferred otherwise. The more relevant question is centered around what Operations actually means in the current technology state. Loukides states that the Operations team and the Development team become more closely allied, so that applications can take full advantage of PaaS (Platform as a Service). This adds redundancy and resiliency as core elements of an application, as opposed to just tossing the application over the fence for someone else to worry about if something goes wrong.
What Is DevOps? is by no means an exhaustive examination of the DevOps topic. At 16 pages, it's barely enough to get started. However, it *is* enough to get you thinking in the right direction, and provides the start of a framework for you to "know what you don't know". It's worth the few minutes (and no cost) to download and read.
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