- File Size: 1629 KB
- Print Length: 18 pages
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- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (June 11, 2012)
- Publication Date: June 11, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0084HJB56
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,059 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
What is DevOps? Kindle Edition
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If you read this and find yourself nodding your head, commiserating with the pain described by the author, maybe your shop is a candidate for a DevOps cultural transformation. And really, that's what it is, a cultural transformation. The technology is all for naught without it.
I'm reading this from the perspective of an operations team leader, and of someone successfully affecting a DevOps business transformation in a software development shop.
I live this stuff every day, but as a manager it did give me a different perspective on the DevOps movement.
This book made me realize that within the next five to ten years Systems and Network administration is going to completely change from fighting individual fires to the automation of deploying and maintaining thousands of virtual servers and network instances via private and/or public clouds.
I am a system administrator and I have been one since the 1990's. The way my job was and still is now is going to change from custom individually installed servers or VM's to push button automation of thousands of virtual machines with the identical software running on them all. The things I thought that would make the cloud unusable for financial and other companies with high security demands are not going to matter at some point.
Good information, the book made me feel like I am becoming George Jetson where I will eventually just sit at a terminal pushing buttons to kill a misbehaving virtual machine and then hit another button to deploy a new one!
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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So its worth reading, but as a book its too small to learn anything useful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a brief introduction into the development of devops and a lot of complaining as to why people who are exploring or aren't exploring devops are dumb.Published 1 month ago by montes
Better off going to the wiki for "DevOps". Really not worth reading at all. I thought it being free would be worth it :(Published 2 months ago by Mr Vegas
It's good. Easy to read. Easily accessible. Good user interaction. Easy to see the words. Overall it's all good. ThanksPublished 4 months ago
Was looking for a more detailed description. Not sure I could answer the question What is DevOps?, if I was asked after reading this. For me, too abstract and not detailed enough.Published 5 months ago by Brian Kemp
The article is quite good. However I would object to some points described :)Published 6 months ago by Andrey Dekanovich
Very light intro to DevOps. Quick read. More of a "Why is DevOps" than What".Published 6 months ago by gianouts
This is a promotional book which ask readers to upgrade at the end of the book (hardly 10 pages) to full version. Why not release it as a sample instead of ebook. Avoid this.Published 7 months ago by Ray
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