Devops stresses iterative efforts to break down information silos, monitor relationships, and repair misunderstandings that arise between and within teams in your organization. By applying the actionable strategies in this book, you can make sustainable changes in your environment regardless of your level within your organization.
Jennifer Davis is a global organizer for devopsdays and a local organizer for devopsdays Silicon Valley, and the founder of Coffeeops. She supports a number of community meetups in the San Francisco area. In her role at Chef, Jennifer develops Chef cookbooks to simplify building and managing infrastructure. She has spoken at a number of industry conferences about devops, tech culture, monitoring, and automation. When she’s not working, she enjoys hiking Bay Area trails, learning to make things, and spending quality time with her partner, Brian, and her dog, George.
Ryn is an infrastructure operations engineer working at TravisCI. They have taken their love of automation and operations and turned it into a specialization in monitoring, configuration management, and operational tooling development. Ryn has spoken at numerous industry conferences, including Velocity, devopsdays and Monitorama, about subjects such as infrastructure automation, scaling monitoring solutions, and cultural change in engineering. Ryn wants to help organizations bring modern development practices and human-first culture design to their ops teams to make engineering practice more effective, efficient, and fun. They live in Brooklyn with a perfectly reasonable number of cats and in their spare time can often be found powerlifting, playing cello, or handcrafting knitted server koozies for the data center.
DevOps promises to accelerate the release of new software features and improve monitoring of systems in production, but its crucial implications for software architects and architecture are often ignored.
In DevOps: A Software Architect’s Perspective, three leading architects address these issues head-on. The authors review decisions software architects must make in order to achieve DevOps’ goals and clarify how other DevOps participants are likely to impact the architect’s work. They also provide the organizational, technical, and operational context needed to deploy DevOps more efficiently, and review DevOps’ impact on each development phase. The authors address cross-cutting concerns that link multiple functions, offering practical insights into compliance, performance, reliability, repeatability, and security.
This guide demonstrates the authors’ ideas in action with three real-world case studies: datacenter replication for business continuity, management of a continuous deployment pipeline, and migration to a microservice architecture.
Comprehensive coverage includes
• Why DevOps can require major changes in both system architecture and IT roles
• How virtualization and the cloud can enable DevOps practices
• Integrating operations and its service lifecycle into DevOps
• Designing new systems to work well with DevOps practices
• Integrating DevOps with agile methods and TDD
• Handling failure detection, upgrade planning, and other key issues
• Managing consistency issues arising from DevOps’ independent deployment models
• Integrating security controls, roles, and audits into DevOps
• Preparing a business plan for DevOps adoption, rollout, and measurement
Ideal for system administrators, infrastructure engineers, team leads, and architects, this book demonstrates various tools, techniques, and patterns you can use to implement infrastructure as code. In three parts, you’ll learn about the platforms and tooling involved in creating and configuring infrastructure elements, patterns for using these tools, and practices for making infrastructure as code work in your environment.Examine the pitfalls that organizations fall into when adopting the new generation of infrastructure technologiesUnderstand the capabilities and service models of dynamic infrastructure platformsLearn about tools that provide, provision, and configure core infrastructure resourcesExplore services and tools for managing a dynamic infrastructureLearn specific patterns and practices for provisioning servers, building server templates, and updating running servers
Explore production-readiness standards, including:Stability and Reliability: develop, deploy, introduce, and deprecate microservices; protect against dependency failuresScalability and Performance: learn essential components for achieving greater microservice efficiencyFault Tolerance and Catastrophe Preparedness: ensure availability by actively pushing microservices to fail in real timeMonitoring: learn how to monitor, log, and display key metrics; establish alerting and on-call proceduresDocumentation and Understanding: mitigate tradeoffs that come with microservice adoption, including organizational sprawl and technical debt