Going from manual to fully automated deployment is never easy. There many hurdles and painful lessons that await. But it is also a process that will change your culture and improve your life greatly.
Microservices within a distributed environment is nothing new. But nowadays, when you design a microservices environment, you have to take more into consideration than just the software itself. Designing a distributed application within stateless and immutable environment can be challenging.
There’s a lot going on in the cloud, and a lot of that is open source. Microsoft and Red Hat are bringing a wave of modern open source portfolios to the cloud. Fueled by the cloud, DevOps is becoming commonplace across organizations of all sizes.
Ansible is the Swiss Army knife of DevOps, capable of handling many powerful automation tasks with the flexibility to adapt to many environments and workflows. Not all approaches are created equal though. Don't let yours undermine the simplicity and power of Ansible.
Richard Balsewich from the Samsung Business Innovation Lab focuses on, not what DevOps is a concept, but rather how much DevOps practices can do in the enterprise.
OpenStack is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering that provides a powerful abstraction layer for interacting with your datacenter infrastructure, supported by a wide array of pluggable drivers for existing physical and virtual infrastructure investments.