Automate to a maximum! Why automate? With application platforms available where applications can be deployed and scaled within seconds, how can data services not be? Obviously, applications rely on data services and stateful data services can be vastly different.
This article leads through generic strategies that will guide the decision making process when striving for a full lifecycle automation of on-demand provisioning a large number of data services.
In the preceding posts 1 (Operations), 2 (DevOps Gen 1 & Infrastructure as a Service), 3 (DevOps Gen 2 & Infrastructure as Code), 4 (Application Platforms), of the series ‘Evolution of Software Development and Operations’ a brief history of software operations has been drafted.