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.
Application Platforms After the walkthrough on how to build clusters, we have seen how many moving parts even a simple application cluster may have: load balancers with a cluster manager, application servers, database servers with replication and a database cluster manager, an object store, just to name a few.
Devops Gen 2 & Infrastructure as Code The emergence of reliable infrastructures — virtual data centers controllable via API — enable new automation strategies in software operations. The usage of persistent disks to store important data on remotely attached block devices makes virtual machines disposable. These ephemeral VMs do not need intense protection as their… Read more »