Microsoft issued me a Mac when they hired me to help people use Linux on Azure. If this sounds like the beginning of a nerdy joke, it’s because we need to question long-held opinions, let go of deeply-cherished stereotypes, and welcome this new era of open collaboration.
Let’s take the 10,000 foot tour of today’s cloud, containers, and orchestration landscape before diving into specifics we can use when making calls on microservices, backing data stores, and app decomposition. We’ll talk public cloud, containers, and k8s from the “Open at Microsoft” perspective!
Containers aren't technically new (e.g. chroot, jails, zones), but weren't widely adopted. why? Docker made things more usable, accessible, and available for developers to use rather than being monopolized by "scary ops people". #devopsdays
"Computers are easy, people are hard" is catchy but false; "scalable fault-tolerant distsys requires eng effort to build and operate; and people are even harder than that"... is more accurate. #devopsdays
Every proof of concept someone wants to put into your org: day 1 is going to be amazing, but what about day 2? [c.f. vendor demos]. At some point you have to redeploy or scale out or patch. #devopsdays
#devopdays@bridgetkromhout: It’s great if something works perfectly on day 1. It’s essesntial that it works on day 2 and day 2005. You can’t walk away when you get something in production, it has to keep going.
Finally, important to explore stuff. Especially if you don't yolo it directly into production; it's safe to experiment with your nonprod environments to find things that will help you a lot. #devopsdays