Considerations for the Cloud and Distributed Systems
By Josha Stella
Released: March 2016
Immutable infrastructure, a deployment and operations strategy inspired by the programming concept of immutability, is more than just another technology option. It also provides a completely different way of thinking about application and service delivery. In this report, Josh Stella, co-founder and CEO of Fugue, explains that embracing immutability means giving up the data center mindset, which focuses on individual machine uptime and maintenance, for a more flexible approach using API-driven infrastructure-as-code.
Stella describes the advantages of working with immutable infrastructure—particularly automated instance replacement and autoscaling—and provides a look at current implementations in the marketplace. You’ll also learn best practices for integrating immutable patterns into your workflow.
Josha Stella is co-founder and CEO of Fugue, the company that’s creating an operating system for the cloud. Before Fugue, Josh was a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, served as a CTO for a startup, and held several other technical and leadership roles over the past 25 years.