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.
- Learn how immutable infrastructure treats all aspects of your system as quanta that can be built, replaced, and destroyed
- Understand why traditional data center management techniques struggle in distributed, scaled environments
- Explore current use cases for implementing immutable patterns through customized toolchains
- Learn fundamental patterns and practices for achieving immutability with cloud resources
- Examine a unified approach to immutability with the Fugue operating system
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.
Table of contents
- 1. Here Then Gone: What Is Immutable Infrastructure?
2. Immutable Infrastructure in Action
- Immutable Infrastructure in the Toolchain
- Best Practices: How to Make Your Application Immutable
- Immutable Infrastructure in a Unified System
- 3. Pressing Questions
- Title: Immutable Infrastructure
- Release date: March 2016
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781491943878
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