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Release It!, 2nd Edition by Michael T. Nygard

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Solutions at Different Scales

In previous chapters, we’ve dealt with different solutions, depending on your production environment: physical, virtual, cloud, or container. As we move up the stack into interconnect, control plane, and operations, we also need to consider what solution is right for your organization. For instance, some techniques for service discovery and invocation depend on extra pieces of software. A large team or department with hundreds of small services would do well to use Consul or another dynamic discovery service. The cost of running and operating Consul is easily amortized over the number of teams that benefit. Not to mention, the rate of change is going to be high enough to justify something highly dynamic. On the ...

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