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Scalable Cloud Ops with Fugue by Josha Stella

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The Promise of the Cloud Is Unrealized

The cloud has changed the way we do computing. It liberated us from the burdens of purchasing and maintaining expensive servers and networking hardware. We now consume and scale computing resources as needed and without advanced provisioning. The cloud helps tear down walls between development and operations that slow us down.

But the promise of the cloud is unrealized. Why? Because we still maintain infrastructure in the cloud with the same tools and methods used in the data center. We patch operating systems. We update application code on long-lived instances. We manually configure network changes and those for other services. All this cruft piles up over time, and that’s a problem.

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