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Scalable Cloud Ops with Fugue by Josha Stella

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The Cloud Is the Computer; Fugue Is the Operating System

Cloud computing doesn’t have to be this way. The cloud isn’t just about shedding the physical data center. It’s about shedding the data center mindset. Cloud infrastructure can be controlled via API calls. This means we can view it as a giant general-purpose computer—and program it. This is where Fugue comes in.

Fugue automates the creation, operation, enforcement, and termination of infrastructure in the cloud. It makes immutable patterns practical, improving resilience and security. When an update is needed, Fugue either destroys and replaces a resource (as with a VPC CIDR block) or modifies an existing resource (as with VPC tags), depending on resource properties. The former is an ...

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