APIs and DevOps

DON MACVITTIE | January 24, 2019

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As always, there are interesting trends in DevOps, and I wanted to point out one that is starting to bother me: the “API economy,” and how it impacts DevOps decision-makers. Traditional infrastructure—SAN, LAN, physical systems, etc.—were generally controlled the best from the command line. While there are a million of them, Cisco IOS is probably the one that you’ll remember best (or you stopped using to read this—just depends upon the shop). When large-scale automation started, these command lines became a bit problematic. After all, scripting was possible, but painful, and often had non-portable hardcoded values. Virtualization, and later cloud—and even later SDN and NFV—all made this better, but on a layer over the top of (and normally not well integrated with) the physical layer. Years ago I bemoaned that we had doubled the workload of operations by re-implementing what was already implemented at the physical layer. So we were configuring the physical���even for cloud you have to get to the cloud—and then configuring the virtual.



This is all about making aware to peoples about current infrastructure and its related issues, problem solution, upcoming technologies etc.


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