“When Mike Loukides published the long essay What is DevOps? in book form for O’Reilly Media, he gave it a subtitle that would become well-known: Infrastructure as Code. That essay, just 20 pages long, proposed a few key things:
- Infrastructure moves into the code. The systems that run the software, which are in the cloud, are created by code.
- The operations role would move into the teams.
- Monitoring moves into the platform. The virtual machines we create, through code, to serve our software, will include built-in monitoring.
Eight years later, it may just be time to ask if these predictions were accurate, what we have learned, and, perhaps, what’s coming next.” – says Matthew Heusser from TechRepublic.