December 10, 2018

Open Source's Evolution in Cloud-Native DevOps

Open source tools continue to serve as the underlying cornerstone of cloud native DevOps patterns and practices — while they also continue to change and evolve.

Cloud native’s origins, of course, trace back to when Amazon and then Microsoft began to offer so-called cloud platforms, allowing organizations to take advantage of massive resources on networks of servers in their data centers worldwide. Heavy hitters Google and Alibaba followed their lead, laying the groundwork for when, more recently, Netflix and Pivotal began to describe so-called cloud native architectures.

Netflix has been very transparent about its reliance on its large suite of open source stacks built for its momentous video sharing service, thanks largely to what the Cloud Native Computing Foundation [CNCF] has made available and Kubernetes and microservices architectures built on cloud native architectures. Additionally, about a decade after it was first introduced as a concept, DevOps has helped to set in motion the team culture fostering the development pipelines and workflows for the industry shift to cloud native deployments. ...

DevOps’ deployments on cloud native tools and libraries obviously hinge on what DevOps teams think work best for their workflows. But in today’s new stack context, this era of open source and collaboration has created an explosion of possibilities. 

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