Immutable infrastructure is a hot topic nowadays. The idea of making servers disposable is a powerful one and is becoming ever more accepted as a good practice. Axel Fontaine (https://twitter.com/axelfontaine) - Java Champion, creator of Flyway (https://flywaydb.org/) and founder of boxfuse (https://boxfuse.com/) - has lots of interesting (and somewhat provocative!) things to say on immutable infrastructure and much else, besides. We are fortunate enough to have Axel in Lisbon on the 19th of May and we couldn't let the opportunity slip away, so we are scheduling this "special edition" meetup! This meetup will be co-hosted by DevOps Lisbon (https://www.meetup.com/DevOps-Lisbon) and the Portugal Java User Group (https://www.meetup.com/pt-jug/).
Immutable Infrastructure: Rise of Machine Images
The cloud is the new normal and it is time to rethink how we see machines and deployments. We have been piling layer upon layer of complexity for too long. But why should it be this way? It is time to radically simplify all this. In this talk, we'll throw general-purpose operating systems, snowflake servers and runtime provisioning out the door. Instead you'll see how servers become disposable, how machine images are generated from scratch in seconds and how to achieve perfect environment parity from dev to prod. This is Immutable Infrastructure. It is a profoundly important change as to how we view and treat our systems. We'll go deep. We'll look at how this affects scaling, logging, sessions, configuration, service discovery and more. We'll also look at how containers and machine images compare and why some things you took for granted may not be necessary anymore. But beware, neither sacred cows nor kittens will be spared!
See you all there!