What is GitOps and Why It Might Be The Next Big Thing

Episode 502 · September 4th, 2019 · 28 mins 18 secs

About this Episode

With containers comes a level of agility never before experienced in the world of business. In seconds, administrators can roll out deployments for a multitude of services. And when those businesses need to scale those containers, they can turn to Docker Swarm or Kubernetes.

But what happens when even a standard container workflow can’t keep up with the ever-growing demand of business? You’d be hard-pressed to find a more efficient means of deploying and scaling a container cluster than that found in Kubernetes. And although that may very well be true, it doesn’t mean the development cycle can’t be improved.

Enter GitOps

GitOps is a method of workflow that was conceptualized by “everyone who successfully did infrastructure-as-code … is the true creator of the concept of GitOps.” (according to Priyanka Sharma, Director of Technical Evangelism at GitLab). However, ask anyone in the know and they will immediately say that Weaveworks wrote the book on this new workflow.