I love reloadable services

Jesse Martinich martinicj at sou.edu
Tue Mar 17 19:05:02 EDT 2020


*Jesse Martinich*
Information Security Officer
Infrastructure Services Manager
Southern Oregon University | 1250 Siskiyou Blvd | Ashland OR  97520

On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 4:02 PM IAM David Bantz <dabantz at alaska.edu> wrote:

> I've meant to reply to an off-hand comment Scott made several weeks ago
> now regarding reloadable services being perhaps of diminished importance as
> folks go all in on DevOps: PLEASE, NO!
> While DevOps has incredible mind share as current best practice, when I
> sketch the additional infrastructure I would need to go all in for running
> our IdP
> in that mode, it's 4 -10 times the number of "moving parts" of
> infrastructure and tools
> needing deployment and maintenance.
> My tiny environment of 1 active and 1 hot standby IdP nodes, using
> reloadable
> services, has not had an unplanned outage in nearly a decade, and I can
> deploy new integrations for services configured even roughly correctly on
> same day.
> There is no way on earth I could do this in full DevOps mode when I
> reflect that
> deploying a suitable new VM for v3 IdP took over 1 year.
> I appreciate people's interest in scalable DevOps, but it may not be the
> only
> reasonable model for small scale deployments with very modest resources.
> The use of reloadable resources has incredible utility and value for
> smaller
> scale operations - and they are crucial for wider adoption and reliance on
> Shibboleth IdP.
> Thank you!
> David Bantz
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