Fugue and The Pragmatic Bookshelf Launch Scalable Cloud Ops with Fugue

New book for cloud practitioners and IT leaders gives a detailed how-to for operating compliant, scalable application infrastructure in the cloud—with speed, visibility, and certainty

Fugue, Inc., the company automating infrastructure and policy-as-code to deliver fast, secure and compliant cloud operations, and The Pragmatic Bookshelf have announced the publication of Scalable Cloud Ops with Fugue. Known for its practical, engaging and highly readable texts, Pragmatic partnered with Fugue to provide this definitive guide on how to build, validate, operate, and enforce systems running with the AWS services stack—and do so in a way that dramatically minimizes human error.

“The book moves readers from data center thinking to cloud thinking, introducing an approach to application governance that’s dependent on one source of system truth, so that infrastructure state is always a known quantity,” explained Josh Stella, CEO of Fugue, who authored the book along with a team of Fugue engineers and creatives. “Fugue’s patented mechanisms, which ensure configurations remain policy-compliant and enforced, are key to effectively achieving scale in the cloud without day-to-day operations pain and delays that harm business goals,” he added.

A Step-By-Step Tutorial Covering Common Cloud Services

The book actively guides readers through an evolving application's infrastructure with hands-on tutorials that make implementing the technology easy. Experimenting with Fugue’s declarative DSL in compositions, readers ultimately run 14 AWS cloud services, including EC2, ELB, ASG, RDS, DynamoDB, Lambda, SNS, SQS, and S3.

“When you think about the recently reported S3 bucket misconfigurations and resulting exposures of mass data, the unique value of Fugue becomes apparent,” Stella noted. It’s “much more difficult” for individuals or teams to violate an S3 best practice that a system requires when your infrastructure and policies are code that is compiled, error-checked, and validated before anything can run.

Other chapters serve as a how-to for Fugue’s distributed variable and service discovery tool, role-based access control, infrastructure visualization, repeatable patterns across environments, and easy integration with CI/CD workflows. Engineered to help businesses using cloud be agile and highly adaptive to an unpredictable future, Fugue cuts away point solution chaos with its cloud-first, cloud-architected design.

About The Pragmatic Bookshelf

The Pragmatic Bookshelf publishing imprint is wholly owned by The Pragmatic Programmers, LLC. Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas founded the company with a simple goal: to improve the lives of developers. They launched the seminal work The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master back in 1999 and have been creating timely, practical books, audio books and videos ever since. They cover both classic and cutting-edge topics to help developers learn and practice their craft. Pragmatic is a small group of experienced professionals committed to helping make software development easier.

About Fugue

Fugue helps you do cloud infrastructure right. It automates the creation of your workloads, provides visibility into what’s running, and delivers continuous governance to make sure your system is operating just as you declared. If it isn’t, Fugue fixes it immediately. Teams stay compliant and ship innovation faster with Fugue. The company has eight patents granted and 16 pending. Privately held and headquartered in Maryland, Fugue’s investors include New Enterprise Associates, Future Fund, Maryland Venture Fund, and Core Capital Partners. Gartner named Fugue a Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing 2017. To learn more about the company, visit www.fugue.co.

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Gabrielle Jasinski for Fugue

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