Monolithic infrastructure and applications can be a headache to deal with for various reasons. They are difficult to understand entirely, scaling them is a challenge, and it’s near impossible to achieve operational agility with them.
In this episode of the podcast, Chris Short (Senior DevOps Advocate at SJ Technologies) and Chris Bailey (DevOps Manager at Dudes Solutions and Organizer of the Triangle DevOps Meetup) share their experiences with monolithic infrastructure and give practical tips on how to tackle the task of refactoring these giant monoliths.
Topics covered in this episode include:
- When should you refactor, and when should you not?
- Dealing with old/outdated infrastructure with containers
- How to sale change to upper management
- Getting value out of legacy applications
- Strangler Patterns