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Nov 29 2018   7:03PM GMT

immutable infrastructure

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Immutable infrastructure is an approach to virtual resource management in which a component is built, tested and deployed once and discarded if it needs to be changed. Continued…

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“For immutable infrastructure, the mental turn involves pairing infrastructure abstraction layers such as VMs and containers with time-tested software build automation concepts to realize the ideal of infrastructure as code.” – Kurt Marko

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Quiz Yourself
In information technology, an ___________ specifies the overall structure, logical components, and the logical interrelationships of an information system.
a. architecture
b. infrastructure
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