The paradigm of Change of state vs Change a whole block

I’m an engineer that worked with infrastructure as a system engineer at that time when we didn’t know what’s Jenkins because it was called Hudson. When NGNIX had a logo that looks like a Russian jet.

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it was the Jenkins at that time
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my preferred logo of NGINX

In that time nobody spokes anything about Infrastructure as Code, and Immutable Infrastructure, which is pretty recent concepts and best practices.
We had an idea that we need an agent, inside of our machines(bare-metal) or Virtual Machines(new technology for that time) to automate our configuration and keep everything on track. Some years in that wave yet, some authors and specialists were starting sharing where did this bring us:

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agents in a host

1) Working for the tools not to what the tools can provide

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when tools are more relevant than results…

2) Cloud as commodity & Network

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global fiber network currently

3) What you shake too much you can be broken

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making changes into an environment

What we learn from that time to here?

The current state of the market

What tools are leading the new principles Infrastructure as Code & Immutable Infrastructure?

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Ansible vs Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

Ansible & Microsoft System Center Configuration

Market Share Tools: https://www.datanyze.com/market-share/configuration-management--313/ansible/competitors-and-alternatives?page=1

Conclusions & Thoughts

References

Immutable Infrastructure?https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/what-is-immutable-infrastructure

Immutable Infrastructure
https://medium.com/@adhorn/immutable-infrastructure-21f6613e7a23

Achieving DevOps Success Via Immutable Infrastructure
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/03/20/achieving-devops-success-via-immutable-infrastructure/#380448c6289c

Build secure immutable infrastructure in the cloud — DevSecOps
https://medium.com/@abhaydiwan/build-secure-immutable-infrastructure-in-the-cloud-devsecops-e8075d4c53d6

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