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Automated Operations

Automating Operations is a big part of DevOps. The CALMS-model (Culture, Automation, Lean, Measurement and Sharing) is a great way to define DevOps, and Automated Operations fit into the Automation pillar. Automation is important way to remove toil. Removing toil and automating operations improve the agility and business relevance of sysadmins.

Keep your workloads compliant with Pod Security Policies

Keep your workloads compliant with Pod Security Policies

Compliance as Code initiatives helps organizations to become and stay compliant. In one of my previous posts, I highlighted this challenging topic and mainly focused on Open Policy Agent. Pod Security...
VMware vSphere with Tanzu is the simplest implementation of Kubernetes

VMware vSphere with Tanzu is the simplest implementation of Kubernetes

While we have had capabilities to run Kubernetes on vSphere for a while now with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on VMware Cloud Foundation, I've argued in the past (listen to this CTO...
Infrastructure inflexibility is wasting Kubernetes potential

Infrastructure inflexibility is wasting Kubernetes’ potential

At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 Virtual, the CNCF and its members talked about the adoption of cloud-native technologies. As Kubernetes is approaching version 1.19, the technology is starting to mature,...
F5 From Code to Customer commitment to application delivery and security

‘From Code to Customer’, F5’s commitment to application delivery and security

F5’s motto is From Code to Customer. In this post, we’ll look at how F5’s product portfolio implements that vision with its products. This is post 1 of 4, in the Amazic...
Ten cloud migration barriers and how to tackle them

10 cloud migration barriers and how to tackle them

Winning teams at large enterprises adopt cloud technology at a rapid pace. This brings changes to 3 well-known aspects: people, process & technology. Despite good efforts, there are also departments that...
Control plane

What is a Service Mesh and why do you need it?

Probably not a surprise for anyone in the DevOps world: monoliths are becoming microservices. However, new challenges arise. How to split them up based on business domains? When to separate the...
Lift and Shift to the cloud what you need to know before you start

Lift and Shift to the cloud – what you need to know before you...

As of today, businesses are in the middle of their journeys to migrate their workloads to the public cloud. There are multiple strategies and paths to follow. Some follow a very...
Create cache, databases and DDoS protection in Azure with Terraform

Create cache, databases and DDoS protection in Azure with Terraform

As they say, all good things must come to an end. This is the third and last post in our deploying LAMP on Azure with Terraform series, where we'll create cache,...
Resilient infrastructure and applications to overcome failures in the cloud

Resilient infrastructure and applications to overcome failures in the cloud

Cloud adoption grows exponentially. Development teams use on-demand infrastructure that scales up and down. They benefit from multiple datacenters and regions, as well as dedicated connections from their on-premises datacenter. Although...
Building images and VMs in Azure with Terraform

Building images and VMs in Azure with Terraform

In this post, we'll look at building images and VMs in Azure with Terraform. In our last post, we looked at how we would design the layout of our folders to...