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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.

Defects

Dealing with DevOps Metrics and KPIs

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are a great principle to measure how well your organization performs. DevOps accelerates the automation of (almost) everything within the entire organization. Therefore you need useful KPIs...
Monitor system

Being on call – tips & tricks to get most out of alerts

DevOps teams are responsible for their workloads from the early stages of development up until production. All team-members now face what sysadmins already know: being on call. In a true DevOps...
Shift security left_ secure your CloudFormation templates

Shift security left: secure your CloudFormation templates

DevOps practitioners use Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) to provision resources they need in the public Cloud. AWS offers CloudFormation as their native IaC solution. CloudFormation templates are written in JSON or YAML format....
HCP Vault

Announcing HCP Vault Public Beta

You will most likely know that Hashicorp Cloud Platform can allow the creation of a cloud-based Consul deployment on the AWS and Azure clouds. This enables the quick and significantly easier...
Remain fast – identify and fix the problems in your feedback loop

Remain fast – identify and fix the problems in your feedback loop

DevOps teams have so many things to concentrate on. Their primary focus is to deliver useful business features quickly and reliably. Feedback loops help to define if these features are worth...
CockroachDB

CockroachDB is a hassle-free SQL database for multiple clouds

Everyone knows: cockroaches are annoying, highly persistent bugs. They can live under extreme conditions and always keep coming back even if you eliminated them all. When it comes to your valuable...
Harmony

What is a DevOps Pipeline, and why do you need it?

When you are starting out on your DevOps journey you will hear about building a pipeline. But what is a pipeline and why is it important? First, it is important to...
GitOps is more than Git_ IaC, Merge Requests and Pipelines

GitOps is more than Git: IaC, Merge Requests and Pipelines

GitOps is a way-of-work that takes application development best practices like version control, code collaboration and automated pipelines and workflows, and applies them to IT infrastructure automation. Its technical premise is...
Waypoint 0.2 is adding foundational features for CI_CD

Waypoint 0.2 is adding foundational features for CI/CD

It may only seem like a minute ago that HashiCorp announced and released Waypoint as a 0.1 version, but it was October 15th, 2020 at HashiConf. Waypoint is Hashicorp’s first step...
tools

Empowering development teams to make the most of Kubernetes’ potential

Kubernetes infrastructure is democratizing and commoditizing container platforms for software developers, serving as the core for modern, cloud-native applications. Its standard APIs and the standardized container image format it uses to ensure...