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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.

Feature flags

Switch on or switch off, feature flags helps DevOps teams deliver fast

Developers often need to quickly gather customer feedback about new features they deliver. However, when doing so it's easy to forget a critical aspect which leads to an undesired error. If...
The importance of DRY code and immutable infrastructure

The importance of DRY code and immutable infrastructure

DRY and Immutable are two key terms well known in traditional coding, they are two sides of the same coin. What is DRY? You may or may not have heard of the term...

2020 State of Application Services Report

The application landscape evolves as organizations transform to meet the ever-changing demands of the market. For the sixth annual survey, F5 heard from nearly 2,600 respondents globally about the challenges and opportunities...
What is the difference between variable tf and variable tfvars in Terraform

What is the difference between variable.tf and variable.tfvars in Terraform?

Whitepaper: Increasing Developer Velocity in the Cloud Operating Model This whitepaper discusses how HashiCorp tools and the GitHub platform work together to enable organizations to adopt a strong CI/CD workflow and increase...
Using Helm to package and deploy container applications

Using Helm to package and deploy container applications

Helm (site) is an open-source Kubernetes package and operations manager (more info). Its name stems from the (likely mangled from a mispronunciation of the) Greek word κυβερνήτης which translates to “pilot”...
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...
VMware buys Avi Networks

VMware buys Avi Networks

VMware has announced its purchase of Avi Networks, a multi-cloud software-defined application delivery solutions company. VMware, the datacenter company? VMware has been moving away from the traditional datacenter in recent years. Its roots...
5 Upcoming cloud computing trends for 2020

5 Upcoming cloud computing trends for 2020

The year 2019 is about to end. Less than one month left. A lot of websites already try to predict the future in their posts about upcoming cloud computing trends for...

Otomi avoids Technical Debt for Kubernetes platforms

Getting started with Kubernetes is a daunting endeavor, but a necessary one. For most organizations, it’s about digital transformation in the marketplace, where digital products and services are becoming...
Terraform-cover

How simple Terraform plans make hybrid and multi-cloud a reality: an introduction

Most non-IT people will have heard about the word Terraform, will automatically think of this, changing dead planets into Earth like paradises. But for those of us that work in Infrastructure and...