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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.

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Fluentd – logs everything from everywhere

Every component in your application landscape should log (part of) its activity for troubleshooting and security auditing purposes. This helps developers check debug logs when they are developing an application, or...
How Immutable Infrastructure prevents technical debt

How Immutable Infrastructure prevents technical debt

The cloud is an inevitable part of making infrastructure dynamic. Self-service, on-demand cloud services make it possible to add, change and remove infrastructure quickly and without wasting previous capital investments in...

What does HashiCorp’s Series E of $175 million mean for cloud-native?

Hashicorp has raised $175 Million US in funding to aid them in their stage of growth. HashiCorp's Series E positions them to take advantage of their multi-cloud messaging. The money will...
New features in Terraform 0.12 to improve the developer experience

New features in Terraform 0.12 to improve the developer experience

A couple of months ago, the excellent post "Infrastructure as Code can prevent technical debt" has been published. More recently Tom Howarth wrote about the principles and success of DevOps and...
The App Factory A slow movement towards rapid change

The App Factory: A slow movement towards rapid change

Download this whitepaper to learn how to remove silos and increase visibility. As the increasing need for dependable applications proliferates across nearly every industry, many organizations rush to release apps that do...
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...
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Meet Pulumi: infrastructure management with your favorite programming language

Since Infrastructure as Code is now the defacto standard to set up and maintain infrastructure, the number of tools to do this and frameworks grows. Perhaps all organizations know CloudFormation for...
Increasing Developer Velocity in the Cloud Operating Model

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 developer velocity. Success for modern enterprise development teams can...
Container security the static part

Container security – the static part

In one of my previous articles I wrote about the concepts of container security from a business point of view. One of the topics to start with is to secure the...
Site Reliability Engineering and the IT product

Why SRE is important for your applications

In the article “learn to fail or fail to learn” I briefly touched on the importance of learning from failures. In short: a development team should learn it is inevitable that...