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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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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...
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Integrating Security into your Infrastructure-as-Code pipelines

Security is often left at the back of the queue when developing code, Priority is on Minimal Viable Product, and after delivering a feature, it's quickly on to the next. The...
Learn to fail or fail to learn

Learn to fail or fail to learn

There are a lot of websites dedicated to DevOps nowadays. The topic is trending,  it is being highlighted in a lot of talks at webinars and conferences all around the world....
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...
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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...
DevOps and the Product Owner what changes

DevOps and the Product Owner – what changes?

We live in the DevOps world now. Businesses implement CI/CD processes throughout their entire organization. Traditional teams have evolved to multi-disciplinary teams, delivering new features and release to production more quickly...
Sorry can’t speak now, we’re way too Busy or its time to pay back technical debt

“Sorry can’t speak now, we’re way too Busy,” or its time to pay back...

We have all heard the first half of this refrain. I would hazard a bet that many of you can even remember yourselves saying it. Over my many years in IT, I...
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Going serverless: considerations for your organization

One of the latest cloud computing trends is to use serverless computing for deploy software applications. But what is serverless? In short: organizations do not maintain Virtual Machines or containers anymore....
HashiCorp Sentinel Delivering Compliance To Infrastructure as Code

HashiCorp Sentinel: Delivering Compliance To Infrastructure-as-Code

Methodologies & practices such as DevOps have contributed to radically transform the way application development and deployment are performed. The transformation can also affect organizational culture, and a successful adoption by...
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...

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