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.

Deploying a LAMP Stack with Terraform – AMIs, network & security

In this the first of two post on deploying a LAMP stack with Terraform we discuss some new concepts and explain the creation of the network.
Clean up your unused cloud resources to reduce your cloud bill

Clean up your unused cloud resources to reduce your cloud bill

Developers can and will utilize whatever resources cloud providers offer in simple ways. Infrastructure components can be setup in a matter of minutes. Creating and using cloud resources can quickly get...
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...
Don’t waste your money on unused cloud resources

Don’t waste your money on unused cloud resources

All popular Cloud providers offer resources which charge you on a “pay per use” model. It’s great to only pay for what you really need. Startups and other companies benefit from...
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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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...
Sysdig interview with Chris Kranz The State of the Union

Sysdig interview with Chris Kranz – The State of the Union

In this the second part of the Interview with Sysdig EMEA SE Manager Chris Kranz, we discuss the state of the container industry and reminisce about Virtualization
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...
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...
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....

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