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DevOps is a culture where people, regardless of title or background, work together to imagine, develop, deploy and operate a system. In practical terms, DevOps is the next logical iteration after Agile of multidisciplinary teams working together to create software products and services.

Shifting right: testing in production

Every day, more and more companies shift to the DevOps way of working. Applications are delivered more frequently and with higher quality. But how well do these applications and their subcomponents...
A journey to the cloud business challenges

A journey to the cloud: business challenges

Moving to the cloud is not easy. Challenges include security concerns, required technical skills and high costs if you're not optimizing workloads for how the cloud works best (and is billed). As...

Do we still need architecture in a DevOps world?

Modern IT architecture, with all the layers of abstraction, is difficult. It also seems like every couple of months a brand new shiny thing pops up out of Silicon Valley, Seattle,...
Hashicorp has announced the public beta of Consul 1.8

Hashicorp has announced the public beta of Consul 1.8

Hashicorp is in a bit of a purple patch regarding product announcements. Having just released Vault 1.4 which we reviewed here, they have just announced the release of a public Beta...
Helm is the package manager of choice for Kubernetes

Helm is the package manager of choice for Kubernetes

Companies adopt Kubernetes at a rapid pace. There is no doubt Kubernetes serves as the foundation of almost every container platform of choice. Kubernetes is a 'batteries included but replaceable' deal,...

VMware’s not done expanding its Kubernetes ecosystem; buys Octarine

VMware announced that its acquiring Octarine, a Kubernetes security startup offering continuous security and compliance for automated pipelines. Intrinsic security Reading the VMware blog post on the acquisition, Octarine is part of VMware's intrinsic security...
Runtime security with Sysdig Falco

Runtime security with Sysdig Falco

Lately I've been researching possibilities to detect anomalies during runtime in containers. I came across the open source project Sysdig Falco which seems to do just that. Quoted from their site:...

OpenStack Ussuri is ready for the Edge Computing revolution

The OpenStack Foundation releases Ussuri, the 21st release of the OpenStack platform today. This release delivers on some interesting new features for telcos and edge computing use cases. Let's go through...

Introduction to HashiCorp Packer

Packer is a tool from Hashicorp that can be used to build images in an automated and repeatable way. Why building images is important in a DevOps World Now why would you need...

Why the HashiCorp Cloud Engineer Certification program is a big deal for cloud engineers

Hashicorp have released their first in a set of certifications in their core products, Terraform. Vault, Nomad, and Consul.