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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.

Gitlab 14

Gitlab 14 – what’s new and improved

In today's DevOps-dominated world, robust CI/CD pipelines are critical for every stage in your Software Delivery pipeline. The right tools for your developer teams are essential to make this happen. A...
Tests maintenance

What is continuous testing and why does it matter?

Modern DevOps teams employ professionals which master multiple skills. Strong software development skills are one of the most important. Your team members also need to have a security mindset. And last...
Predictive Scaling Policy

Same-day Terraform support for EC2 Predictive Scaling Policy

AWS is always bringing out new services, enhancing current ones; they are released at a pace that would be considered impossible even a couple of years ago. While this is awesome...
Nomad 1.1

Announcing General Availability of HashiCorp Nomad 1.1

Nomad is one of Hashicorp’s products that I feel more people should take a look at. It offers a viable alternative or even a supplement to Kubernetes in that it orchestrates...
Terraform editions

Terraform editions explained: Cloud, Enterprise and OSS

Terraform is almost ubiquitous in the Infrastructure-as-Code market. It can be used to deploy Virtual Machines, Container Images, Networking, Storage constructs, even deploy to bare metal servers and deploy serverless functions....
Close your DevOps loop – Playbooks as Code can help

Close your DevOps loop – Playbooks as Code can help

DevOps is all about enriching your end-user experience. Continuous feedback to improve your applications is an important discipline. The faster you respond to (external) changes the better. Disruptions in production need...
GitLab 2021 Global DevSecOps Survey

DevSecOps is not easy, but it is moving forward

DevSecOps is not easy but it is moving forward For the fifth year in a row, GitLab on May 4 2021 releases the DevSecOps report. The report is drawn up by requesting...
Cyrès How Building and Using software factories are very different

Cyrès: How Building and Using software factories are very different

CI/CD has been a major turning point in software development methodologies. It standardizes the workflows and tooling developers use, not unlike how a factory standardizes its work and machines to achieve...
Packer 1.7 dynamic data devotion

Packer 1.7: dynamic data devotion

Packer is a wonderful little secret developed by HashiCorp. At its core, it is an image builder. However, it has of late been the secret stepchild of the company, hidden and...
Terraform 015 is GA a major step forward in stability

Terraform 0.15 is GA – a major step forward in stability

On the 14th of April Terraform passed another milestone and released to General Availability their 0.15 version of the product. This is a very powerful release but not for the additional...