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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.

Playbooks as Code

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...
The art of Multi Cloud enablement is it worth it

The art of Multi-Cloud enablement – is it worth it?

The big three cloud vendors will have you believe that Multi-Cloud is too difficult, nay impossible. But to many, it's considered a form of vendor lock-in and similar in terms of...
What is Consul-Terraform-Sync

What is Consul-Terraform-Sync?

HashiCorp has announced yet another new beta product in Consul-Terraform-Sync. This product appears to allow the automation of Consul services using Terraform. Personally, I struggled long and hard on this concept....
Terraform Cloud Operator for Kubernetes is now GA

Terraform Cloud Operator for Kubernetes is now GA

HashiCorp has moved to production the Terraform Cloud Operator for Kubernetes in Terraform Cloud. This product was first announced in March 2020 as an alpha product. At the time they stated...
An introduction to Predictive Analytics

An introduction to Predictive Analytics

Is it "just a hype" or a new trend to watch for? A relative new movement is predictive analytics. All kinds of organizations become increasingly aware of it and use it...
Hashicorp knocks the ball to the Boundary

Hashicorp knocks the ball to the Boundary

It only seems 5 minutes ago that Hashicorp released Boundary at their October 2020 Hashiconf online extravaganza. But like the rest of their products, it evolves at a serious pace. Quick recap...