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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.

Multi-Cloud One Ring

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

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...
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...
Defects

Dealing with DevOps Metrics and KPIs

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are a great principle to measure how well your organization performs. DevOps accelerates the automation of (almost) everything within the entire organization. Therefore you need useful KPIs...
Monitor system

Being on call – tips & tricks to get most out of alerts

DevOps teams are responsible for their workloads from the early stages of development up until production. All team-members now face what sysadmins already know: being on call. In a true DevOps...
Shift security left_ secure your CloudFormation templates

Shift security left: secure your CloudFormation templates

DevOps practitioners use Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) to provision resources they need in the public Cloud. AWS offers CloudFormation as their native IaC solution. CloudFormation templates are written in JSON or YAML format....
HCP Vault

Announcing HCP Vault Public Beta

You will most likely know that Hashicorp Cloud Platform can allow the creation of a cloud-based Consul deployment on the AWS and Azure clouds. This enables the quick and significantly easier...
Remain fast – identify and fix the problems in your feedback loop

Remain fast – identify and fix the problems in your feedback loop

DevOps teams have so many things to concentrate on. Their primary focus is to deliver useful business features quickly and reliably. Feedback loops help to define if these features are worth...