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.

Feature flags

Switch on or switch off, feature flags helps DevOps teams deliver fast

Developers often need to quickly gather customer feedback about new features they deliver. However, when doing so it's easy to forget a critical aspect which leads to an undesired error. If...
Why the Pipeline is key for Cloud Engineers

Why the Pipeline is key for Cloud Engineers

CI/CD pipelines are a common workflow automation tool for software developers. These pipelines generally build, integrate, and deploy new software versions, while doing code quality checks, security checks, integration tests, and...
The benefits of single application CICD whitepaper

The benefits of single application CI/CD

Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) has changed the way we build, test, and deploy software. Releases that happened weekly, monthly, or more, can now be pushed several times a day. In order...

Why the PX-Backup container-native approach is crucial for data protection

Containers are very different than virtual machines. The more prescriptive way containers store data forces admins and developers to put more thought into which data goes where. It also means traditional...
How Kubernetes is changing the divide between Dev and Ops

How Kubernetes is changing the divide between Dev and Ops

Kubernetes is changing the divide between operations and development. Where traditionally, provisioning and managing infrastructure was a task exclusive to IT Operations, Kubernetes is shifting infrastructure towards developers. Even though public...
DevOps Culture

Why CI/CD is really about collaboration

CI/CD really is about collaboration. In this post, we’ll talk about why this is true, and walk through some examples that show how this works in real life. This a post in...
CI/CD Complexity

Beating CI/CD complexity with CINQ

CI/CD is a common practice to bring applications from code to production. Unfortunately, the tools needed to create these pipelines vary wildly in functionality and quality, and you need to integrate...
CNCF Landscape: tool sprawl

DevOps tool sprawl: is ‘tool tax’ just the tip of the iceberg?

DevOps tools make the world go ‘round. Too many tools make the DevOps engineers go mad. The first one is true. The second one, too. Fact is: tooling that helps you...
four-eyes principle

The four-eyes principle: what’s important in a DevOps world

DevOps accelerates everything from code to production. Manual approvals for releases and deployments quickly become a thing of the past. DevOps teams need to embrace security and compliance in their day-to-day...
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Useful things you need to know about system hardening

Since Dev and Ops related activities blend together in a DevOps world, developers need to understand more than just coding their application. Their role also includes typical Ops work: packaging and...