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IT Operations is an activity business do to use IT technology within their organization. Traditionally focussing on keeping the lights on, IT Operations falls into three areas: servicedesk, network infrastructure and server and device management. With modern technology, less time is spent on running, and more on changing IT. Simpler, commoditized cloud services remove much of the day-to-day work sysadmins do to keep the lights on, meaning more time can be spent supporting the business with project and initiatives and changing and optimizing IT resources as a result.

Penetration Testing – think and act like an attacker

Penetration Testing – think and act like an attacker

Organizations increasingly face the pressure to strengthen the security of their systems. Data protection is a hot topic for good reasons: to protect what's most important to them. Local security scans,...
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...
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...
Secure coding practices

Secure coding practices enhances application security

Organizations adopt continuous security at a rapid pace. It quickly becomes a topic of every day for mature DevOps team. Security topics include (cloud) infrastructure components and applications as well as...

Identity-Based micro-segmentation boosts cloud security

Companies increasingly execute cloud-first strategies for their core business applications. Some organizations even put a deadline on when they want to close down their data-center in the near future. DevOps teams...
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....
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...
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...
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...