Operations

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.

Is DevOps with CICD the panacea everybody thinks it is

Is DevOps with CI/CD the panacea everybody thinks it is?

There is no longer any doubt regarding the benefits of DevOps and its kissing cousin CI/CD over paradigms like waterfall methodology. The improvements to feature roll-outs, the decreases in service outage...
Resilient infrastructure and applications to overcome failures in the cloud

Resilient infrastructure and applications to overcome failures in the cloud

Cloud adoption grows exponentially. Development teams use on-demand infrastructure that scales up and down. They benefit from multiple datacenters and regions, as well as dedicated connections from their on-premises datacenter. Although...
Building images and VMs in Azure with Terraform

Building images and VMs in Azure with Terraform

In this post, we'll look at building images and VMs in Azure with Terraform. In our last post, we looked at how we would design the layout of our folders to...
Migrating Terraform from AWS to Azure- changing the provider code

Migrating Terraform from AWS to Azure: changing the provider code

In our previous Terraform post we explained the process to configure the “azurerm” provider to connect to Azure. We showed two methods of carrying out this process one utilizing the standard...
Fluentd_logs everything from everywhere

Fluentd – logs everything from everywhere

Every component in your application landscape should log (part of) its activity for troubleshooting and security auditing purposes. This helps developers check debug logs when they are developing an application, or...
Overriding variables in Terraform

Overriding variables in Terraform

Continuing on with our series of posts about Terraform and the vagaries about language usage. This post is a result of a question we were asked regarding overriding variables in Terraform...
VMware acquires Datrium and Blue Medora

VMware acquires Datrium and Blue Medora

VMware has been digging deep into their pocket change this week with not one but two acquisition announcements. Firstly VMware announced their intention to acquire Datrium, a data storage and resilience...
Choose the right cloud provider: 7 considerations

Choose the right cloud provider: 7 considerations

Don't feel like reading? Listen to this article via the player below: Amazic · Choose The Right Cloud Provider: 7 Considerations It should be no surprise: cloud providers have quickly become the platform...
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Meet Pulumi: infrastructure management with your favorite programming language

Since Infrastructure as Code is now the defacto standard to set up and maintain infrastructure, the number of tools to do this and frameworks grows. Perhaps all organizations know CloudFormation for...
7 Steps to simplify migrating architectures to the cloud

Whitepaper: 7 Steps to simplify migrating architectures to the cloud

Face it: most IT architectures are complicated. And if you’re considering migrating to the cloud, you’re right to be concerned about the vast changes that will be required of your architecture—and your...