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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.

Not running containers in production is a risk. Here’s why

Not running containers in production is a risk. Here’s why

Two simple questions to start your working day with: How many VMs do you use in production to host your applications? How many containers do you run in production? If you do...
Containers as artifacts the container lifecycle at scale

Containers as artifacts: the container lifecycle at scale

Nowadays, containers are booming. More and more companies are moving away from Virtual Machines every day. Companies follow the trend to package their applications into containers, they clearly see the business...
VMware and AVI Networks get engaged. Will it be a good marriage

VMware and AVI Networks get engaged. Will it be a good marriage?

VMware gets engaged to AVI Networks, how will this marriage pass the test of time,hopefully with improved revenue for the network business unit.
VMware buys Avi Networks

VMware buys Avi Networks

VMware has announced its purchase of Avi Networks, a multi-cloud software-defined application delivery solutions company. VMware, the datacenter company? VMware has been moving away from the traditional datacenter in recent years. Its roots...
Container security the static part

Container security – the static part

In one of my previous articles I wrote about the concepts of container security from a business point of view. One of the topics to start with is to secure the...
Sorry can’t speak now, we’re way too Busy or its time to pay back technical debt

“Sorry can’t speak now, we’re way too Busy,” or its time to pay back...

We have all heard the first half of this refrain. I would hazard a bet that many of you can even remember yourselves saying it. Over my many years in IT, I...
Learn to fail or fail to learn

Learn to fail or fail to learn

There are a lot of websites dedicated to DevOps nowadays. The topic is trending,  it is being highlighted in a lot of talks at webinars and conferences all around the world....
Site Reliability Engineering and the IT product

Why SRE is important for your applications

In the article “learn to fail or fail to learn” I briefly touched on the importance of learning from failures. In short: a development team should learn it is inevitable that...
New features in Terraform 0.12 to improve the developer experience

New features in Terraform 0.12 to improve the developer experience

A couple of months ago, the excellent post "Infrastructure as Code can prevent technical debt" has been published. More recently Tom Howarth wrote about the principles and success of DevOps and...
Sysdig interview with Chris Kranz The State of the Union

Sysdig interview with Chris Kranz – The State of the Union

In this the second part of the Interview with Sysdig EMEA SE Manager Chris Kranz, we discuss the state of the container industry and reminisce about Virtualization
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