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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.

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Moving from Ops to DevOps: a 9-step saga

We all know about the DevOps revolution, a lot of us have read the Phoenix Project and the new book the Unicorn Project by Gene Kim and friends. Two books about...
non-functional requirements

Guidelines to select a tool for the enterprise

Every software development team uses tools to actually build and ship software applications. Developers use tools to write the application code. Operators use tools to deploy these applications to the cloud....
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Deploying a LAMP Stack with Terraform – Databases & Webservers

In this the second part of the LAMP Stack deployment with Terraform, we run thought the code that delivers the active parts of the environment namely the Web Server and the Datebase environment.

Deploying a LAMP Stack with Terraform – AMIs, network & security

In this the first of two post on deploying a LAMP stack with Terraform we discuss some new concepts and explain the creation of the network.
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...
Clean up your unused cloud resources to reduce your cloud bill

Clean up your unused cloud resources to reduce your cloud bill

Developers can and will utilize whatever resources cloud providers offer in simple ways. Infrastructure components can be setup in a matter of minutes. Creating and using cloud resources can quickly get...
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.
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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How to create resilient Terraform code – part three

We have deployed our first working environment, but now we must make it resilient and repeatable, this is a journey into Terraform State, tfvar files and modules
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...
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