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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.

Storage and connectivity

Edge computing explained and what you need to know

It could very well be the case you have already heard of edge computing. Many organizations already use edge computing in their day-to-day business. Before we dive into more details about...
Code evolution

Functional Programming: democratizing development for DevOps

There is a bit of a revolution happening on the quiet in the development world. Partly led by the paradigm of DevOps, with infrastructure-as-code and configuration scripting. This revolution is changing...

Refactoring helps DevOps initiatives in your organization

Every developer can give you examples of applications of which the code base is like spaghetti code. Plenty of reasons why an application might end up in such a situation. Often,...
Going serverless

Going serverless: considerations for your organization

One of the latest cloud computing trends is to use serverless computing for deploy software applications. But what is serverless? In short: organizations do not maintain Virtual Machines or containers anymore....
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....

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.
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...
HashiCorp Sentinel Delivering Compliance To Infrastructure as Code

HashiCorp Sentinel: Delivering Compliance To Infrastructure-as-Code

Methodologies & practices such as DevOps have contributed to radically transform the way application development and deployment are performed. The transformation can also affect organizational culture, and a successful adoption by...
Don’t waste your money on unused cloud resources

Don’t waste your money on unused cloud resources

All popular Cloud providers offer resources which charge you on a “pay per use” model. It’s great to only pay for what you really need. Startups and other companies benefit from...
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How simple Terraform plans make hybrid and multi-cloud a reality: an introduction

Most non-IT people will have heard about the word Terraform, will automatically think of this, changing dead planets into Earth like paradises. But for those of us that work in Infrastructure and...
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