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DevOps

Hashicorp Vault as a CA – how to automate your certificates part one

I have been recently looking at one of the biggest pains to operational IT; PKI, Certification, and re-certification of resources.  I bet you did not know that HashiCorp Vault can help with this? But first a little back story about why Security is important in today's world filled with Ransomware,...

Doing real work with Terraform Cloud – part 3

This is the third article in our series on Terraform Cloud; our first article, we introduced Terraform Cloud, explained the functions and features of the free tier, and went through the initial process of creating an account and connecting your new environment to your VSC of choice.  The second article...

Three powerful questions to drive your IT changes

There is no organization that can escape the transforming IT landscape we see today. Change from static Virtual Machines to Containers to serverless infrastructure. Transform the traditional data-center-oriented organization and adopt a "cloud first" approach. And last but not least, everything is code: from infrastructure scripts to security guidelines...

DevOps is dead; it is all about platform engineering. Or is it?

Over the last couple of months, I have noticed a trend for Recruiters to reach out and tout a new role, the Platform Engineer; this prompted me to think is the age of the DevOps Engineer over, and we must now bow down and worship the new god of...

GitPod is the new developer experience

Just some phrases from the Gitpod website: "Select project, start coding", "Works on my machine - and yours", "Always ready to code.". Those statements make you curious. What's it all about and what should you know about it? GitPod is the new local developer experience. Suppose you have a...

Commissioning Terraform Cloud into your enterprise – Part two

In our first article, we introduced Terraform Cloud, explained the functions and features of the free tier, and went through the initial process of creating an account and connecting your new environment to your VSC of choice.  In this article, we will start to build out your newly created...

Dog-eared books on my bookshelf  – The life of a DevOps practitioner

Living the DevOps dream is not easy, this little corner of the world we occupy in IT is very fast-paced, and the only constant in our lives is that change is constant.  What is new in Azure, AWS, GCP, and VMware, and how do we integrate those changes into...

Devoxx Antwerp 2022 – for developers by developers

Just before the summer, we wrote about the great tech conferences which started (again) after the Covid period. At that time of writing, it was not 100% sure that every conference would actually be held in a physical form. Devoxx was one of them. Things worked out well, the...

Commissioning Terraform Cloud into your Enterprise – Part One

Terraform is one of the most used Infrastructure as Code products today; people can use it to deploy Virtual Machines, Container deployments, Functions, and Network and Storage constructs across all the major cloud providers, AWS, Azure, GCP and OCI.  VMware-based clouds build on Cloud Director, traditional On-Premises Infrastructure, running...

GitOps security topics you must address

GitOps quickly becomes the de-facto standard for DevOps teams to build, test and release software. Previously, there were some articles about GitOps itself published on Amazic. Therefore, please refer to the article about the GitOps pipeline and GitOps adoption by cloud vendors. With the rise of GitOps and "pushing...