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DevOps

SRE Tooling – Part 1 How and what

In our first post in this series, we discussed SRE and why it is an integral paradigm concerning modern-day operational functionality.  If you remember the principle of MADARR that we introduced in the first article, you will recognise that it is predicated on Observability. Without the correct and expansive...

7 great schemas to hang behind your desk

There's been a lovely amount of blog posts, articles, tutorials, eBooks, and Youtube videos about all kinds of IT-related topics. These sources help you If you're stuck with a programming-related issue. Or when you face trouble setting up your (cloud) infrastructure resources. Websites such as Stackoverflow provide valuable discussions...

DevOps and the future – what comes next?

No one can look into the future. However, trends come and go in the IT software industry. As of now, the DevOps hype is present in almost every organization that produces or consumes software applications. Not only for their core business but much more than that. Despite this great...

GraphQL – what’s good to know?

GraphQL quickly becomes a popular way to access the data of your applications through your APIs. It's a tech agnostic query language that works with many programming languages and databases. Cloud providers also jump on this new trend since it quickly gains momentum. As with all trends, you need...

Make non functional requirements practical – here’s how

Software applications and IT systems need to adhere to the demands and wishes of their end-users. Otherwise, they won't be used by them or they can disrupt the business in which they operate. Functional requirements describe which capabilities the system must support in terms of desired features. For example...

Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 3)

The story of the benefits of the 12 Factor App principles continues in part 3 of our articles. In our last article, we'll zoom in into disposability, runtime environments, logs, and admin processes. Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 3) Factor 9: Disposability Cloud-native applications should only run...

Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 2)

In our previous article, you can read bout the first principles. We'll continue our journey to explore the most appealing advantages of 12 Factor Apps over traditional apps. Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 2). Factor 5: Build, release, run Every application that follows a DevOps specific SDLC...

Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 1)

Developers all around the world adopt one or more topics that together form the 12 Factor App principles. They already changed the way they build their software. Since this has great advantages in the cloud-native ecosystem, those companies they work for manage to push features faster and more reliable....

Stork’s approach to Kubernetes storage and why it matters

Stork, a cloud-native Storage Orchestrator Runtime scheduler plugin created by Portworx is an open-source project that uses Kubernetes' extensibility to allow DevOps teams to efficiently run stateful applications like queues, databases, and key-value stores on Kubernetes. Stork allows stateful applications to take advantage of scheduler extenders to enjoy the benefits...

4 ways to cut your cloud bills in half

The cloud began as a lucrative project and although it has been quite economical, maintaining a cloud account can get rather expensive. Servers are expensive and so are the chunky internet connections required for the servers to flourish. Additionally, there are numerous challenges when it comes to maintaining a...