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Automated Operations

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...

What is SRE, and is it important?

Several buzzwords floating around in conversational circles have pushed themselves to the forefront to such an extent that they have gained some traction with the Recruiters. One that seems to have particularly piqued the Recruiter's interest is SRE, to the point that I now receive three or four calls...

Tech conferences are back – what’s in it for you?

After more than two years, the tech conferences in Europe and elsewhere are back. Some of them still have some kind of Corona-related restrictions based on the rules and regulations in the country in which they take place. Others don't put so many restrictions in place and welcome everyone....

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...

Container Platforms and governance – the complete picture (part 2)

Container Platforms are hot - many organizations nowadays explore the options to acquire a "ready-made" solution or build one themselves. In the previous article, we explored a long list of the organizational challenges as well as some business-related aspects that are important. As a follow up we now present some...

Container Platforms and governance – the complete picture (part 1)

Nearly every (large scale) organization has adopted containers now in a certain shape or form. Containers and Kubernetes are still on the rise. The number of Kubernetes clusters grows rapidly and many of those organizations explore ways to acquire or build a so-called "container platform". They already see clear...

The various functions of a service mesh in cloud native systems

Today, with the rise of microservices, most organizations struggle to keep up with the increased complexity of their mission-critical workloads. While orchestration tools like Kubernetes help with the creation, management, and decommissioning of containers, they don’t aid teams in managing traffic between various services. When teams build new services,...

How to get started with Deployment Automation

Getting started with deployment automation can be overwhelming. The sheer number of choices and decisions can stall even the most avid DevOps enthusiasts. This is precisely why many organizations are doing CI (continuous integration) but aren’t going all the way to automating deployments. To help you understand how to...

Key topics to decide about centralized versus federated control

Big enterprises that employ a large number of Agile teams to produce software applications face numerous challenges to keep their business healthy. Not only the technical aspects of different applications play a role here, but also a lot of organizational aspects. Think of attracting new talent, roll out training...

5 VScode plugins every DevOps engineer should know

Developers always want to use the tools they prefer. Popular IDEs such as Eclipse, IntelliJ and Visual Studio (enterprise) support a wide range of programming languages. The last couple of years, lightweight editors such as Atom, Sublime and Visual Studio Code became popular choices for developers. Especially for DevOps...