How to Choose a Cloud Provider: 6 Factors to Think about when Migrating to the Cloud

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Ever since AWS came out with its first public cloud offering in 2006, the industry has grown to an estimated $178 billion of revenues per year. Cloud computing has enabled highly dynamic and scalable infrastructures that can deliver significant returns on investment. The migration of workloads from on-premise facilities to cloud offerings is often cited as a business priority. Nonetheless, less…

How to Create Infrastructure as Code with GCP Deployment Manager: Your third step towards DevOps automation

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Geeking out at Google Next 18 this week in California, I grabbed a Chromebook from the Grab-and-Go team (awesome initiative) and decided to finish this Infrastructure as Code trilogy.

In the previous two posts we focused on Infrastructure as Code, viewing Terraform as our multi-cloud capable swiss army knife. But what if you just want to leverage a specific cloud infrastructure deployment…

Rancher 2.0: Exciting Features You Should Know About

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Rancher 2.0 was made GA (generally available) on May 1st, and there is quite a bit to be excited about. Providing a managed Kubernetes distribution, Rancher is deterministic in deployment and lightweight in installation. Its simplicity and flexibility can make it ideal for straightforward infrastructures that lack managed Kubernetes offerings and need to be built from the ground up. W…

A DevOps Sundae: Is SRE the Cherry on Top?

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Google first introduced the term ‘Site Reliability Engineering’ to the world in 2003. Today, they have over 1,500 site reliability engineers supporting their large-scale systems amidst a continuous development and release cycle of features. The practice of site reliability engineering seeks to extend the traditional DevOps model, moving operational responsibilities into the hands of softwar…

CloudOps is a Red Hat Application Platform Partner

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CloudOps is pleased to become a member of the Red Hat Application Platform Partner Initiative (APP). Consisting of partners focused on application platforms with emerging technologies, the APP Initiative encourages deeper collaboration between Red Hat and its partners in helping organizations modernise their application platforms.

Red Hat OpenShift unites developers and IT operations on a…

CloudOps listed in the Branham300 for 2017

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CloudOps is pleased to be listed in the Branham300 Top 250 companies in 2018 for the third consecutive year. CloudOps has been listed as the 197th company, up from last year. Consisting of Canada’s most profitable, public and private technology companies, the ranking is based on revenue. All Top 250 companies have demonstrated significant revenue growth in every year since 2009, and altogether…

Why We Chose Ansible for Automating Configuration Management

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Ansible is an open source tool for automating configuration management, deployment, and orchestration. It has an agentless approach that is designed to simplify the process of deploying VMs while allowing greater control over and agility in their configuration. While Ansible can be used to deploy and maintain standardized server configurations via templates (Ansible Playbooks), it can also b…

What does GDPR mean for your Cloud Application?

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GDPR came into effect on May 25th. What first seemed like something that could be swept under the rug is quickly becoming reality as everyone scrambles to understand the extent of its implications. Even with it already here, less than 10% of businesses say they are GDPR ready. But with fines for non-compliance slated to reach €20m or 4% of total worldwide revenue from last year (whichever turns…

Why Kubernetes Ingresses aren’t as Difficult as You Think

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How to use Ingresses to Route your Services on a Vanilla K8s Deployment

If you’re using Kubernetes, you probably have deployments or stateful sets managing a number of pods that are running different microservices within a greater application. What use is this if your microservices can’t communicate with each other? They are running as a number of pods scheduled by Kubernetes, and thes…

Cloud Native Meetup: K8s 1.10 Update, K8s Image Admittance, Rancher 2.0 Cluster Management, KubeVirt, Stateful Sets, Rook & Jaeger

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In the wake of the recent KubeCon, we held an exciting series of Q2 cloud native meetups in Montreal, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, Toronto, and Quebec City. Featuring a range of topics, we enjoyed discussing all things cloud native with the community.

Each meetup started with a 1.10 update of KubeCon by our very own Mike Wojcikiewicz and our CNCF ambassador, Ayrat Kharetdninov. Their updat…

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