Why Cloud Native: Cloud Agnostic Platforms & Automation Driving Business Value

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As the benefits of the cloud become increasingly evident, more and more organizations are migrating their workloads. Yet taking full advantage of what the cloud has to offer can require altering your application to make it cloud native.

What is Cloud Native: ‘Cloud native’ describes any application that was built to live in the cloud and designed to optimize its potential. It applies to…

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…

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…

How to Create Infrastructure as Code with Packer and Terraform on GCP: Your second step towards DevOps automation

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Everyone wants to adopt Infrastructure as Code to configure and automate the infrastructure of their application as it embraces DevOps best practices. Figuring out ways to automate your CI/CD pipeline is at the heart of this transition, and is a huge interest of mine.

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My last blog post was called ‘How to Deploy Consul in GCP using Terraform: Your first step towards…

How to Create Infrastructure as Code with Terraform in GCP: Your first step towards DevOps automation

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Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has gotten a lot of attention recently. It uses code to manage the configuration and automation of your application’s infrastructure in order to free up resources and reduce risk, technical debt, and mistakes. IaC is becoming more and more important for successful DevOps practices. As a cross-platform infrastructure tool, HashiCorp’s Terraform enables you to…

Docker and Kubernetes: What is the Value of Containerization?

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In the last few years, containerization and microservices-based architecture took the DevOps community by storm. According to 451 Research, container technology such as Docker and Kubernetes will see the fastest growth compared to other cloud-enabling technologies, with an estimated CAGR of 40% through 2020 (see Figure 1). “Two things stand out from our market sizing and research on…

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