DevOpsDays Montreal

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CloudOps was pleased to sponsor DevOpsDays Montreal, which took place on October 10th and 11th. Featuring a wide range of speakers and activities, the event brought together DevOps practitioners throughout Montreal.

The event kicked off in the morning with a keynote by Alistair Croll entitled ‘Innovation, Disruption, and Discontinuity: Technology isn’t Interesting.’ Innovation has…

Does the Service Mesh spell the end for Middleware?

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Middleware is perhaps fading away in the place of the service mesh as Istio and related technologies continue to garner momentum. They both oversee communication between various applications and services, but can differ substantially in operations as well as paradigms. Prominent in service-oriented architectures, could middleware become irrelevant in today’s container-focused…

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…

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…

The Value of OpenShift for the Enterprise Software Transformation

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Red Hat OpenShift offers a full platform solution based on open source technologies. It provides DevOps teams with integrated environments that oversee key aspects of the software development life cycle. It leverages a Kubernetes platform that manages the building and deployment of Docker containers at scale, and offers rich features of its own. OpenShift can be easily integrated into…

Java’s Got a New Release Train: Are you on it or under it?

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Oracle is taking a more contemporary approach to releasing new versions of the Java platform with the recent release of Java 10. Rather than letting feature readiness drive the timing of new releases, Oracle will employ a train release model. New versions will be released every six months – regardless of content. Sun Microsystems, and now Oracle, have traditionally released new versions every two…

How to Generate and Use Dynamic Secrets for AWS IAM with Vault using Kubernetes & Helm

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Your first step to securely store, access, and deploy sensitive application information
In today’s API and Cloud-platform driven world, we operators, developers, and architects are presented with the critical challenge of managing application secrets, encryption, and access to any application and infrastructure in the Cloud. Securing and rotating secrets regularly and properly, both in t…

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…

7 Things CloudOps is Betting on in 2018…

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CloudOps is Betting on 2018! Here’s how.

We continue to race into an ‘everything as a service’ world. The pace is accelerating and the stakes are intensifying. Success in a cloudy world requires software defined operations: end-to-end automation, data collection of all potentially relevant metrics, and smart algorithms that apply predictive analytics (or even machine learning) to ‘big’…

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