re:Invent Serverless Talks - Collaboration, Community, & Career Development

At re:Invent 2019, Farrah and I gave a talk on our paths into the tech industry, how serverless helped us both build some of our first products, and how serverless represents a new mindset. I’d wanted to share a version of that talk on our blog for those who couldn’t make it, though we hope to give it again in the near future.

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7 Misconceptions of DevOps Debunked

There's no shortage of posts explaining what DevOps is - from articles that use acronyms like CALMS (Culture, Automation, Learning, Measurement and Sharing) to more thorough explanations that use the traditional division of business change analysis into "people, process, and tools." But there's another way to answer the question, "What is DevOps?" by defining not what DevOps is, but rather about what DevOps is not.

Best practices for tagging your infrastructure and applications

Most modern platforms like AWS and Kubernetes create dynamic environments by quickly spinning up instances or containers with significantly shorter lifespans than physical hosts. In these environments, where large-scale applications can be distributed across multiple ephemeral containers or instances, tagging is essential to monitoring services and underlying infrastructure.


The Brave New World of Digital Innovation: Open. Decentralized. Developer-Driven.

As we approach the end of the year, I am reflecting on the fascinating evolution of how technology solves business problems. Since 2016, I have seen microservices drive buying decisions for many large enterprises. At the same time, open source adoption has been gaining ground from its emergence as a grassroots movement in the 90s to an industry-defining standard, driven by the rise of developers as strategic influencers.

Getting Started with Kubernetes using MicroK8s

Single-node deployments of Kubernetes are more common than what one would expect. In some scenarios, single-node clusters make much more sense. For development purposes or testing, there’s no need to deploy a full-blown production-grade cluster. Single-node deployments are also handy for appliances and IoT applications since they have a much smaller footprint. Enter MicroK8s, a tool by Canonical that enables you to easily deploy a lightweight single-node cluster in your local environment.


DevOps Best Practices: A Complete Guide

Having high profits and productivity without any disturbance—isn’t that every company’s dream? Whenever there’s talk about better productivity and revenue, DevOps never fails to come into the limelight. It seems like it’s the latest IT buzzword. Everybody is discussing the relatively new concept and how it has come to transform the IT sector. But how well do we really know DevOps? What is DevOps? Why do we need it?

[WEBINAR] How to Build a World Class Monitoring Strategy

IT leaders agree that performance monitoring is absolutely critical to their success, yet the design and execution of a monitoring strategy can often be an afterthought. During this webinar, LogicMonitor and AWS will present the key components of a world-class performance monitoring strategy, along with a framework to improve monitoring effectiveness.

Kubernetes Master Class: RKE under the Hood

In this Kubernetes Master Class, Rancher Engineers Hussein Galal and Sebastiaan van Steenis will explore how RKE was designed, the internals of how RKE works, and how Rancher and RKE work together. This session is suited for anyone who wants to learn more about what happens under the hood when you either use Rancher or RKE to provision and maintain clusters.

DevSecOps with SaltStack For security, Shift Left Not Right

Not too long ago, software was developed and tested by developers in silos, handed off to the operations team for deployment, and—as an afterthought before going live—given to the security team for a quick assessment. In modern environments, that approach no longer works. Security is everyone's responsibility, not just the SecOps team.