DevOps

Taming Kubernetes with Policies


Security is one of the key areas of focus when adopting Kubernetes across the enterprise, and it has evolved over the past year or so. With many large enterprises evolving from the waterfall model to agile based frameworks like SAFe, IT teams are forced to release infrastructure and applications more rapidly, and “shift left” aspects […]

[Podcast] Best Practices for Refactoring Applications in the Cloud


We’ve been through several major technology paradigm shifts – from mainframe to client server to internet to, now, cloud. Cloud has given people the opportunity to refactor applications, which means different things to different people: From a minor change, akin to a chef adjusting ingredients in a seasoning, to a major shift like heart surgery. […]

[Podcast] Securing Applications Across Hybrid Environments


Securing applications in a hybrid world can be a challenge. Companies that try to control threat vectors across cloud platforms and infrastructure environments with the same set of tools often run into trouble. We discuss how containers and serverless platforms are starting to solve some of these security challenges – how their shared responsibility models […]

IT Operations and Developers – Can’t We All Just Get Along?


Alexander Graham Bell famously said, “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.” I agree wholeheartedly with Bell’s declaration, but what if the people you’re trying to bring together mix about as well as oil and water? That’s the challenge of cloud teams. How can you get IT Operations (IT Ops) to […]

Why Continuous Improvement Is Critical to Master Early in Your DevOps and Cloud Journey


The term continuous improvement dates back to the 1950s, when management pioneer W. Edwards Deming first described it as a “system” that incorporates and recirculates feedback for the benefit of the system itself. The Process Excellence Network went on to define the term as “the ongoing effort to improve products, services and processes by making […]

Do Not Underestimate the Value of Process Automation


If you are a sailor, there is probably nothing more enticing than taking your boat out to a far-off, exotic port. Picture the scene. Your boat is a beauty – a 70-foot, two-mast Oyster yacht with all the latest electronics. Everything is automated. You take it out on the open seas and cruise into port. […]