DevOps'ish

DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the ‘ish between.

141: Joining OpenShift, The BPF version of Homer’s Odyssey, GitOps for database schemas, Let me Google bad company for you, and more

This Monday (2019-08-19) will be my first day as Principal Technical Marketing Manager on the Cloud Platforms team at Red Hat. What does that mean? OpenShift (a lot of OpenShift), Kubernetes, containers, Operators, and all the associated bits will be my day job. Helping folks help themselves with technology is still and always will be the name of my game. But, working full time in the Kubernetes or cloud native ecosystem was a 2020 goal. Read more →

140: Kubernetes, DevOps, AWS, Community, Operators, and More

A challenging week due to my injuries. I’ll be down for the count Monday afternoon to help. I’ll hopefully be back at normal operating happiness by Thursday. I’ll have some personal news to share next week. DevOps’ish Last Week’s Top Five CapitalOne’s CapitalTwo Day Learn a little jq, awk and sed The Technical Side of the Capital One AWS Security Breach The inevitability of K8s: Pivotal CEO describes the pain and benefits of technology transition Why Kubernetes will disappear Events Event season is picking up again Read more →

139: Dark side of JEDI, CapitalOne is CapitalScrewed, Pivotal’s fall from favor, vanishing k8s, doomed languages, and more

DevOps’ish Last Week’s Top Five xkcd: Spreadsheets 9 people for sysadmins to follow on Twitter Goodbye Docker: Purging is Such Sweet Sorrow Decoupling database migrations from server startup: why and how Kubernetes and Containers Best Practices - Health Probes People X-Team Is Hiring a Team of DevOps Engineers (Remote) We are looking for passionate DevOps engineers to work with the world’s leading brands, from anywhere. We love to work with Kubernetes, Docker, Serverless, and AWS tools. Read more →

138: Jeez JEDI, language ladder, killing K8s, floppy finished, and more

Let’s talk about JEDI. Not the lightsaber wielding kind, it’s US Department of Defense’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) kind. JEDI is a $10 billion, single-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for the largest Department in the US government’s cloud business. The competition had been whittled down to AWS and Azure but, Oracle has been pitching a Larry Ellison sized fit over it. Actually, Oracle has protested JEDI’s selection process almost since its inception. Read more →

137: Contains 3% Kubernetes, Open Source perception, long live CIRT, Linkerd 2.4, TTY, and more

It’s a big newsletter this week and I’ve made a lot of notes so let’s get to it! Editor’s Note: Did you know you can reply to this e-mail? Yep! I get your out of offices. But, I can also get your feedback directly. If something doesn’t work for you or live up to your expectations, let me know. Join DevOps Expert, Matthew Barlocker, For A CloudWatch Guided Tour Read more →

136: It is done, unicorn languages, Weave Ignite, you can’t handle the CORS, and more

Q&A: IBM’s Landmark Acquisition of Red Hat. It is done. Aside from extra meetings from too many Red Hat folks, I have seen zero change. I’d like to talk more about the whole acquisition process from my point of view since it was announced, at some point. Overall, from my perspective, the process was smooth. I commend Red Hat and IBM leadership for keeping the chaos to a minimum. Here’s to next week and hopefully fewer meetings! Read more →

135: DevOps’ish Deep Cuts podcast, burnout, on-call, Cloudflare fustercluck, multicloud mess, and more

I was on PTO this week. I was working on a number of side projects and issues I’ve been trying to resolve for quite some time. This includes soft launching a podcast! Deep Cuts is a podcast that looks at the news behind the news. Things that were significant but didn’t make the newsletter for one reason or another. Prepare to embrace People, Process, and Tools in your ear holes. Read more →

134: Kubernetes Security, multicloud marvels, BGP bungle, Bill’s biggest blunder, Big Blue blows through EU, Big Red roiling JEDI requisition, and more

I spent a lot of time this week struggling with an odd problem. How do you make a multicloud platform without having to do a ton of work? I was trying to figure out why it’s so damn hard to get a multicloud platform going. People want this for various reasons but, struggle with it. Why? What was I trying to do? Host the DevOps’ish web site where it was less likely to be blocked based on a visitor’s geography. Read more →