DevOps'ish

DevOps, Cloud Native, Hybrid Cloud, Open Source, industry news, culture, and the ‘ish between.

DevOps’ish 223: Hostile AWS Free Tier, Bye bye Bezos, InfoSec competencies, Rust in Linux Kernel, Git for Computer Scientists, secrets on the CLI, and more

In vacation mode this week. News reading played second fiddle to having fun. People AWS pricing problems could deter new cloud engineers I was quoted in this piece. I take the same opinion that the AWS Free Tier is indeed user hostile. Not because it’s limited in weird ways but, because new users could be billed thousands and before they know it, it’s too late. Take a deep dive into observability at o11ycon+hnycon, a two-day virtual conference on the future of shipping software. Read more →

DevOps’ish 222: Industry under pressure, Holy $%^& I agree with Torvalds, US Congress begins assault on big tech, polkit vuln, ALPACA, How To Love Kubernetes and Not Wreck The Planet, and more

I want to point out a few signs that I think we’re pushing the industry too hard, too fast. Fires in AWS data centers, Fastly (the CDN) took an hour-long outage triggered by a customer finding a bug, Cloudflare had outages in Chicago and Los Angeles. Ransomware is running through companies like Grant went through Richmond (to the point the US Justice department is equating them, in some ways, to terrorist attacks). Read more →

DevOps’ish 221: On the passing of Peeyush Gupta, Apple employees balk at return to office plans, 1:1 with CNCF’s Priyanka Sharma, StackOverflow acquired, Flux, Argo, HTTP 3, and more

The Cloud Native community lost a great person; Peeyush Gupta. He leaves behind a wife and 10-month old child. His employer, Digital Ocean, and the Kubernetes community are trying very hard to make that that mother and child will not be as devastated. I beg of you, please donate to the Peeyush Gupta: Family Education Fund. If half the DevOps’ish readership gave $25, we’ll hit the current goal of Rs. Read more →

DevOps’ish 220: Fretting over free tier, Amazon’s creepy network, NOBELIUM, Half-Double Rowhammers on sale, Istio vs. Linkerd, cost of cloud, and more

I’m in surgery recovery mode. I will be for a while it looks like. Nerves are weird. Do me a favor; if you’re reading this, take the 2021 DORA State of DevOps survey. People Growing Concerns among Developers about the AWS Free Tier It feels like if you think you’re keeping yourself in the free tier you’re an API call or bug in the system away from a massive panic attack. Read more →

DevOps’ish 219: Mobile First Development, Bill Gates, your Wi-Fi are belong to us, irksome IRC, Argo with Okta, kubectl debug, and more

Mobile first development. A simple idea in principle, but the options, while numerous, all suck in some particular way. Yes, I’m a sucker and bought a new iPad Pro. I think that the time is right to make this purchase now, both for family and productivity. With a 5G modem, the device has somewhat unbounded future potential. But, the hardware is hamstrung by iPadOS. Last night, I was sitting at my desk using the new Magic Keyboard (there’s a mousepad). Read more →

DevOps’ish 218: What is DevOps eBook, Linux on the Desktop, racist AI, Darkside goes dark, systemd 💪, AWS free tier, lots of tools, and more

Finally, an average week, expect weeks are anything but “normal” these days. This past week marked the first birthday of OpenShift.TV (which is for all intents and purposes) what I’ve been working on the past year. 540 hours of content that has been archived to help folks tackle all kinds of issues with Kubernetes, OpenShift, and a host of other open source projects. I bet we’ve touched on etcd’s thirst for low latency, having to remind people to use DHCP for IPI installations, and have come up with as many “stage” names; it might total up to about 540 times too. Read more →

DevOps’ish 217: KubeCon EU 2021, COSI confusion, Kohl’s GitOps tool, Colonial Pipelines attack, dev platforms, Docker dead in water, GitOps Con 2021, PodTopologySpread, and more

It was indeed KubeCon EU this week. What my family is told is one of my Super Bowl events (KubeCons and Red Hat Summit are in that class). It was indeed an extraordinary virtual event. That’s right; you read that right. KubeCon EU 2021 was a great virtual event. No one besides Deserted Island DevOps and CNCF has unlocked successful models of making a virtual event enjoyable. As a speaker, I did not test anything until thirty minutes before the talk on Friday morning. Read more →

DevOps’ish 216: KubeCon EU is here, Manager Tools, Microsoft adds a Kinvolk caboose, Feature Flags, GitOps with Argo CD, 100 Days Of Kubernetes, OSI Model, and more

A migraine is taking me down hard this weekend. Here’s hoping it goes away soon. See you all at KubeCon next week. GitOps Con on Monday. OpenShift Commons Gathering (also live streamed) on Tuesdays. OpenShift.tv KubeCon EU Office Hours on Wednesday through Friday. People How to bust 5 creativity myths with your team “Try these exercises to dispel common misconceptions and infuse more creativity into your day-to-day work– and your team’s. Read more →

DevOps’ish 213: Kubernetes 1.21, ArgoCD 2.0, Supreme Court saves industry, Googlers can discuss salary, Amazon made illegal firings, former Facebook recruiter sees diversity policy flaws, and more

I’ve had a rough week, please forgive me for not laboring over an intro. Event Call for Papers The GitOps Working Group is putting together a KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Day 0 event! Come share your experiences, practices, and challenges with us at #GitOpsConEU2021! Call for papers open through April 16, 2021. People The woman who took on Google and won “Google signed a document saying its employees ‘have the right to discuss wage rates, bonuses, and working conditions. Read more →

DevOps’ish 197

This being a holiday break my intros will probably be a little bit shorter than normal. “More punchy” as my first boss at Red Hat would say. Let’s start with the thing with an ever-increasing blast radius: Solarwinds. Solarwinds Supply Chain Compromise For the record, Reuters has been all over this coverage wise. I can’t do them justice. This story has been evolving so rapidly that by the time I hit send, my coverage will be incomplete. Read more →