DevOps'ish

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

102: Web Development is Hard, Veterans, Kubernetes, Ansible, DevOps Engineer title debate, Google Woes, sr.ht, and More

It’s weird how things decay online. A 404 here, a failed git submodule update there can lead to weird things breaking. I noticed that happening with chrisshort.net. The site had gotten slower too despite it being a static site served through Cloudflare. I spent an evening looking for new Hugo themes. Testing their performance, figuring out what design would work best for me, and looked pleasant. Last night, I ended up picking the updated version of the theme I was already using. Read more →

101: Self-Care, Kubernetes, Red Hat Acquisition, Veterans, HQ2, Heptio Acquisition, and More

Self-care is important. It’s been a stressful past two weeks for me. This morning, I find myself reaching out to friends talking about anxiety (clearly mine isn’t being managed effectively). But, in the past two weeks, I’ve gone from uncontrollable pain to trigger point injection pain to soreness from coughing (weather). Finally, yesterday, I got some relief thanks to trying something different. But, I forgot to eat until 2 PM. Read more →

100: At Least it Wasn’t Oracle, IBM Acquiring Red Hat, AWS, Amazon HQ2 News, Kubernetes, #noServerNovember, Neomonolith, and More

Last week I thought the 100th issue of this newsletter was going to be kinda flat. Not this week! Less than twelve hours after DevOps’ish 099 went out, the technology world confirmed change is constant; IBM to Buy Software Maker Red Hat for About $33 Billion. I think my friend and fellow Red Hatter Ben Cotton said it best, “It’s clearly a huge bet for IBM. But, they seem to be committed to letting Red Hat keep doing what has made them successful for the last 25 years. Read more →

Red Hat | IBM

DevOps’ish IBM Red Hat Acquisition Index

A one-stop shop for opinion, analysis, and/or coverage of the IBM acquistion of Red Hat. Official Statements IBM TO ACQUIRE RED HAT, COMPLETELY CHANGING THE CLOUD LANDSCAPE AND BECOMING WORLD’S #1 HYBRID CLOUD PROVIDER (why are we shouting?) Red Hat Red Hat + IBM: Creating the leading hybrid cloud provider Red Hat CEO, Jim Whitehurst A monumental day for open source and Red Hat Red Hat EVP and President, Products and Technologies, Paul Cormier Why IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat is a game-changer for the cloud industry IBM Press IBM to Acquire Linux Distributor Red Hat for $33. Read more →

099: AllThingsOpen, GitHub’s Ups and Downs, Google’s Grossness Grows, Serverless DevOps, Kubernetes, and More

This was an incredibly busy week in tech news and events. First, AllThingsOpen was this week. For me, this included the annual opensource.com Moderators meeting in Red Hat Tower. The conference was amazing but, I feel like it might have outgrown the Raleigh Convention Center. 4,100 people registered to attend AllThingsOpen and I’m pretty sure half of them tried to get to two talks I wasn’t able to attend due to crowds. Read more →

Please. Vote.

098: Open Source, Kubernetes, Vote, Ansible, Serverless, Amazon HQ2 and More

Every time, without fail, I mention anything resembling a political leaning in this newsletter I get negative feedback. This week, I am sure I will again. But, this message is personal so I’ve made it simple. VOTE. I don’t care what your stances on the issues are, whether you care if a pot-smoking gay couple can be photographers at your cousin’s wedding, nor what you think of these weird things that are happening on the planet. Read more →