DevOps'ish

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

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 →

133: TCP SACK PANIC, Kubernetes 1.15, Red Hat & IBM, Job Identity, UBI, Cognitive Load and More

2019 State of Multicloud A Report on the Underlying Dynamics Fueling Multicloud Strategies. Download Today! SPONSORED [Webinar] Every commit should have an issue ticket number Referencing an issue ticket in each commit is a development best practice. It improves code reviews, creates audit trails, and keeps you compliant. Learn how to implement this scalably with CircleCI + Datree.io. SPONSORED DevOps’ish Last Week’s Top Five Kubernetes for the impatient 10 YAML tips for people who hate YAML How to get started with site reliability engineering (SRE) GitHub shocks top developer: Access to 5 years’ work inexplicably blocked Automate Kubernetes with GitOps People The worst morale boosting gesture I’ve experienced — This might be the single dumbest morale booster I’ve ever heard (and I’ve seen some really bad ones). Read more →

132: Kubernetes for the impatient, VMware shopping spree continues, Burnout, SRE for you and me, Google grows in Michigan, NATS 2.0, and more

Dear reader, lend me your eyeballs. Let’s discuss the DevOps’ish Summer 2019 Survey for a brief moment. It’s vital feedback that I will use to pivot, fork, or modify the newsletter if needed. Therefore it’s important that you take the survey today! I’m in San Francisco this week for JFrog swampUP. If you’re around the Red Hat office on Monday, Embarcadero Center Tuesday and Wednesday, or going to the SF SRE Meetup Wednesday night and want to chat, let me know! Read more →

What if I told you... You don't have to be a Kubernetes expert to use it.

131: DevOps tools, Kubernetes ≠ rocket science, IBM layoffs, Open Source licenses aren’t broken, small Kubernetes clusters, and more

This week’s image was something I whipped up when talking to a friend. When I explained that running Kubernetes on a Raspberry Pi cluster or Digital Ocean didn’t mean they had to be an expert at running Kubernetes, it tilted their world off axis a little. I blew away a cluster and rebuilt it from a handful of files in less than thirty minutes a couple of weeks ago. This should be a rare occurrence (and there should be backups). Read more →