In building an enterprise culture of cloud, DevOps skills complement the enterprise’s need to automate development, testing, deployment, and operations processes for their public cloud deployments. In this latest post in our Women in Tech series, we’ll be talking to Zamira Jaupaj, a DevOps Engineer at Azatec Consulting in Milan about the benefits of DevOps,..
The announcement that Mesosphere is going to incorporate Kubernetes into DC/OS has generated a fair amount of buzz in the industry, with the consensus landing largely on the side that this is a sign that Mesosphere is ceding to Google’s open source software. I have a different perspective – namely, that this move is a..
To learn something well requires practice, and ethical hacking is no exception. Unlike say, practicing the trumpet, practicing hacking has potential legal implications. This means that if you want to practice hacking, you need an environment. In this article, I’ll show you how to set up a basic web application hacking lab, and I’ll give..
On the Cloud Academy Community, we get a lot of questions about DevOps. According to the 2017 State of DevOps Report by the DevOps Research & Assessment and Puppet, DevOps “is viewed as the path to faster delivery of software, greater efficiency, and the ability to pull ahead of the competition.” But what is DevOps?..
Sometimes, we need to execute scheduled tasks with a time/event based approach and we need to have enough capacity to complete these tasks quickly, without affecting other running services and in a way that is also cost effective. For developers, one of the biggest benefits of cloud computing is the ability to run their own code,..
I recently attended the DevOpsDays Seattle conference and wanted to share some of the topics of discussion with the Cloud Academy audience. Unsurprisingly, container talk was everywhere! Most people know Docker as one of the biggest names in this space, and indeed there are multiple Cloud Academy blog posts concerning Docker already. In this crowd,..
Our second quarter got off to a spectacular start, down under, at AWS Summit Sydney. We had the great pleasure of starting off our visit by hosting the AWS Partner Summit Sydney, where we were able to engage with other sponsors, like ScienceLogic, TrendMicro, NetApp, CHEF, and Splunk, as well as AWS Partner Network members…
It’s no secret that automation is an ongoing, evolving trend in IT. Cloud computing and virtualization are making it faster to do more with less manual intervention. Infrastructure as a Code (IaC), also known as programmable infrastructure, is a DevOps practice that makes the process of managing your infrastructure easy, reliable, and rapid. In this..
Whether you are a developer or a system administrator, you will have to manage the issue of sharing “secrets” or secure information. In this context, a secret is any sensitive information that should be protected. For example, if lost or stolen, your passwords, database credentials, or cloud provider keys could damage your business. Safe storage and sharing..
In the real world, there are generally two possibilities for hosting your web applications or APIs in the cloud. You can follow the classic model and deploy your apps on a virtual machine, or you can go “serverless” by using a serverless platform as a service (PaaS) on a cloud platform. Following my last blog post..