Category: Automation

Automation - DevOps - Editor's Pick - Infrastructure as Code

How automating cloud deployments saves you money (a lot)

Throughout our hundreds  – possibly thousands – of conversations with IT professionals and managers, clients and prospects, many, many of them had made conscious decisions to delay investing in automation of one process or another – or avoid it altogether.  The reason behind this decision was usually the belief that the expense will outweigh the…

serverless technologies
Automation - DevOps - Editor's Pick - Infrastructure as Code - Kubernetes - Managed Cloud Services

What is “Serverless”?

In some cases, serverless is wrongly related to a context in which a server does not exist. However, a server does exist, but no management tasks on a server will be performed; its maintenance and execution is be done by a vendor. In other words, having a “serverless” architecture involves avoiding server management and as…

Automation - DevOps - Editor's Pick - Infrastructure as Code - Kubernetes

What is immutable infrastructure?

Within the Cloud infrastructure space, there are several approaches on how to manage infrastructure. From: old-fashion manual creation and pray, to: everything automated, self-healing, self-scaling and pretty much self-managing. Within the second group, there are several approaches as well; you can have your infrastructure automated provisioned with Terraform and use Ansible for the configuration management,…

Automation - Editor's Pick - Infrastructure as Code - Kubernetes - Managed Cloud Services - Terraform

5 Infrastructure-related problems that most scale-ups have

Once your startup grows, it’s no longer a startup but a scale-up, and when that happens, a new set of challenges arises. This is a list of (some) common challenges scale-ups face when growing into a more mature business; the challenge now is not knowing what to do – but being consistently good at it….

Automation - CI/CD - DevOps - General - Kubernetes

Reducing costs by leveraging GKE Optimizations and GCP Preemptible VMs

In this article we will show an example of how the thought process works when we tackle the resource optimization problem. First, let’s address what is Kubernetes: Kubernetes is the world’s most popular container orchestration tool; it’s an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Nowadays, all major public-cloud providers offer…