Category: Infrastructure as Code

Automation - DevOps - Infrastructure as Code

How automated 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…

General - Infrastructure as Code - Managed Cloud Services

3 Very different things when working in China’s Internet

Disclaimer This is not an opinion article; we don’t judge the decisions made by the Chinese government. We respect the laws of the country in which we’re operating, just like other companies doing business in China. With that out of the way, let’s continue. Most of us know that internet laws and regulations are different…

Big Data - DevOps - Infrastructure as Code

How to setup Fluentd to retrieve logs, send them to GCP Pub/Sub to finally push them to ElasticSearch

FluentD First of all, let’s talk about FluentD, which is an open source data collector for unified logging layers. It allows you to unify data collection and consumption for a better use and understanding of data. In general, it has a large 500+ plugin system that allows the community to extend its functionality. It is…

serverless technologies
Automation - DevOps - 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 - 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,…