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An Important Part of Cloud Migrations: Testing People

Probably we all understand that any migration should be preceded by simulations in order to provide the best possible opportunity for success. What is often missed or underestimated, however, is the importance of including people in this process.

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…

Automation - DevOps - Infrastructure as Code

Automation is not (only) about speed

 Everything we do at Flugel.it revolves around infrastructure automation – it is our core business. What do we mean exactly by infrastructure automation? Infrastructure Automation is a process used to apply the same configuration to one or thousands of nodes/instances/VMs with the same effort. To achieve this, we leverage technologies that allow us to…

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Our experience working during the COVID19 pandemic

Flugel.it was born as – and continues to be – a company that works 100% remotely, distributed in over a dozen geographical locations. Our team members and our clients are separated by thousands of kilometers; this makes working remotely an integral part of our organization. From the beginning, we have relied on agile work methodologies,…

DevOps - Infrastructure as Code - Packer - Terraform

Building and Running Custom AMIs on AWS Using Packer and Terraform

Introduction In this article we are going to talk about two open-source infrastructure-as-code tools that we use at Flugel. These tools are Packer, to build machine images for different platforms, and Terraform, to manage infrastructure resources.   By using the two in combination  it’s possible to create infrastructure-as-code solutions that automatically build and run custom…

DevOps - Infrastructure as Code - Kubernetes

Kubernetes: 5 Ways to launch in 5 Minutes

This article describes 5 different ways to launch Kubernetes in 5 minutes. These steps are not intended for production usage; they are my own, personal notes on how to create clusters for use in testing and development. I use them when I want to launch K8s for quick, personal testing. I created this article in…

DevOps - Infrastructure as Code - Kubernetes

Building Custom Kubernetes Operators Part 6: Building Operators using Metacontroller

Kubernetes operators were introduced as an implementation of the Infrastructure as software concept. Using them you can abstract the deployment of applications and services in a Kubernetes cluster. This is the sixth and last of a series of articles explaining how operators work and how they can be implemented in different languages.   Introduction In…

DevOps - Infrastructure as Code - Kubernetes

Building Custom Kubernetes Operators Part 5: Building Operators in Python

Kubernetes operators were introduced as an implementation of the Infrastructure as software concept. Using them you can abstract the deployment of applications and services in a Kubernetes cluster. This is the fifth of a series of articles explaining how operators work and how they can be implemented in different programming languages.   Introduction In past…

DevOps - Infrastructure as Code - Kubernetes

Building Custom Kubernetes Operators Article Part 4: Automatic testing using Operator SDK

Kubernetes operators were introduced as an implementation of the Infrastructure as Software concept. Using them you can abstract the deployment of applications and services in a Kubernetes cluster. This is the fourth in a series of articles explaining how operators work, and how they can be implemented in different languages. Introduction In the previous article…

DevOps - Infrastructure as Code - Kubernetes

Building Custom Kubernetes Operators Part 3: Building Operators in Go using Operator SDK

Kubernetes operators were introduced as an implementation of the Infrastructure as Software concept. Using them you can abstract the deployment of applications and services in a Kubernetes cluster. This is the third in a series of articles explaining how operators work, and how they can be implemented in different languages. Introduction Previously in this series…