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Success story: From on premise to AWS in 1 hour

The problem: The client required migration of his microservices-based application to AWS, using containers.  The application was running on site, using legacy DevOps tooling, Xen VMs, Chef, and some scripting. So what, exactly, was the problem? Both security concerns and network limitations precluded this migration from being performed progressively. The only component permitted to exist…

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Success story: Automating 100 of applications on the corporate world

The Problem: The client, a  large company providing a wide variety of contact center solutions, must support a wide variety of product features. The ongoing product offerings required on-premise installation of a great number of moving parts. Such installation would involve a hundred applications and their dependencies, installed on four major operating system versions in…

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Failover is dead

When doing a quick Google search of the keywords “failover meaning”, you will find this definition: “a procedure by which a system automatically transfers control to a duplicate system when it detects a fault or failure.” The definition is perfect, but the concept is broken. Failover is broken. It was ostensibly a good idea years…

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Salt and the bash security issue

Yesterday was published a Bash security issue. Details here. So, we needed to upgrade your instance very quickly. Thanksfully, we have SaltStack managing it. The procedure was simple as described below. To update our systems with Salt, just run: salt ‘*’ pkg.install bash refresh=True And to be sure that new nodes are deployed with the…

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