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October 5, 2023
Chaos engineering isn’t actually about chaos — it’s about carefully controlled experiments on your software, systems and architecture that teach you about the risks and challenges involved in maintaining high availability. It may seem perverse to try to break your systems on purpose, but think of yourself as a pilot in a simulator, learning how to handle your aircraft when parts fail or in adverse weather conditions. This is a higher level DevOps capability for sure, but reaps huge benefits in terms of assuring the highest levels of customer experience...
November 2, 2023
DevSecOps exists because the DevOps community was a little late in inviting our InfoSec and cybersecurity friends to the party. Now we know how to collaborate with them better, and how to automate security into our CICD pipelines, but there are additional considerations when we are working in the cloud. You’ll have some responsibilities to your cloud vendors and others and it’s essential to know where the lines are drawn...
December 7, 2023
Serverless, containers, microservices, edge computing, sidecars, Kubernetes, cloud native, service mesh — what does this all mean?! Containers help us to break our applications down into small, loosely coupled components which means we can build, test and deploy in much shorter timescales with greatly reduced risk. But along with these advantages come some challenges — the big one here is complexity. All these containers need to be orchestrated and managed. And if we are serverless, how do we even know where our software is?