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Scott Wheeler

DevOps (Development Operations)

DevOps Today: Automation First, Collaboration Second

By | Cloud Computing, DevOps, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Automation | No Comments

Tips to Ensure DevOps Success

In looking at definitions of DevOps, I found a general consensus that DevOps is primarily about enabling “cultural shifts” and increasing “collaboration” among technology development and operations/infrastructure teams. A much smaller emphasis is placed on the automation processes around delivering software and infrastructure changes. While I know I’m going to ruffle some feathers with this view, I am going to say it: we need to stop confusing the process efficiencies needed to reach DevOps excellence with the need for broader (and important!) organizational change. Read More

Cloud-native applications

Cloud Native or Bust

By | Applications, Cloud Computing, Cloud-Native, Cybersecurity, Design & Architecture, Infrastructure | No Comments

Application Must-haves for Hitting the Cloud Services Mother Load

There is a veritable cloud gold rush occurring today. CIOs are declaring “cloud-first strategies” while companies are pasting “cloud” onto any and every product they have. Their hope is to hit pay dirt amid uncharted and widespread IT transformation. As with most euphoric and rapid endeavors, reality is setting in for those who have made the journey to the cloud. Big payouts require work. For the cloud, a lot of that work happens at the application level. Read More

Internet Cloud Server Cabinet

Dude, Where’s My Server!?!

By | Azure, Backup, Cloud Computing, Design & Architecture, Infrastructure, Storage, Virtualization, VMware | No Comments

Hello Cloud, Goodbye Constant Configuration

I have to admit that when I log into a Linux box and realize that I have some technical chops left, I get a deep feeling of satisfaction. I am also in the habit of spinning up a Windows Server in order to test network routes/ACLs in the cloud since I like using the Windows version of tools like Wireshark.  Despite my love for being logged into a server, I do see the writing on the wall. Logging into a server to do installs or make configuration changes is fast becoming a thing of the past. Given the number of mistakes we humans make, it’s probably about time. Read More

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