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Importance of DevOps Automation in 2021

Introduction This year, many businesses have seen tremendous digital transformations because of the prevailing pandemic. As organizations were forced to adjust their ways to deliver their services to the customers. The pandemic pushed enterprises to realize how important it was to invest in and fully adopt DevOps automation. The IT world saw an evolution in the technology platforms, practices, and ...

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Kubernetes pod as a Bastion Host

In Cloud Native apps private networks, databases and services are a reality. An infrastructure can be fully private and only a limited number of entry points can be available. Obviously the more restricted the better. Still there are cases where there has not been any infrastructure setup for the private services and ways to link towards them. however if there ...

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Replacing Docker Desktop with hyperkit + minikube

MacOS is a Unix but it isn’t a Linux so, unfortunately, if/when we need to use linux-y things like docker we need to install a VM just like in the Windows world. That’s of course also true for docker. Like most people I’ve been using Docker Desktop for a lot of years to get my fix for container. It works ...

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DevOps Orchestration | Your Next Investment after Automation

Automation is a hot issue for businesses of all sizes, across all industries. Whether you work in IT or not, you’ve probably heard of automation as a method to save money, improve efficiency, and minimize errors. However, following automation, you may be wondering what action to take next, or if there are any obstacles that are restraining your DevOps teams.  ...

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Running complex project setups with Testcontainers

In a lot of my #testing content, I’ve been showing how to run projects locally, for example by using Docker containers. In this video, I’m showing how to build up a complex project setup using Testcontainers, while keeping a flexible and efficient development workflow. My goal is to separate the life cycles of my system / acceptance tests from the ...

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Path To Continuous Test Automation Using CI/CD Pipeline

Introduction to CI/CD Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment pipeline has become the primary approach in Software Development Life Cycle(SDLC). As a matter of fact, CI/CD pipeline tools have evolved a lot in the past few years. However, still developers, QA and other technical peeps find challenges in implementing an effective CI/CD pipeline. As the name suggests, it allows developers to ...

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Cloud factory – Example factory deployment

In our  previous article from this series we shared a look at the logical common architectural elements found in a cloud factory solution. The process was laid out how we approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture.  It continued by sketching the process of how we approached the use case by researching ...

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Cloud factory – Common architectural elements

In our previous article from this series we introduced a use case for a cloud factory, deploying multiple private clouds based on one code base using the principles of Infrastructure as Code. The process was laid out how we’ve approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture.  The only thing left to cover was the ...

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Cloud factory – Architectural introduction

This article launches a new series exploring a cloud factory architecture. It’s focusing on presenting access to ways of mapping successful implementations for specific use cases. It’s an interesting challenge creating architectural content based on common customer adoption patterns. That’s very different from most of the traditional marketing activities usually associated with generating content for the sole purpose of positioning ...

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