Internet of Things (IoT) The Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its infancy when compared to web technologies. Many devices or things as IoT refers to them have been connected to some type of system easily for the past 20-30 years. However, connected can be anything from someone manually replacing EEPROM’s to update firmware or devices connected to serial networks with speeds up to 9600 baud rates.
A Look Back at DockerCon San Francisco Darragh and I traveled last week to DockerCon, located in beautiful San Francisco. We had great weather the entire week, an amazing conference, and made a ton of new connections. The conference was held at the Moscone convention center which was a first for both of us and an exciting place to visit considering the tech history. We had a full schedule as I was speaking at two separate sessions and a guide to DockerCon first timers for the Docker Pals track.
2018 Experts Live Switzerland Recap I had the pleasure of working with the head of Experts Live conferences Marcel Zehner when he reached out to interview me for the X-Talk video series. After we recorded the video Marcel introduced me to Experts Live Switzerland and asked if I would be interested to present Docker. But of course! Experts Live Switzerland is part of the greater Experts Live organization which hosts conferences around the world.
DevOpsDays Zürich Recap If you are part of the “no-KubeCon” attendee list don’t feel left out. Darragh grealish was able to attend with a lot of great people and presentations. Not to worry as all the KubeCon 2018 sessions will be online in no time. But for us left behind we were not slouching. Wow, what a whirlwind week. First off, it was my first time attending DevOpsDays Switzerland.
Deploying new containers has become ridiculously easy (In a good way). Once containers are running, it is even easier to scale. Doubling or even tripling the number of running containers can occur with a simple keystroke but can your container infrastructure handle it? Much like cars driving on a freeway. All the cars have different shapes, sizes, and performance. Cars are limited to the capacity of the road.
This week we are up in Ftan, Switzerland, staying and working from an amazing place hosted by Alpine Co-Working and SoCrates CH And performing docker pulls reliably at 1600 Meters :) We are here attending both a Software-Craftsmanship Un-Conference and working remote for our clients. As we believe in the value of Software-Craftmanship, sharing and reflecting on our understandings in the fast-moving tech industry as it is today.
Grafana released v5.0 at GrafanaCon last week. It is a significant update packed with mouth-watering features. I’ve been testing the beta for quite some time and was very impressed with the maturity already in Beta. Most people will notice the New Dashboard Engine, UX, and themes as prominent visual updates. However, down the list of features which to be honest, I missed the first few times reading the release notes is an essential feature: Provisioning from Configuration.
Cryptocurrency Tracker Dashboard The Crypto craze has not hit full saturation until I release some tool to monitor it. Since I enjoy building monitoring projects, I felt it was the right time to re-purpose the Docker Prometheus stack for something even more significant. Enter stage right, Monitoring Cryptocurrencies. I happen to live in what is called Crypto Valley, Switzerland. We have more Crypto startups per-capita than anywhere else in the world.
The 56K.Cloud Automated Website It is an Automated static generated website to be precise. Wow, now that is a mouth full. It sounds much more complicated than it is. Our website’s goal is to showcase our DevOps skills and passion. We chose a toolset that enables us to deliver our content via CI/CD (Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery). We decided on four base requirements: Maintained by Git Stored in GitLab Utilize a static site generator Automated deployments Netlify to the rescue We selected Netlify as the platform to deliver 56K.
The 56K.Cloud Launch We are happy to announce the official launch of 56K.Cloud. The Co-Founders Darragh Grealish and Brian Christner worked together on several projects ranging from Google GTUG, Akamai CDN, Swisscom Cloud, and more. Seperately, we consulted on various projects for Cloud, Containers, DevOps, and Training. We have joined forces under one umbrella and formed 56K.Cloud GmbH (LLC,LTD in Switzerland). The preparation that has gone into this launch is incredible.