Devops

A Look Back at DockerCon San Francisco

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.

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Experts Live Switzerland 2018

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.

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DevOpsDays Zurich 2018 Recap

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.

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Put the Brakes on Docker Containers

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.

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Provisioning Grafana Datasources and Dashboards Automagically

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.

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The 56K.Cloud Automated Website

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.

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