If you want to know the secret to a comprehensive DevOps evolution it’s simple. Literally.»
What is Cloud Management anyway?
Cloud management. It’s a phrase we hear bandied about more and more these days as the great digital transformation and ‘age of automation’ continues to rip through industries of all shapes and sizes.»
Software, Cloud and the digital transformation
To say we live in exciting times is an understatement. In the midst of a digital transformation, today we live in a world where you can do most of your everyday activities using your mobile phone.»
IT infrastructure monitoring – aka, watch your stack!
Spring is well and truly in the air. Which means? This is a great time to make sure you’re IT infrastructure monitoring is running smoothly. No, really it is!»
Site reliability and why you should plan to fail in advance
“You have failed me for the last time.” If only Admiral Ozzel knew about site reliability engineering, aka SRE, and planning for failure, he may have been spared by Darth Vader.»
For affordable IT automation, read Ansible IT automation
In case you did not realize it, cloud is the new black. But in order facilitate a successful implementation of managed cloud computing, then automation needs to be your friend.»
Operations in the modern data center
“They don’t make ‘em like they used to,” is a phrase we often hear from people complaining about perceived lower quality of today’s products and services.»
If you do one thing in 2018, make it cloud automation
We’re going to make this one short and sweet. If you want to truly streamline your IT operations then there are fewer better and more efficient ways to do it than cloud automation. Period.»
Standard (setup+runtime) = Containers
Containers are what makes the cloud go round. No doubt about it. Utilizing them and working on the cloud is allowing businesses to evolve at a fast-growing pace.»
What to watch out for at the Sydney OpenStack Summit
G’day, mate. How are you going? You may be wondering why we’re talking like an Australian. Well Strewth! The truth is, we’re pretty excited about the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Sydney.»
Get more from the cloud: Part 2: SRE methods
Last time on this space we met the first half of the dynamic duo of cloud computing, DevOps. It’s time to meet the second half.»
Get more from the cloud: Part 1: DevOps Practices
Batman and Robin. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Han Solo and Chewbacca. There’s nothing quite like a great partnership.»
Slack for Customer Care and Collaboration
What’s the most important and sensitive job in any organization? We might be slightly biased here but how about managing the IT infrastructure? It has to be right up there at the very top of the list.»
Disaster Recovery on the Cloud
Business continuity is without doubt one of the most essential aspects a company faces. But how about in the cloud? We’ll be the first to admit that it’s a relatively new concept and as a result there’s a lot of hype and fanfare.
This comes par for the course with the buzz that exists around cloud computing in general. And with hype comes misinformation, misconceptions and the like. But what’s the truth behind all the pomp and circumstance?»
Private cloud: not just for the big boys
Private cloud. “This is not for me”. “It is too complicated and expensive”. “It’s only for large or corporate enterprises”. Right? Wrong.
The fact is that from the various types of organizations out there, it’s the small and medium-sized firms stand to reap the most benefits by switching to cloud. So what’s the problem? Why don’t they? Basically. it comes down to knowledge. Very few (and we mean very) understand how it can help their businesses.»
A 3-step guide to moving to the cloud
Deciding to move your IT infrastructure to the cloud is no easy decision. Come to think of it, it’s a bit like moving house.
The amount of planning, organization and baggage seems to stack up in front of you. And it can resemble a bit of a mini-mountain.»
Stay on the Highway, keep your Stack on track
So, stack. Ever found yourself on the road to nowhere with your startup’s Stack? You’re definitely not the first and certainly won’t be the last. The question you need to ask is, why are you doing this to yourself?»
Stackmasters joins Amazon Web Services Partner Network
Stackmasters is delighted to announce that we have become part of Amazon Web Services Partner Network.
As of today, we are proud to be qualified as an AWS Consulting Partner, meaning that our talented team of expert engineers can now help you get the best out of AWS cloud platform services for your environment.»
Get your stack in tip top shape this summer
Summer time and the living is easy. At least that’s the way things should be at this time of year, right?
Wrong. It’s usually the season when there’s ample surfing (on the web that is), as well as new apps, software updates and IoT devices all stretching the limits of your Stack and IT system.»
Stackmasters partners with tripsta to build their OpenStack cloud
Stackmasters, the European OpenStack experts and Managed Cloud services provider, today announced its ongoing partnership with one of the biggest online travel agencies in Europe, tripsta, to develop an OpenStack based private cloud and related processes.
The OpenStack based private cloud is going to host existing applications as well as to support the company’s software development teams to their cloud-native modern software architecture by leveraging open technology and efficient process models.»
Success Story: AbZorba Games
If we said that AbZorba Games is one of the biggest success stories of the Greek startup scene it would be true — but also an understatement. AbZorba Games, a popular maker of mobile casino style games is one of the biggest success stories of the iOS and Android app scenes, period.»
Open source software in the modern data centre
There is an old quote that describes the progress of disruptive movements and technologies in this way: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”.
Well, when it comes to Open Source in the data centre, we have been in the winning stage for quite a while now.»
Construction on Abstraction
From its humble beginnings in early 20th century to being our most essential infrastructure today, IT has come a long way. And it was mainly two techniques that helped it get where it is: ever increasing abstractions and a “divide and conquer” approach.»