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Amazon Announces Extensibility for AWS CloudFormation with AWS Lambda Powered Macros

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 21, 2018 1

With AWS CloudFormation developers can model and define their infrastructure as code. Now Amazon announced a new feature of AWS CloudFormation called Macros, which allows developers to extend the native syntax of CloudFormation templates by calling out to AWS Lambda powered transformations.

Architecture & Design Follow 2413 Followers

How to Achieve a Resilient Architecture

by Jan Stenberg Follow 37 Followers on  Sep 13, 2018

To manage systems at scale you must push your system almost to the breaking point, but still be able to recover – and embrace failures, Adrian Hornsby writes in two blog posts sharing his experiences from working with large-scale systems for more than a decade, and the patterns he has found useful.

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Patterns and Practices for Cloud Native Continuous Delivery

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 30, 2018

Christian Deger, chief architect at RIO – a Brand of Volkswagen Truck & Bus, recently shared a set of patterns and practices for implementing cloud native continuous delivery at the Continuous Lifecycle Conference in London.

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Understanding Production with DevOps Archeology

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 14, 2018

Lee Fox spoke at Continuous Lifecycle London about tools and methods to help make sense of today’s complex systems and infrastructure; he calls it DevOps archeology.

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Terratest - an Open Source Go Library for Automated Infrastructure Testing

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 Followers on  May 13, 2018

Gruntwork open sourced their Go framework Terratest which can be used to write automated tests for testing infrastructure. The library comes with support for Terraform and Packer.

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Creating and Enforcing "Policy as Code" with HashiCorp Sentinel

by Daniel Bryant Follow 764 Followers on  Nov 24, 2017

HashiCorp have released Sentinel, an embedded “policy as code” framework that is integrated within the HashiCorp Enterprise products. Sentinel enables “fine-grained, logic-based policy decisions” that can be used to automatically audit and enforce organisational, compliance or security policies when working with Infrastructure as Code and other HashiCorp platform tooling.

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Terraform and the Increasing Ease of Multi-Cloud

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 24, 2017

Raf Gemmail surveys recent developments around multi-cloud and Hashicorp’s Terraform cloud provisioning tool.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Adds Linkerd, gRPC, and CoreDNS to Growing Portfolio

by Daniel Bryant Follow 764 Followers on  Mar 25, 2017

Since the beginning of 2017 the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has added three new projects to their portfolio for hosting and stewardship, including: linkerd, a transparent proxy ‘service mesh’ that provides service discovery, failure handling and visibility; gRPC, a language agnostic high performance RPC framework; and CoreDNS, a fast and configurable cloud native DNS server.

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Is it Possible to Test Programmable Infrastructure? Matt Long at QCon London Made the Case for "Yes"

by Daniel Bryant Follow 764 Followers on  Mar 12, 2017

At QCon London, Matt Long, QA Consultant at OpenCredo presented “Testing Programmable Infrastructure with Ruby”. Key takeaways included: it is possible to test programmable infrastructure at the unit, integration, and acceptance level; Ruby provides the power of a full programming language for integration and acceptance tests, and is often understood by both testers and sysadmins;

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HashiCorp Release Terraform 0.8, Including an Interactive Console, and Vault and Nomad Providers

by Daniel Bryant Follow 764 Followers on  Jan 04, 2017 1

HashiCorp has released v0.8 of Terraform, an open source tool that enables the building, combining and launching of programmable infrastructure providers such as Amazon Web Services, VMware vSphere, and UltraDNS. Major new functionality includes an interactive console, conditional values, and HashiCorp Vault and Nomad providers.

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Using Cloud Sandboxes to “Shift Left” Testing within Production-Like Environments

by Daniel Bryant Follow 764 Followers on  Oct 16, 2016

InfoQ recently sat down with Joan Wrabetz, CTO at Quali, and discussed the role ‘cloud sandboxes’ can take within the modern software development lifecycle (SDLC). Cloud sandboxes allow a user to create and publish replicas of infrastructure and application configurations for on-demand usage. The primary use cases for cloud sandboxes include development and quality assurance testing.

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Design for Continuous Evolution: Immutable Model Is Key for Robustness

by Thomas Betts Follow 48 Followers on  Jul 13, 2016

At QCon New York, Eric Brewer described how advancing from continuous delivery to fast and stable continuous evolution requires a discrete construction step to define an immutable model of the system. Brewer’s compute infrastructure design team uses Helm to construct and safely validate new deployment models, prior to attempting real deployment, although the concepts are technology agnostic.

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Building Microservice Infrastructure with Cisco's Mantl 1.0

by Daniel Bryant Follow 764 Followers on  Feb 19, 2016

At Cisco Live 2016, held in Berlin, the latest version of Cisco’s open source microservice platform, Mantl, was released. New features include multi-data center configuration via tooling like Project Calico, simplified version control of a developer's entire infrastructure configuration, and blue/green testing as part of a service upgrade process.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces New Members and Begins Accepting Technical Contributions

by Daniel Bryant Follow 764 Followers on  Dec 23, 2015

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and organisation created with the purpose of advancing the development of ‘cloud native’ applications and services, has announced the joining of new members, the creation of a formal open governance structure, and new details about the associated technology stack.

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Migrating Traditional Workloads to the Cloud: Q&A with Kris Bliesner

by Daniel Bryant Follow 764 Followers on  Nov 08, 2015

InfoQ recently sat down with Kris Bliesner, founder and CTO of 2nd Watch, who has developed deep experience in migrating workloads from traditional IT estates to the cloud. Bliesner identified common challenges with cloud workload migration, discussed recommended processes, and offered his thoughts on the topics of security, compliance, DevOps and automation.

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