15 February, 2018

Meltdown/Spectre + BSD


"Serverless Architecture"

Serverless computing refers to the concept of building and running applications that do not require server management. It describes a finer-grained deployment model where applications, bundled as one or more functions, are uploaded to a platform and then executed, scaled, and billed in response to the exact demand needed at the moment.

If you are an administrator, serverless architecture may be something to look into ASAP, as well as Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) ;)

12 February, 2018

DevOps + Development

DevOps is not easy.

As software transitions from a monolithic to a microservice architecture, organizations are adopting DevOps practices to accelerate delivery of features to customers and improve their experience.

Jumping into continuous testing without the right infrastructure, tools, and processes can be a disaster.

Continuous testing plays an important role to achieve the fastest quality to market. Continuous testing requires several levels of monitoring with automated triggers, collaboration, and actions. Here’s what is required:

  • Automatic Test Triggers to execute tests as software transitions from various stages – development / test / staging / production
  • Service Health Monitoring to automate feedback on failures
  • Test Result Monitoring to automate feedback on failures
  • Identifying Root Cause of Failure and analyzing test results
As one can imagine this takes a hell of a toll on DevOps-personnel.

It is one of the most challenging fields today. Simply because it requires a deep understanding of the right principles, processes and practices that the DevOps philosophy is bringing to the IT world.

Because that is what it is: a philosophy.