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Kubernetes is a Platform for building Platforms

Kelsey Hightower stated already in 2017, that Kubernetes is not a Platform by itself, but rather a better way to start to build a platform. But what does that really mean? From my point of view, this means that Kubernetes is a platform that provides a core abstraction- and Service  layer for cloud-native applications to […]

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Culture Change in Automation: Declarative vs. Process Description

You might have guessed it: I’m an old IT guy. I grew up, when x86 was still the 8086 processor (and the TLA (Three Letter Acronym) “x86” hadn’t even been invented to describe the basis for a whole industry), so the topic of this article might seem a bit “far fetched” or reversely “state of […]

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Why do you need Ansible to Manage your Middleware Runtimes?

Surely, if you have a challenge (faster release, becoming more agile, scalability, …) coming up in the next few years for your application development and deployment, you have heard that containerizing your applications on OpenShift will be the answer. And down the road, when your infrastructure & internal processes have evolved enough, and when legal […]

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Adorning myself with borrowed plums on Leadership, Empathy, Perspective, Millenials an the Infinite Game

There are times when things are said, told, explained in a way you cannot improve nor make it more meaningful. Hence, in the “borrowed plums” category I start sharing with you things that impressed and influenced me and my thinking in relevant ways. One speaker that is inspiring me to see and observe the world […]

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10 lessons learned while automating elementary container deployment tasks on Linux

Our experiences preparing for a demo at Ansiblefest 2021 Speakers: Karoly “Charlie” Vegh and Robert “Bob” BaumgartnerSupported by: Chris Jung, Phil Griffith, Eric Lavarde, Elle Lathram Introduction and Purpose AnsibleFest is always pretty cool, all new announcements, live demos, roundtable discussions, etc. Bob, being the Kubernetes/Container Architect and my humble self being more a Linux […]

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Music in the Rest Room

Overview I’ve been to a training site [1]. When closing the toilette door music started. This is completely unnecessary, but i liked the idea. More over i found it very relaxing, which fits to the sense of the word “rest room”. Since then i pushed to have the same functionality in my home. During refurbishment […]

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Demystifying Kubernetes Adoption

Adopting Kubernetes in an Enterprise is a daunting task. In this series of articles I am trying to give you an opinionated view on what you might need to consider when you are in the middle of rolling out Kubernetes within your organisation. Whether you are a developer or an IT operator, I am trying […]

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Container Days 2021 – Hamburg

Finally, the time has come. The first personal event after Corona. The Container Days 2021 were just around the corner. Right on time for the start of the event, the location presented itself from its best side. It was rainy. At the latest now it was clear: I’m in the north of Germany, on the […]

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RHACM and Policies – More Details

As Kubernetes gets more and more adopted, the need for tools to manage diverse and widespread installations grows. Red Hat’s answer to that challenge is Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes (RHACM). This article is the continuation of my first article on policies in RHACM, which can be found here:  Now I want to […]

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How to accelerate your journey to cloud

loose coupling to surrounding services to have more flexibility in the actual move of applications. Containerize your applications to have them more portable. Switch your test data as much as possible to synthetic data to have less legal and security hurdles. Standardize and automated your testing approach to have better verification possibilities. Beside that automated QA will be one of the major drivers in your business case.