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00 - Open Source Innovation

How to secure persistent data in a multitenant kubernetes environment

Introduction Today the world is changing rapidly with processes, application development and integration moving even faster. Workflows and their applications are highly automated and connect directly to private or shared data endpoints over the globe. Data growth, the distribution of data and connecting apps with the right Service Level Agreements (SLA) for availability, reliability and […]

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00 - Cloud-Native App Dev

Automated Application Packaging And Distribution with OpenShift – GitOps and ArgoCD – Part 4/4

Part 4/4 of the article series “Automated Application Packaging and Distribution with OpenShift – A guide through the jungle of modern development practices with Kubernetes”. This part explains GitOps and discusses an example with ArgoCD and Tekton.

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00 - Open Source Innovation

Why “Operate first” is important for your project

An interview with my colleagues Marcel Hild and Robert Bohne on new ways to apply Open Source principles to operating software. Ingo:   Hello Robert, hello Marcel! Nice to have you here! And today we have an interesting topic “operate first” and I’m very curious what that really means. So, Marcel and Robert, please introduce […]

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00 - Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure 00 - IT Automation & Management

RHACM and Policies – An Introduction

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). Its range of features is divided into four main areas, which can also easily be seen in its UI (Note: The Screenshots […]

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00 - Next-Gen Architecture, Culture & Processes 00 - Open Source Innovation

A Primer on Digital Sovereignty & Open Source

We explore Open Source as a Strategic Framework and how it is genuinely addressing Digital Sovereignty at various levels

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00 - Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure 00 - Next-Gen Architecture, Culture & Processes 00 - Open Source Innovation Uncategorized

A Primer on Digital Sovereignty & Open Source

Part I of II – Exploring the Digital Sovereignty narrative Motivation and authority on the matter  For 3 decades I have been into Enterprise IT, designing, implementing and maintaining solutions at various layers of the “Digital Stack”. I did so always with a full life cycle perspective in mind and have lived and learned through […]

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Security

Securing “Layer 8”

Being a life-long techie, I’ve been working with the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model for over 30 years in various organisations and it is a tried and tested model on which all modern networks are based. I’ve also worked to secure each layer to ensure that communication and data transfer mechanisms conform to the well […]

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00 - Cloud-Native App Dev OpenShift

Automated Application Packaging And Distribution with OpenShift – Tekton Pipelines – Part 3/4

Part 3 of the article series on automated application packaging and distribution. This time about integrating into Kubernetes Native Pipelines with OpenShift Pipelines (Tekton)

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00 - Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Many roads lead to RHEL 8 – Part 2

Photo by NASA on Unsplash In the first part of the article “Many roads lead to RHEL” we were discussing the possibility of doing an in-place Upgrade instead of redeploying a new RHEL machine when switching to a new major version of RHEL. We also touched on the reasons why it does make sense to […]

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00 - Cloud-Native App Dev 00 - Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Old-School vs. New-Technology Security – Why security still matters in a Cloud Native world.

If the COVID-19 epidemic taught us one lesson, then it is how dependent we are on data exchange over the internet. Just think back to yourself, how did you pass by 2020/2021? How did you exchange data with service providers or your employer? How did you entertain yourself while being under lock down or how […]