Introduction Customer requirements are constantly changing and the digital transformation of any company requires not only support for cultural aspects in the collaboration between departments and colleagues, but also the adaptation of processes, modernisation of programmes and the management of company-related data. In my article “How to create a data pipeline for Next Generation Sequencing”, […]
Motivation A while ago I paused an exchange on twitter. I have been in a strong disagreement with what was stated from Alex. To avoid being bullish on a short reply, it took some time to reply in due respect and also purposefully. Nevertheless, I need to agree to some extend: There might be cases […]
Today more than ever availability and performance depend on resilience against increasingly frequent and powerful attacks on the confidentiality, availability and integrity of information and IT systems. It is not just that our systems are being threatened with continuous automated attacks, but also with highly sophisticated approaches, such as Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), Ransomware, Side […]
How to achieve a sound & compelling governance handling change requests, incidents and problem tickets in a DevSecOps scenario – based on authors’ field experience with end to end automation.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
In my article “Five lessons learned on leadership in an Open Organization” I described my personal journey of moving into my first people management role at Red Hat. I also shared some of my best practices around leadership and approaches towards making a team successful in an Open Organization. Back then, I could not believe […]