Transforming a blogging platform into a real community initiative

Our blogging platform “Open Sourcerers” has grown to over 40 authors, all of whom share the same passion for open source technology. We believe that a community-based approach is essential, and everyone should have the opportunity to contribute to our platform. Until now, our focus has been solely on the content itself, but we have […]

Language (r)evolution

As ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, the only constant in life is change. And it accurately applies to language as well. The spectacle of language change can be observed from two perspectives: synchronous (different language versions going hand-in-hand at the same time) and asynchronous (how language evolves across decades, centuries or millennia). And, taking […]

Welcome to the Age of Automation

The current situation At the moment 2 focus areas prevail in the IT industry. Flexibility In the age of ever-changing customer preferences, flexibility is an important asset. It is about providing customers with new opportunities to realize their goals. And to provide ease of use, ease of integration with existing processes and systems while doing […]

Ansible Middleware : Automation of JBoss Web Server (JWS)

In a previous article, we discussed the importance of Ansible from a Middleware perspective and why making Middleware a first-class citizen in the Ansible ecosystem is crucial. In this post, we’ll explore the technical details of utilizing Ansible for automating a Middleware solution.  We’ll focus on one of the most used middleware software: Apache Tomcat. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Telco goes Cloud. Really?

We are living in an area of digital transformation for many years now, driven by a continuously increasing pace of innovation and new disruptive business models. The speed to bring a new business idea as a digital service to the market is one of the key success factors, but it’s worth nothing when you are […]

Ansible and Terraform Integration

Ansible & Terraform – together or against? I’ve worked in open source infrastructure consulting for more than 15 years and have used a fair number of the usual suspects from the automation space during this time. Home-brewn scripts, CFEngine, Puppet, to just name a few. When Red Hat acquired Ansible I was really excited, dove […]

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