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Free WAF for Azure and AWS

Free WAF for Azure and AWS

All web-based applications get benefits from having a Kemp LoadMaster load balancer managing access to the application servers. For use cases that are not in production, such as in DevOps workflows or even for a small non-commercial web application, having a load balancer is also useful. Either to simulate a production environment or just... Read More

Deploying a GEO DNS Failover for DevOps

Deploying a GEO DNS Failover for DevOps

Disaster recovery and business resilience are key components of the data center infrastructure. The popularity of private and shared (collocated) data centers, along with the emergence of cloud computing, has increased the need for exceedingly robust network resilience policies that address availability and security while maintaining the agility and flexibility of the cloud model.... Read More

Powering VMware with PowerShell

Powering VMware with PowerShell

Many tools and products that support scripting are adding PowerShell support. VMware also did this in their PowerCLI tool that can be used to provision and manage vSphere hosted virtual machines. There is even a PowerCLI test lab that you can use to learn about the tool without any risk to your vSphere environment.... Read More

DevOps – Infrastructure as Code

DevOps – Infrastructure as Code

Introduction The rapid adoption of virtualization over the last decade solved many of the problems associated with application and server provisioning. Gone are the days when deploying a new application meant specifying a new server to run it on, getting sign-off for the purchase order, waiting a few weeks for the server to be... Read More

DevOps is more than…

Introduction Many organizations are adopting DevOps to help streamline their software development processes. The benefits of DevOps have been discussed and written about often on this Blog and at many other sites. Like any method of working there are many aspects to DevOps and a lot of chatter about certain parts of it. It’s... Read More

Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps

Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps

One of the goals of a DevOps workflow is to make it easier to quickly develop and deploy updated versions of applications to Development, Test, and Production environments. There are many ways to design and deploy an infrastructure to deliver this, but one that is rapidly gaining favour is to use resources from a Public Cloud... Read More

PowerShell for DevOps Automation

Automating build and deployment processes is a central pillar of DevOps. When multiple builds are being deployed from Dev to Test to Production everyday it’s vital to automate as much as possible. This can be achieved by using scripts to create workflows that link together the tools used for development, provisioning, and configuration management... Read More

Avoiding Silos with Cross Functional Teams

Avoiding Silos with Cross Functional Teams

It’s quite common for organisations to be divided up into groups based on their function. For example, there could be groups for developers, server operations, product testing, a sales team, a marketing team, or many other groups, with a senior management layer above them. Many organisations have discovered that these functional divisions can lead... Read More