‘I’m a total fraud, and sooner or later, everyone’s going to find out.’

Business Blog

Imposter Syndrome by Liam Rae-McLauchlan  A recent study, reported by Forbes, claims up to 70% of people will experience Imposter Syndrome at some stage in their career – yet, somewhat ironically, we can’t help but feel alone and isolated.  Imposter Syndrome can affect anyone at any time. It can also manifest itself differently in each […]

Read more

FUNdamentals of remote Team Management by Martyn Pratt

Automation LogicBusiness Blog

In 2020, at that confusing time in life when the pandemic was a new word in our vocabularies,  I wrote a blog for Automation Logic that laid out our initial plan of how we would tackle the uncertainty of the initial stages of lock-down. We focused on 5 topics 1- Trusting and empowering people 2- […]

Read more

Why Application Migration isn’t the Goal, but it will help you reach your Goals

Automation LogicDevops

Every company has their own individual goals, but app migration will help you reach them.  By Adam Jasinski Workload Migration is an enablement for long term business sustainability. The drivers are typically derived from a long-term strategy, focusing on long-term goals such as Cost, Agility, Security and Governance.  The products that bring value to your […]

Read more

‘Fix Me’. Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ops by Tom Moran

Academy

Throughout my transition from solo programming to DevOps consultant, I heard one consistent answer to the question of what DevOps actually is: “It’s a philosophy”.  Be it on my own prejudices, that answer has never seemed sufficient to me. It conjures an image of IT professionals smoking pipes and pondering “If a server crashes, but […]

Read more

2020: A Year in Review

Business Blog

2020, where do we even start?  It was a year that many may not want to dwell on, understandably. But for us it was a year that showed the strength and resilience of our team, so we’re looking back at the positives we discovered and the lessons we learnt.  Speaking to our Co-founder Kris Saxton […]

Read more

Life at AL: From the Remote Academy Grads

Academy

Last year AL had a pretty scary decision to make. Our DevOps Academy is one of the most successful aspects of the business, but we’d never tried to run one entirely remotely. The Academy is a 12-week intensive course for 6 STEM graduates to become junior DevOps Engineers. Usually, these graduates would spend 12 weeks […]

Read more

About terraform modules: An explainer by George Tarnaras

Automation LogicDevops

If you’re reading this then I guess you’re in the middle of refactoring your terraform code, trying to make it reusable, easier to maintain and actually be proud enough to share it with others! Writing reusable code in the form of modules can be a challenging task, so we will try to explain some basics […]

Read more

A DevOps engineer’s data dabbling by Luke Wiltshire

Automation LogicDevopsMachine Learning

As a consulting engineer at AL, my bread and butter for the last three years has been the likes of Terraform, Ansible and Jenkins. These are all tools which are fairly simple in principle, but have plenty of quirks and unintended uses which can keep an engineer learning/engaged/frustrated for some time. For a couple of […]

Read more

The Remote DevOps Academy Graduates: Final Projects

Academy

As part of our 12-week DevOps Academy, our graduates are expected to group up in the last 2 weeks for their final projects. This is a large part of their mark and differs from their independent working as we assign them ‘a client’ to provide a real-life problem for them to look to solve. The […]

Read more

The Remote Academy

Academy

Before the events of COVID-19, we had planned to begin our 5th DevOps Graduate Academy. We’d begun hiring, following our usual process, with a group of potential candidates coming in for a group interview/team-building exercise, a test, and then breaking out into 121 interviews with members of our leadership team.  When the seriousness of the […]

Read more

Want to work with us?

If you'd like to find out more about joining our growing team of engineers, consultants, strategists and evangelists for automation, please get in touch with a member of our team.

Get in touch