Takeaways from Cloud Solutions 2020 Conference
Procuring Cloud Solutions in the Public Sector In 2019 the NHS Shared Business Services Cloud Solutions Framework was officially launched. You might ask, why another framework? Put simply it’s to provide the most straight-forward, OJEU compliant route for the NHS and the wider public sector to purchase cloud solutions. Following a rigorous exercise to evaluate […]
Do you know where to be focusing your DevOps efforts in 2020?
There is a temptation, once operating under the DevOps model, to rest on your laurels, content that you are now working in a modern development environment. The upshot is many organisations don’t measure the outcomes brought about through DevOps. They’ve done the hard bit, undergoing the initial technology, people, and process changes that the model […]
Agile, Empowerment and The Rolling Stones
Our latest DevOps Academy intake have now been here for about 6 weeks and are in the process of becoming experts in AWS, CI/CD and all things Cloud and DevOps over a 12-week intensive course. They’ll also be having a number of sessions on Agile and Scrum. Recently I presented to them about ITIL and […]
Data Encryption Takeaways from an AWS Public Sector Transformation Day by Sikandar
Engineers at Automation Logic (AL) are fortunate to be involved with a multitude of projects within various client sites, some of which are within the public sector. These projects make extensive use of Amazon Web Services (AWS), whether to meet application or networking infrastructure requirements. Thus, events held by those at AWS are a great […]
The Honest Engineer: What you don’t know by George Cairns
Why transferring knowledge is easy, but transferring insight is hard. Acquiring Insight. Story Time: One way that AL engineers demonstrate the insight we’ve gained through experience is when we realise that an old technical solution might work in a new context. As an 18 year old nerd from Bolton, in 1998 I got my first […]
3 Top Tips for Creating Environments in Terraform by James Atha
Terraform, and infrastructure-as-code, in general, are an essential tool in the DevOps arsenal. They can provide the means to create a stable pipeline of environments through which developers can safely test their applications, and – if handled correctly – offer the potential of fast, one-click deployments of full environments with minimal effort. To get to […]
Centralising IAM Roles & Policies
IAM a Mess Often times when looking through CloudFormation example templates online, we will tend to notice that IAM roles and policies are coded alongside the resource they are attached to, embedded into the same template. In most circumstances, that is perfectly fine – having IAM resources in the same CloudFormation template as your resources […]
Automation for the Win
Imagine a bitter, cold January day. People at the office are just starting to settle into the post-holiday work-life, still recuperating from the many holiday food comas and parties. Then suddenly, panic – a large group of about 600 caseworkers are not able to carry out their vital work because of an internal network issue. […]
Where do delays start?
Agile • Business Blog • Devops
Delays are a problem for almost everyone that has ever worked in the IT industry, even with the best team and a generous budget it can be difficult to avoid them. Especially in the highly regulated industries which we’re so familiar with. Its rarely one person’s fault, so is there something that can be done […]
AL Python Meetup by Martyn Pratt
The Python meetup gang I love Python. It is easily my favourite programming language, so I decided to organise a meetup to teach and have a play with it along with some of my AL colleagues. Python is an interpreted programming language that comes bundled with almost all modern Unix-like operating systems (Mac OS, Linux […]
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