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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Staying at home with Automation by Martyn Pratt

Business Blog

We’ve always said we’re a technology company with a human touch, and right now is the perfect time to explain just how much technology can be used to help people.  Those companies who have utilised online collaboration tools effectively and taken the steps to allow remote working have a head start right now. But it […]

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Guiness and Brown M&M’s by Scott Rattray

Agile

Over the years the agile movement has steadily gained pace alongside the DevOps evolution, thus changing how we deliver products and services. Gaining feedback from both systems and customers has allowed companies to understand their needs better: Learning what needs to change and, critically, what to change it to.   As with most ideas attributed to […]

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Tales from the Support Desk: Automating Our Own Jobs Away? By Lily She-Yin

Automation

TL;DR – No, Not Really No Job Too Small, We’ll Do It All There’s a joke about a young engineer at their very first job, in a milk bottling factory. The supervisor has a task for them, and explains: “You see this conveyor belt here? Every now and again it will jerk to a stop, […]

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CloudFormation Shared Components by Patrick Marques

Automation Logic

CloudFormation is the AWS native way of describing Infrastructure as Code, it is a simple and easy way to deploy almost all types of resources while AWS takes care of their lifecycle. For example, we can easily create, delete or update an EC2 instance by changing properties in a CloudFormation template. Unfortunately, in some circumstances, […]

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The DevOps Academy Graduates: Final Projects

Academy

The Automation Logic DevOps Academy is a 12-week intensive course taking the top percentile of STEM graduates and guiding them to become Junior DevOps Consultants when they graduate the course.  They learn a whole range of tools and skills to prepare them and finish the course by splitting into project teams to complete final projects […]

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Takeaways from Cloud Solutions 2020 Conference

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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 […]

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