How honest is too honest, did we over-share?

Business Blog

When your successful professional services company is growing rapidly, how do you make sure that you scale effectively, retain the best bits of your culture, drop what’s not working, and face up to what needs to change in order to scale and evolve?
It’s a challenge that we at Automation Logic are facing right now as we scale our business, settle into our new office and match that with the right infrastructure.

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BiModal IT and Other Snake Oil – Part 2.

BiModal IT

So, in Part One of my blog post I discussed the challenges as I see them posed by a BiModal IT approach to driving innovation and reducing risk. In this part of the post I’m going to talk about some of our experiences on the negative cultural impacts of Bimodal IT, and propose an alternative approach.

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Post BREXIT Britain Still Needs to Draw From a Global Talent Pool for DevOps Success

Business Blog

As I sit here on a plane bound for India it has given me a chance to pause and take stock of the challenge that we, and many other top technology consulting firms face in finding excellent candidates.
At Automation Logic we have set ourselves the mission to turn IT Services from a necessary evil into a competitive advantage for our customers. We believe that by building ever leaner, highly automated IT services, we can enable our customers to build both platforms and teams capable of delivering at greater speed and higher quality, with lower risk...

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Oktoberfest Comes to Automation Logic!

Business Blog

This week we decided to have our official “office warming” party. In truth we’ve been in our new office since the spring but with schedules so tight and project deadlines to meet it’s only now that we’ve got around to  taking a breather and having a bit of a celebration. It’s a big milestone for us, so we didn’t want it to pass by unmarked. Of course, the timing gave us a perfect opportunity for an “Oktoberfest” theme, and so we ran with it – liederhosen and all! Not sure how our retro gaming “arcade” fit the theme, but hey, we couldn’t resist!  Thanks so much for coming along to celebrate along with us if you were there, and if not, here are a few pictures to give you a flavour of the evening.

Prost!

p.s. the props team made a bit of “school boy error”. Can you spot it?

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The Six Best Automation Questions from HPE Discover

Automation

I’ve just returned from HPE’s  customer and partner event, HPE Discover London, where I took part in a panel session about Automation and the Cloud...

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Real Projects Aren’t Just About the Sprint…

Academy

As Graduates in the first intake of the Automation Logic Academy, Chris Mutono and I get to do some pretty special things. One of the highlights so far was our visit to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) offices to see the work that Automaton Logic Consultants are doing there.

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DevOps for Slackers – deploying to a Kubernetes cluster using a bot, pt. 1

aws

Kubernetes Kubernetes is a container management platform – an open source and inspired by Google’s internal container platform (Borg). We’re going to use it to do some ChatOps, building and deploying containers to a Kubernetes cluster using a bot on Slack. This is a write up of a talk I gave at a recent Infracoders […]

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Continuous Integration for HP Operations Orchestration

continuous integration

If you’re writing code you should be thinking about ways to test it. This should apply even if what you’re writing is not immediately familiar as code. HP Operations Orchestration (HP OO) is an orchestration tool with a visual IDE. It’s used to create workflows by dragging and dropping operations together and then connecting them. […]

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Using Let's Encrypt and Docker for Automatic SSL

Devops

If you have a dockerized webapp and you want to deploy an https version of it, with the least amount of buttons pushed, you’re in the right place! In addition to designing the acme protocol, creating the open source letsencrypt client and issuing free certificates to anyone! The good people at Let’s Encrypt also make […]

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DNS for Docker containers on AWS

aws

Recently, I’ve been trying out Let’s Encrypt which is a great new service offering SSL certificates and some automated tools to get them for free! I wanted to see how easy it would be to get going with Let’s Encrypt for a dockerized web application. However, to try that out I realised I’d need a […]

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