Tales from the Support Desk: Automating Our Own Jobs Away? By Lily She-Yin
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, […]
The Logic behind Automation
Today we’re speaking to Vlad Moraru about the thought process behind any Automation Project he begins. When it comes to automation, the goal is generally to simplify processes with the added benefit of cutting time, cost, and margin for human error. But preparing and implementing automation systems still requires a lot of thought process, so […]
A guide to embracing the Automation Revolution
Despite the market hype and doom-mongering hyperbole, automation is not going to bring about the apocalypse anytime soon. But it is going to change the way we work dramatically. As automation specialists, we see it as our duty to make sure the automation revolution brings about a new normal that will improve industry not destroy it. […]
Blue-Green Deployment with Route53 and CloudFormation by Yufang Zhang
Automation • AWS • Cloud • continuous delivery • Devops
Having an automated deployment process, or Continuous Delivery can hugely speed up the time to get a “done” software released. Blue-Green Deployment, as one of the techniques being used in it, can reduce downtime by having two identical production environments. Only one of the two environments have live traffic going in at any time. For […]
The Six Perfect Patterns to succeed at DevOps
So what are the six patterns you need to succeed at DevOps?
Observations from a Year of ‘Enterprise’…
Is it possible to change behaviour from 'beat your colleague' to 'beat your competition'?
I have spent many years at work in startups and have become accustomed to teams of people spending their energy working together to create things and solve problems. But I have spent most of the last year supporting enterprises adapt to the changing needs of the IT market, most specifically helping with DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Perhaps I am a little slow in reaching this conclusion but it dawned on me recently the most significant difference between the two environments.
The Six Ingredients in the “Secret Sauce” of Automation Logic.
Since we founded Automation Logic back in 2010 the growth in our business and our success to date has been founded in repeat business and referrals within some of the largest organisations in the public and private sector in Europe.
Sure, from time to time we’re exhibited at a show, spoken at a conference, maybe even placed an advert or two, but all of these things have made little impact compared with the enduring relationships that we have established in our customer and partner base.
The Six Best Automation Questions from HPE Discover
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...
DevOps: Coming to an enterprise near you.
DevOps is now coming to an enterprise near you and will have a huge impact in 2015 and beyond, so get ready.
Seven Key Criteria on Which to Evaluate a PaaS Provider, and Two Red Herrings to Avoid…
In the first of two posts on the topic, Kris Saxton highlights the key criteria he sees in evaluating the plethora of new PaaS solutions that are coming to market, as well as offering a couple of “red herrings” to be careful to avoid…
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