Propagating configuration from Terraform to Kubernetes Apps

Alternative Text by Ádám Sándor

I recently encountered an interesting problem while terraforming Kubernetes clusters on Google Cloud. Our Terraform configurations have some important information which is needed by applications running on the cluster. These are either values for which our Terraform resources are the primary source, or values which are outputs from them. Here are some examples of the types of values we want to [...]

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Cloud Based FPGA’s: We’re Not Quite There Yet

Alternative Text by Cyle Riggs

FPGA’s, Field Programmable Gate Arrays, are reprogrammable digital logic circuits able to shape shift into just about any digital circuit you can imagine: neural networks, image processors, CPU’s… the possibilities are endless. The idea is that adding an FPGA to an architecture allows one to expand on the generalized functionality offered in the modern CPU, adding custom hardware features [...]

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ASOS New (DevOps) Look

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

As part of the investigation for our new book "The Cloud Native Attitude" I interviewed a lot of expert practitioners to find out what they had tried, struggled with and achieved with Cloud Native. Below we're publishing the second of these interviews - a case study of the fashion ecommerce retailer ASOS. ASOS interests me because during the 00's I was Head of IT for an online fashion store [...]

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It’s The Productivity, Stupid

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

Since March I have been interviewing enterprises, vendors and pundits about Cloud Native for my ebook, “The Cloud Native Attitude”, which came out last week and is currently available as a free download. In August, The New Stack very kindly ran an excerpt from my book, which was about distributed systems, aka microservices. In it I describe how, at scale, microservices are very hard to [...]

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NEW! The Cloud Native Attitude Mini-Book

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

Introduction to This Blog In April this year, our CEO Jamie Dobson, CTO Pini Reznik and I were sitting around drinking Yorkshire tea and talking about how unclear the phrase “Cloud Native” was. What did it even mean? Did it just mean in the cloud? Was it a synonym for distributed systems? I suggested a blog series and in an arms race of content-driven ambition we settled on writing a whole [...]

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