9 posts

Architecture ⬩ Cloud ⬩ Hashicorp

My top tips for effective, maintainable and safe Terraform 0.12 projects

Starting with Terraform is easy, using it safely and effectively is hard. From working in the trenches, these are my tips to make life easier and avoid disaster. OK a little dramatic, but you get the point. 😂

8 min read
Architecture ⬩ Cloud

SecOps: Integrating security from the start

Roll up, new *Ops term of the year - SecOps. Cynicism aside this is something that is both a passion of mine and a concept I believe will become increasingly more important....

8 min read
Architecture ⬩ Cloud

5 reasons why you should choose Google Cloud Platform

Let's address the elephant in the room - Google Cloud Platform is well and truly the underdog, with a comparative tiny share in comparison on AWS and Azure. However, dig a little deeper and there is some compelling reasons why GCP might be a wise decision.

3 min read
Architecture ⬩ Cloud

Day 2 after going live. Monitoring? Backups? Maintainability? Crazy talk!?!

Monitoring? Backups? Maintainability? Crazy talk!?! Only thinking of these things after you have gone live? You've probably already shot yourself in the proverbial foot.

5 min read
Architecture ⬩ Cloud ⬩ Hashicorp ⬩ Docker

Awesome HTTP Load Balancing on Docker with Traefik

Traefik is the up-and-coming 'Edge Router / Proxy' for all things cloud. Full disclosure, I like it. Learn how to deploy Traefik on Docker Swarm.

13 min read
Architecture ⬩ Cloud ⬩ Hashicorp

Deploying HA WordPress on AWS using Terraform and Salt

Love it or hate it WordPress is still around to stay. This article will get you up and running with a High Availability (HA) deployment of WordPress.

10 min read
Architecture ⬩ Cloud

Reccomended Read - The Pheonix Project

The Phoenix Project. A novel about DevOps and business change.

1 min read