Is it time to diversify your AWS cloud?

via GIPHY Is it time to diversify your AWS cloud? If you missed the news, last week AWS had a major outage in it’s east coast datacenters. What does this news mean for your business? Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. If you’re like a lot of customers – and I …

How can we secretly deploy this key to production?

via GIPHY I worked with a client some time back that was in a very unfortunate position indeed. Through various management shuffling, the COO was the new sheriff in town. Which is fine and normal. Except in this case the entire operations was managed across the sea. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on …

Why is there a company whose only purpose is to help me with my AWS bill?

via GIPHY I know everyone is talking about the pandemic at the moment, I thought I would sidestep the topic, and continue to discuss what I know best. Which is public cloud! Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Of late, I see more and more discussions on CTO forums, and in …

What can we learn from NASA’s AWS fail?

via GIPHY I was just reading the Register, which is sort of the UK’s version of Slashdot, and they had a jaw dropping title. NASA moved 247 petabytes into AWS and then later learned about EGRESS costs OMG! Face palm. Wow. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. To say this is …

When should I use Ansible versus packer or Terraform?

via GIPHY I was having a conversation with a colleague recently. We wee discussing devops, and the topic of Ansible came up as I was advocating it as a great too to get things done. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s what he had to say… — quote — I’ve …

Why maintenance sometimes a forgotten art?

via GIPHY Just finished reading the excellent Why do people neglect maintenance?. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. With a wide ranging discussion, from cultural myths to cognitive biases, there are a lot of reasons why your organization may not be giving maintenance the attention it deserves. Here are some thoughts… …

Bye bye Kubernetes

via GIPHY James Sanders at TechReplublic interviews Corey Quinn, Is Kubernetes better for building a resume than a platform? Corey is the snarky, observant, and talented author behind Last Week in AWS. If you haven’t subscribed you’re definitely missing out! Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. The observation about Kubernetes is …

When can I count time as project time?

via GIPHY I was on the train looking at a Monday.com ad. I realized that the project management space is not dead and buried, but continuing to evolve everyday. While many of us spent years using tools like Jira, along comes an upstate to make project tracking simpler. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull …

I’m interviewed in a new book Devops Paradox

I had the good fortune to be interviewed earlier in the year by Viktor Farcic. I’m excited to see the book finally released. You can pickup your own copy of Devops Paradox here. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Our interview is pretty wide ranging, touching on aspects of database administration, …

Viktor Farcic Interview excerpts

via GIPHY I recently did an interview with Viktor Farcic all about operations, DBA & Devops. Here are some excerpts: What does Dev-Ops mean? Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Continuing where I left off, I’ve included a few more highlights below. Enjoy! 1. Can I use a tool to migrate …