How do we migrate our business to the public cloud?

via GIPHY The public cloud is no longer a bleeding edge technology for the trailblazers. It’s mainstream now. As you think about it, you consider your customers and the SLAs they’ve come to expect. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. It’s not if, but when to move to the cloud, how …

How to setup an Amazon EKS demo with Terraform

via GIPHY Since EKS is pretty new, there aren’t a lot of howtos on it yet. I wanted to follow along with Amazon’s Getting started with EKS & Kubernetes Guide. However I didn’t want to use cloudformation. We all know Terraform is far superior! Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. With …

I tried to build infrastructure as code Terraform and Amazon. It didn’t go as I expected.

via GIPHY As I was building infrastructure code, I stumbled quite a few times. You hit a wall and you have to work through those confusing and frustrating moments. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here are a few of the lessons I learned in the process of building code for …

How to setup an Amazon ECS cluster with Terraform

via GIPHY ECS is Amazon’s Elastic Container Service. That’s greek for how you get docker containers running in the cloud. It’s sort of like Kubernetes without all the bells and whistles. It takes a bit of getting used to, but This terraform how to, should get you moving. You need an EC2 host to run …

Very easy cloudformation template comparison with simple terraform for beginners

via GIPHY If you search a bit on google, you’ll find lots of sample templates for both of these systems. However I found they had a lot of complexity. When you’re just starting, you want a very simple example. So I thought I’d put one together. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter …

How is automation impacting the dba role?

via GIPHY I was at a dinner party recently, and talking with some colleagues. I had worked with them years back on Oracle systems. One colleague Maria said she really enjoyed my newsletter. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. She went on to say how much has changed in the last …

Is maintenance as sexy as innovation?

via GIPHY A recent NYT piece on our aging american infrastructure got me thinking. It seems that roads, bridges, airports & city sewer systems are all in need of repair. Sadly as budgets to maintain these systems in good repair are often short, they become larger problems to fix as their status becomes critical. Join …

What does the fight between palantir & nypd mean for your data?

via GIPHY In a recent buzzfeed piece, NYPD goes to the mat with Palantir over their data. It seems the NYPD has recently gotten cold feet. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. As they explored options, they found an alternative that might save them a boatload of money. They considered switching …

Do we have to manage ops in the cloud?

via GIPHY One of the things that is exciting about the cloud is the reduced need for operations staff. There seem to be two drivers of this trend. One is devops, and all the automation that comes with it. As we formalize configurations, things become repeatable, and fewer people can manage greater armies of servers. …

Is Amazon about to disrupt your data warehouse?

via GIPHY Amazon is about to launch a product called glue. As you can see below, this is the last piece in the data warehousing puzzle. With that in place, Amazon will own you! Or at least have push button products to meet all of enterprises varying needs. Even if you’re a small startup, you …