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 …

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 …

Are you as good as the public cloud?

via GIPHY According to Lyft’s recent public filing, they plan to spend 300 million buckaroos in the next 2.5 years on AWS. Did I hear that right? Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Perhaps that is their estimate, or the maximum amount they want to budget for. Regardless that’s a lot …

How can we keep cloud architectures simple?

via GIPHY I was reading hacker news, as I often do. And I found David Futcher’s post You Don’t Need all That Complex/Expensive/Distracting Infrastructure.. Of course it caught my attention. You may be surprised by the reasons Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. One quote that should raise your eyebrows… I’ve …

Does migrating to the cloud require a mindset change of your team?

via GIPHY We’ve all heard the success stories at firms that have grappled with automation. The dividends are legendary. Take Amazon themselves for example. By decoupling their teams, allowing each to grow independently and at their own pace, they’ve been able to scale massively. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. One …

Before you do infrastructure as code, consider your workflow carefully

via GIPHY What happens with infrastructure as code when you want to make a change on prod? I’ve been working on automation for a few years now. When you build your cloud infrastructure with code, you really take everything to a whole new level. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. You …

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 …