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 …

Did Disney have to fail?

via GIPHY Well it was a big day for Disney a couple of weeks ago when they launched the much anticipated Disney+ streaming service. And of course as widely reported, they had a really bad outage. We’ve heard the old refrain before. We never saw traffic like this before. We were absolutely buried. Join 35,000 …

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 …

25 lessons from Adrian Mouat’s Using Docker book

I spent some time digging through Adrian Mouat’s great book on Docker. Although it’s almost two years old now, it is still chock full of useful information on container goodness. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I flipped through page after page, and chapter after chapter, and found the bits that …

Is there a serious skills shortage around devops space?

via GIPHY As devops adoption picks up pace, the signs are everywhere. Infrastructure as code once a backwater concept, and a hoped for ideal, has become an essential to many startups. Why might that be? Join 37,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. My theory is that devops enables the business in a …

How do I migrate my skills to the cloud?

via GIPHY Hi, I’m currently an IT professional and I’m training for AWS Solutions Architect – Associate exam. My question is how to gain some valuable hands-on experience without quitting my well-paying consulting gig I currently have which is not cloud based. I was thinking, perhaps I could do some cloud work part time after …

What’s the *real* way to deploy on Google Cloud?

via GIPHY I was talking to a customer recently and they asked about deployments. They wanted to do things the real way. Here’s a snippet… I’m helping out a company called Blue Marble and they are getting ready to deploy a new POS system. The app has been built using a Node.js back-end and Google …

Top questions to ask a devops expert when hiring or preparing for job & interview

Whether your a hiring manager, head of HR or recruiter, you are probably looking for a devops expert. These days good ones are not easy to find. The spectrum of tools & technologies is broad. To manage today’s cloud you need a generalist. Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. If you’re …