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 …

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 …

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 …

3 Ways to Boost Cloud Scalability

Deploying in the Amazon cloud is touted as a great way to achieve high scalability while paying only for the computing power you use. How do you get the best scalability from the technology?

Review – Test Driven Infrastructure with Chef – Stephen Nelson-Smith

In search of a good book on Chef itself, I picked up this new title on O’Reilly.  It’s one of their new format books, small in size, only 75 pages. There was some very good material in this book.  Mr. Nelson-Smith’s writing style is good, readable, and informative.  The discussion of risks of infrastructure as …