Steve Strutt

November 21, 2018

End-to-End Application Provisioning with Ansible and Terraform

In this blog post, I look at using Ansible and Terraform to perform end-to-end environment and app provisioning on IBM Cloud. It shows how with the adoption of IaC, the building of environments can be reduced from hours (if not days) down to minutes.

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November 13, 2018

Infrastructure as Code: Chef, Ansible, Puppet, or Terraform?

Which is the most appropriate Infrastructure as Code tool: Terraform, Chef, Ansible, or Puppet? Alternatively, is the best option to use Terraform for orchestration and one of the others for configuration management?

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November 9, 2018

Infrastructure as Code Accelerates Application Deployment

Who doesn't value rapidly deploying applications and environments, repeatable and consistent environment builds, and dev and test environments that mirror production? Treating Infrastructure as Code brings practices that have transformed application development in the last 10 years to infrastructure and services.

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September 14, 2017

99.95% availability. Balancing release velocity and reliability

Availability and reliability are rarely at the front of developers minds when delivering new applications on Bluemix. The ease and speed of creating and deploying new features is very seductive.

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August 15, 2017

Site Reliability Engineering, the cloud approach to operations

Successful delivery of cloud applications requires more than a focus on agile development. Operations is also essential to maintaining user satisfaction, access and to scale with growth. Cloud operations is different to traditional approaches to operations.

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