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“Come listen to me, I’m a fraud!”, an impostor syndrome talk

“Come listen to me, I’m a fraud!”, an impostor syndrome talk

Hey you! You’re exposed! We know you are a fraud! You’re don’t deserve any of the success you’ve achieved! Do you recognize the fear of being exposed as a fraud? I do. Even as I prepared and presented this talk about impostor syndrome, I feel that you’ll expose me of not being worthy of talking to you. With fifteen years in IT and a successful career as an infrastructure engineer, a speaker at industry conferences, …

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The case for Continuous Documentation

The case for Continuous Documentation

Continuous Integration, Deployment (or Delivery), and even Release are well-known concepts for developers and cloud engineers. Teams work hard to create pipelines that do most of the repetitive work for them, reducing the cognitive load and reducing toil. The pipelines are a second brain of sorts that remembers to do every little check, test, or task at exactly the right moment, automatically integrating, testing, deploying and observing our software for us. These continuous improvement patterns …

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Empowering development teams to make the most of Kubernetes’ potential

Kubernetes infrastructure is democratizing and commoditizing container platforms for software developers, serving as the core for modern, cloud-native applications. Its standard APIs and the standardized container image format it uses to ensure that Kubernetes is Kubernetes, regardless of the underlying infrastructure or cloud platform. Unfortunately, many see running Kubernetes infrastructure as a technical challenge that they need to overcome. And as we’ve talked about before (here), running Kubernetes yourself may sometimes make sense, but usually, …

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Otomi avoids Technical Debt for Kubernetes platforms

Otomi avoids Technical Debt for Kubernetes platforms

Getting started with Kubernetes is a daunting endeavor, but a necessary one. For most organizations, it’s about digital transformation in the marketplace, where digital products and services are becoming the norm. That means getting and maintaining an edge is highly dependent on your ability to deliver more features more quickly, and at an ever-increasing level of quality to stay ahead of your competition. In order to deliver great software quickly, Kubernetes is often touted as …

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Infrastructure inflexibility is wasting Kubernetes’ potential

At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 Virtual, the CNCF and its members talked about the adoption of cloud-native technologies. As Kubernetes is approaching version 1.19, the technology is starting to mature, and making its way into IT environments big and small, serving as the core for modern, cloud-native applications. Container platforms need more than just Kubernetes However, creating a container platform for running production applications needs more than just Kubernetes, including solutions for storage, networking, …

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Spectro Cloud saves Kubernetes from vendor lock-in and DIY complexity

Kubernetes is great for developers creating containerized workloads and microservices. But it’s open, pluggable architecture and design principles can be scary at first sight: it just doesn’t hide any of its complexity, and managing a cluster’s lifecycle is a complex task, requiring expert knowledge and experience. Managed services like Spectro Cloud fill this gap with flexible, managed services that remove complexity and prevent cloud lock-in. DIY Kubernetes That means that to be able to run …

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Test Driving Nutanix Xi Leap in Test Drive

Test Driving Nutanix Xi Leap in Test Drive

If you’re like me, I learn most when I get hands-on experience with something. That’s why in many of the technical writings I create, I ‘play around‘ with the product I’m writing about first. I just… use it. Explore it. Figure it out. Go through the admin and user interfaces. And for many software things, this is no problem. I can run software as a virtual machine, container or on top of an operating system. …

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SoftNAS helps solve legacy app and data inertia

SoftNAS helps solve legacy app and data inertia

SoftNAS is a classic NAS company with a twist. They use old-school technology, like ZFS and classic file-based protocols to solve data inertia problems while moving to the cloud. And sure, I get it. There’s a lot one could say about SoftNAS: they’re a legacy technology company trying to catch up. They are not cloud-native. It could even be argued that SoftNAS sees the cloud as yet another datacenter. They’re certainly not DevOps. The hipster developers …

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Zerto gets into the long-term game at #vRetreat

Zerto gets into the long-term game at #vRetreat

I had forgotten about Zerto for a while. I’ve always like their innovative edge in DR back in the day, but DR became so commodity that the whole field lost their edge a little. Today I was refreshed on the topic at #vRetreat, a independent community blogger event organized by Patrick Redknap. IT Ops is struggling As I’ve recently transitioned to the customer side of IT, I look at things a little differently. Specifically, I …

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@jpiscaer will speak at Spiceworks All Access Amsterdam

@jpiscaer will speak at Spiceworks All Access Amsterdam

I’ll be speaking at SpiceWorks’ All Access conference in Amsterdam on June 28th! About SpiceWorks and All Access SpiceWorks is a big online community for IT Pros and provides technical forums for advice, learning, product reviews and tools for inventory, monitor and troubleshooting. All Access is a single day unconference with community speakers, technical content and lots of networking over a pint. If you want to attend, you can register here. Check the entire agenda. About …

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