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Elk stack in under ten minutes

Creating an elk stack (now called an elastic stack) can seem a bit of a challenge if you wade through the documentation. In this article I will walk you through installing Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana on an Ubuntu 16.10 server in under ten minutes!

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Installing Openstack Newton on Ubuntu 16.10 Server - Part One

In this series of articles we will walk through installing Openstack Newton release on Ubuntu 16.10. This first installment will walk you through installing Keystone on your Ubuntu server. In the coming articles we will walk through making an entire Openstack Newton system.

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Building a virtual private cloud infrastructure

In this post we will discuss what a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is and we will go over the different ways you can implement one.

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Five Jenkins Alternatives

I have to admit I love Jenkins and it’s a pretty awesome tool, but sometimes you need a change. Whether its because you want to try something new or have a new workflow then you might need an alternate to Jenkins. In this post, I cover 5 of the most popular alternatives to Jenkins.

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Finding Devops Tools with StackShare

Its always good practice to stay on the up-and-up on all the new devops tools that are available to you. Stackshare puts all this in an easy to use website that can help make the decision of which or what tool to use easier.

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Continuous Delivery and Puppet

This post will outline continuous delivery and throw it into the context of puppet. This is going to give a very brief overview of continuous delivery as there are volumes of books on the subject ( Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation, The IT Manager’s Guide to Continuous Delivery: Delivering Software in Days, Continuous Delivery and DevOps - A Quickstart Guide - Second Edition to name just a few).

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Getting Started with DC/OS and Vagrant

If you have been wanting to get your hands dirty with DC/OS then read on. I installed a local DC/OS cluster using vagrant. I then went through Mesospehere’s DC/OS 101 guide. This post covers the process.

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Deep Learning Possibilites

You might be wondering what a post about deep learning is doing on a blog dedicated to devops and cloud. And indeed this may seem like a tangent at first, but I have a good explanation. I spent some time this evening pondering the future. I know that microservices and devops are all the rage right now, but that is what is happening right now. I wanted to take a mental exersize in thinking about what our kids might be doing along the lines of deploying software solutions and how different their IT world will be. And to see if we could possible bring any of that to fruition today.

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Kubernetes cluster install with Kops

Kubernetes is coming closer to production ready for clusters with kops. If you use AWS then kops is what the doctor ordered for automating your Kubernetes cluster opertions.

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Book Review: Devops Handbook

In this post I review The DevOps Handbook. I heard a lot about this book and decided to download it and give it a read. I know a lot of reviews say they could not put x or y book down, but I am here to tell you I could not put this book down.

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