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How to Get a Better Job

Getting a better job in Information Technology doesn’t have to be hard. My course Launch Your IT Career will make it easy.

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Terraform Elasticsearch AWS Module

Just released my first terraform module to the Terraform Registry. This module deploys and ELK (Elasticsearch/Logstash/Kibana) server to AWS using Terraform.

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Dropped Openstack

Openstack and I go way back. I first started using it almost ten years ago at one of my past jobs. I loved the idea of an open source private cloud and couldn’t wait to stand up my own. There is a learning curve with Openstack and I had a heck of a time getting used to configuring it. I have found that I still spend a great deal of time getting Openstack installed and working correctly. It is usually a weekend chore. This post will go into detail why I finally made the decision to break up with Openstack and move on to something new.

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Consul Quickstark Book Released

This book is a short, “to the point”, hands-on introduction to using Consul. You will learn how to do service discovery, cluster management, and key/value storage using Consul. If you are looking to get started with Consul as quickly as possible then this book is for you.

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billcloudme is now admin tome

BillCloud Blog has been redesigned and renamed Admin Tome!

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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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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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Jenkins gets a facelift

If you are tired of the same old user interface for Jenkins then read on. Jenkins gets a new facelift dubbed BlueOcean.

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Skip Kubernetes 1.5.0

If you are thinking about installing Kubernetes 1.5.0 hold your horses. It has some security concerns that should make you want to install 1.5.1.

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