Amazon Web Services with Ansible

More and more I am having to not only think about how I would ensure that the infrastructure a service I am deploying on is highly available but also how I can manage its entire life-cycle in code. I have tried several tools for this such as Terraform, Puppet and Ansible, however over the last six months or so I have settled on Ansible. After I first looked at it back in December 2014 it has come on quite a lot, especially after the version 2 release at the start of this year....

September 11, 2016 · 8 min · Russ Mckendrick

Docker Swarm

As mentioned a few weeks ago I have been part of the Docker for macOS (as its now known) beta for a while. I didn’t pay much attention to the update last night until I just caught up on the tweets from Docker Con and noticed that they have built in orchestration straight into the core Docker Engine. They said it was there now and it will take no time to run so I decided to give it ago;...

June 30, 2016 · 2 min · Russ Mckendrick

Extending Docker now available to Pre-Order

As mentioned in a post back in February I have been working on my second book for Packt Publishing which is now available for pre-order. You can pre-order your copy from the Packt website or Amazon.

May 7, 2016 · 1 min · Russ Mckendrick