Damian Velazquez Cafaro

7 Reasons to Migrate from DigitalOcean to AWS

7 Reasons to Migrate from DigitalOcean to AWS

The cloud is the future. It’s irrefutable. 90% of companies now use the cloud to host their scalable applications. Globally, 74% of IT decision-makers predict that they will shift 95% of all workloads to the cloud within five years. Accordingly, there are hundreds of cloud providers competing with its top-notch services to be leading service …

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A Spotlight on Podman

Containerization is more than just the way forward. It is now the norm rather than the exception; all new apps are designed to leverage cloud-native features, with microservices running in containers. Containerization has enabled applications to run with immense efficiency and scalability, but the use of containers is not without its challenges. Until very recently, …

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Remote Teams and Good Time Management

This year’s global pandemic has forced the fast adjustment for many organizations from in-office normality to a remote working setup at whiplash speed. The rapid adoption of remote working is not easy though—even without the pressure of COVID.  Challenges are abundant for both those with remote working experience and those without. Managers and team leaders …

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Improve Your Cost Management with AWS Saving Plans

The adaptability and flexibility of today’s cloud services present a lot of opportunities to cut infrastructure costs. Amazon Web Services and its plethora of services let you set up any kind of cloud environment for any type of application, without forcing you to make long-term commitments. At the very least, you don’t have to make …

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10 Steps to Optimizing DevOps and Security

Failure to implement sufficient information security measures in today’s world could lead to severe consequences. Information security needs to be an inseparable part of the continuous delivery pipeline, which is why the concept of DevSecOps has become more and more popular. DevOps may offer a way to remain agile and operate at immense efficiency, but …

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A Kubernetes Service Mesh Tool Comparison for 2020

A Kubernetes Service Mesh Tool Comparison for 2020

Service mesh is not a new concept, but its implementation for connecting microservices running on top of Kubernetes as a containerization platform makes the idea of having a service mesh more popular. Without a service mesh, each microservice needs to be configured to accept (and send) connections to other microservices it needs to communicate with. …

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From Docker Compose to #Kubernetes

From Docker Compose to Kubernetes

There are multiple ways to deploy a cloud-native app in an efficient environment. Whether you have a single service or hundreds of microservices, you can configure your cloud cluster for maximum performance. The two most popular ways are by utilizing Kubernetes and Docker Compose, with the former being more popular in today’s market. Docker Compose …

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Alerting - Handling #OnCallManagement and Notifications

Alerting: Handling On-Call Management and Notifications

Setting up an alert mechanism is becoming increasingly important due to the fast-paced nature of modern service development and delivery. Users are more sensitive to disruptions in their experience and organizations rely more on business solutions running in the cloud. For an event or an error to go unnoticed—and not handled properly—is unacceptable in the …

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The Importance of Planning for #DisasterRecovery

The Importance of Planning for Disaster Recovery

The risk of cyberattacks, hardware failure, and other disasters is real, and these risks can catastrophically disable a system or application; they can even render an entire cloud environment inaccessible in some cases. When disasters are not managed as risks, disruptions to business processes are to be expected. A disaster recovery plan is basically a …

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How to use AWS Federated Identities with #AmazonEKS

How to use AWS Federated Identities with Amazon EKS

Identity and Access Management is a crucial component of Amazon Web Services. It handles the management of user identities and credentials throughout Amazon’s cloud ecosystem. IAM isn’t just useful for managing access to EC2 instances. It can actually be integrated to control access to other Amazon services, including specific tools like Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service …

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Preparing for the #CertifiedKubernetesAdministratorProgram

Preparing for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Program

Until very recently, there was no official form of accreditation for working with Kubernetes. The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program was designed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), working in partnership with The Linux Foundation, to help advance usage the Kubernetes ecosystem. Google aligned itself with The Linux Foundation to form the Cloud Native …

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What’s New in #Terraformv0.12

What’s New in Terraform V0.12

Over recent years, infrastructure as code has made creating and managing a complex cloud environment —plus making necessary ongoing changes to that environment—significantly more streamlined. Rather than having to handle infrastructure management separately, developers can push infrastructure changes and updates alongside updates to application code. Terraform from HashiCorp has been a leading tool in the …

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