It’s been said that “Beauty is only skin-deep”. However, I think ugly comes from deeper inside us. And, for decades we have been quite ugly towards each other, based on the superficialities of our beliefs, our chosen affiliations, and even our skin-color. For goodness sakes, our skin-color? Something over which…

As we migrate applications running in AWS to containers and Kubernetes we also need to accommodate each application’s AWS permissions, as supplied by roles. If the applications assume AWS IAM roles that allow them to perform AWS operations, these roles should still work inside Kubernetes running inside AWS. …

All the prior week I was getting things ready on my 2011 FLHTP (Harley Davidson Electra Glide Police Model). I went over my bike, front to back, checking oil levels, tires, brakes, and fasteners and hardware; I did not want anything to interrupt my planned ride to “The Wall”. …

Are your applications container ready? (tl;dr)

Over the past several months, I have helped several teams move to containers, and I have gained some insight into what Container Application Readiness means. Container Application Readiness is made easier when applications are built with microservices architecture and Twelve-Factor App methodology, even if that means refactoring.

Container Native — Start with the end in mind

For applications, Container…

Addressing Common Concerns with Cloud Computing and DevOps

A move to the public cloud is done, in large part, to address the common concerns of “infrastructure provisioning” that are shared by all application teams. The cloud helps organizations greatly reduce the need for the “undifferentiated heavy lifting” — standing-up servers, networking, and security — needed just to deliver…

Jimmy Ray

Cloud and Containerization SME

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