Day: January 21, 2021

Using OPA with GitOps to speed cloud-native development

One risk in deploying fleets of powerful and flexible clusters on constantly changing infrastructure like Kubernetes is that mistakes happen. Even minute manual errors that slip past review can have substantial impacts on the health and security of your clusters. Such mistakes, in the form of misconfigurations, are reportedly the leading cause of cloud breaches, for example. And, with everything that can happen in the containerized world, these types of mistakes are virtually guaranteed to occur.

The question, then, is how developers and platform engineers can, under today’s accelerated development timeframes, minimize these errors — if not eliminate them entirely

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What is the AI in AIops?

You don’t have to look very hard to find technology platforms that advertise ML (machine learning), automation, and AI (artificial intelligence) capabilities. Once devops became mainstream, it bred process, technology, and IT culture movements with similar names, including cloudops, dataops, sysops, and AIops.

This may leave some of you skeptical about whether applying machine learning in IT operations can deliver business and IT value. Being skeptical is healthy, but you shouldn’t be surprised. I assure you that there are significant opportunities, and AIops is one of my devops capabilities to boost in 2021.

IT environments have become more complex

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The White House website reinstates Spanish version that Trump removed

Following President Joe Biden‘s inauguration, the White House‘s  official website has promptly re-instated a Spanish version of its website. ¡Por fin!

As noted by Julio Ricardo Varela of Latino Rebels the Spanish page is directly accessible from the White House website’s main menu, or at whitehouse.gov/es. There are new La Casa Blanca Twitter and Facebook accounts too.

You might recall that upon the Trump administration taking over the website, the Spanish version was promptly removed. At the time, then Press Secretary

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