Simplify Kubernetes deployments with Helm
(Part 1)

20Jul,17 Post Image

In this multi-post blog series, I’ll share best practices for simplifying Kubernetes deployments using Helm. In this first post in the series, we’ll give you a basic introduction to Helm. Mainly, we’ll discuss why you need a tool like Helm. Separately, we’re also releasing a series of blog posts on best practices for provisioning and […]

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How to use Chef to automate your KMS encryption process

17May,17 Post Image

Since its inception in 2009, Chef has quickly become the go-to configuration management tool for developers and companies. While the tool is highly successful at streamlining the tasks of configuring and maintaining a company’s servers, handling sensitive data within Chef continues to be a bit of a challenge. For companies that are dealing with extremely […]

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DevOps toolbox: 10 tools you must install on your machine

26Apr,17 Post Image

“What’s Mailvelope?”, asked one of our DevOps engineers we recently hired. I showed him how this Chrome extension makes it super easy to encrypt and decrypt secrets using PGP keys. Does he love the extension? You bet he does! Engineers normally know they need to install Chef, Ansible, or Sublime, but there are some additional […]

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How to reduce alert fatigue and simplify post mortem

05Apr,17 Post Image

Optimizing the on-call process is as important as fixing repetitive incidents. The on-call process must eliminate the need to interact with multiple systems and enable engineers to provide effortless feedback on incidents. In this blog post, we’ll talk about two improvements we made to our on-call process to reduce alert fatigue and simplify post mortem. […]

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Considering TeamCity for Continuous delivery? Here is what you need to know

04Apr,17 Post Image

The practice of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) allows projects to integrate, test and release software in short cycles. Along with version control and automated tests, CI/CD forms the backbone of modern software development projects. Among existing CI/CD tools, Jenkins has emerged as the de-facto leader. Jenkins, which began as a collaborative and […]

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