user

OVO Tech Blog

Our journey navigating the techosphere


TagProduction Engineering
Featured

IaC Production Engineering terraform devops sre meetup

Keeping Deployments Simple

Posted on .

SRE Meetup 5th December 2018 I gave a talk at the last Bristol SRE meetup earlier this month which this time was held at OVO's Bristol office. The theme I presented on was the importance of simplicity. In particular I wanted to look closely at deployment tooli…

Featured

Production Engineering devops security infosec devsecops

Mantle - Secure Convenience

Posted on .

Here at OVO we make use of managed services that allow us to run less software ourselves, and play pivotal roles in achieving CI/CD; services which are firmly placed on our Paved Road. Two of the most prevalent managed services we use are GitHub and CircleCI.…

Featured

Production Engineering CircleCI devops

Reusing CI config with CircleCI Orbs

Posted on .

Many teams at OVO are using CircleCI for their continuous integration and deployment. The new orbs feature (https://circleci.com/docs/2.0/orb-intro/) of CircleCI allows for packaging of configuration into reusable elements called ‘orbs’, which can be used from…

Featured

IaC Production Engineering terraform cloudformation devops

When was the last time you deleted your infrastructure?

Posted on .

This is a question that every team should be asking themselves. There is no correct answer, but you should understand why it is an important question and how the answer affects your team.…

Featured

IaC Production Engineering aws terraform devops

Complexity in Infrastructure as Code

Posted on .

As a high level concept Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a well established practice that is helping to improve the consistency and quality of infrastructure deployments. However IaC, just like all other code, can be overly complex, use poor conventions, and can build tech debt.…