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Keeping Deployments Simple

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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…

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When was the last time you deleted your infrastructure?

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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.…

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Complexity in Infrastructure as Code

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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.…

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Deploying AWS Elastic Beanstalk applications with Terraform

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To facilitate our migration from EC2/Chef environments to Docker/ElasticBeanstalk, we wanted to automate provisioning of an AWS Elastic Beanstalk (EB) environment and reuse it to build other environments. This article discussed how we achieved this infrastruct…