Fresh/Brewed

When Systems Fail

This is not a sharp picture - not even that good. I was flying early in the morning friday July 19th when I realized something was really wrong. The ticket counter was in a flurry of checking lists and creating paper tickets. I would learn within 30m that Spirit Airlines was SOL in the airport and the TSA was checking my paper ticket against printed manifests. I couldn't be prouder of my own teams at work for having dug in and weathered the Crowdstrike storm - it's a testament of having skilled, available and committed SREs. By the time I landed and was back at my desk to help, the main production systems were healthy. I can't really speak to the rest - but my day wrapped later than usual friday but it was an amazing team effort and really, I couldn't be prouder of the people I work with at WellSky
Getting Started with Loft

Getting Started with Loft

Published May 18, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

A colleague of mine recently told me about Loft.sh as a system he uses to support self-service clusters for developers.

Azure Arc for Kubernetes with Linode LKE

Azure Arc for Kubernetes with Linode LKE

Published May 11, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

We haven’t explored Arc recently. Azure Arc for Kubernetes lets us add any Kubernetes cluster into Azure to manage as if it was an AKS cluster. We can use policies, Open Service Mesh and GitOps a...

Observability with Epsagon: Part 2

Observability with Epsagon: Part 2

Published May 3, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

Two years ago, I reviewed an up-and-coming observability suite, Epsagon. At the time, as a two year old company they were a hungry up-and-coming startup. While I found their product compelling, t...

Integrating Sonar with Docker

Integrating Sonar with Docker

Published Apr 27, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

We already looked at creating dockerized tests a few weeks ago.

GitOps with Flux

GitOps with Flux

Published Apr 19, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

We’ve explored Anthos and ArgoCD for GitOps but have yet to dig into FluxCD. FluxCD is a CNCF incubating project that provides GitOps for application deployment (CD) and progressive delivery (PD)....

Dockerizing Tests: Part 2

Dockerizing Tests: Part 2

Published Apr 5, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

In our last post, we covered how to containerize our tests as part of a docker build. Today we will continue that idea to see how we can move the building of images off our local systems into the ...

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