Failure Modes and Continuous Resilience

Failure Modes and Continuous Resilience

A resilient system continues to operate successfully in the presence of failures. There are many possible failure modes, and each exercises a different aspect of resilience. The system needs to maintain a safety margin that is capable of absorbing failure via defense in depth, and failure modes need to be prioritized to take care of …

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Google’s Zero Trust Network approach

Google’s Zero Trust Network approach

It’s all about security, but also about access. Google has adopted a new model for their security. No longer do they choose for perimeter security, they implement security throughout their network. Do not trust your network. It is probably already owned! You can read more about it here: https://thenewstack.io/how-to-start-applying-googles-zero-trust-model/

Serverless, containers or just VMs?

Serverless, containers or just VMs?

Finally we see real adoption in the enterprise of containers and containerorchestrators. Kubernetes is gaining popularity, but FaaS is also taking a leap. What’s the current stand and what to expect? More about that can be read here: https://thenewstack.io/add-it-up-serverless-vs-kubernetes-vs-containers/

SRE vs. DevOps: competing standards or close friends?

SRE vs. DevOps: competing standards or close friends?

A very nice article on the relation between DevOPS and SRE. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and DevOps are two trending disciplines with quite a bit of overlap. In the past, some have called SRE a competing set of practices to DevOps. But we think they’re not so different after all. Through Google Cloud Platform Blog

SWARMing: Scaling Without A Religious Methodology

SWARMing: Scaling Without A Religious Methodology

The most successful transformations I have experienced—the ones where you walk into the office and there is a tangible difference in the energy and interactions between people, where the commercial and management stakeholders are as excited and invested as the technology stakeholders, where everyone agrees on the metrics that matter and those metrics are trending …

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Beat Generosity Burnout

Beat Generosity Burnout

Selflessness at work leads to exhaustion — and often hurts the very people you want to help. Here’s how to share your time and expertise more effectively. Beat Generosity Burnout at Harvard Business Review.