Cloud Service Reliability (Part 2): Houston, we have an… outage!

Of all the phrases from movies that have become a part of pop culture – from ‘Luke, I am your Father’, to ‘Play it again, Sam’, none have made it more to daily usability than ‘Houston, we have a problem!’ from the movie Apollo 13. Reminding my son ‘Saransh, I am their father’ does not…

Cloud Service Reliability (Part I): Apollo 13 to Google SRE

Apollo 13, in my humble opinion, is the best movie ever made on engineering and especially reliability engineering in action. It is certainly one of my personal favorite movies of all times. But how I view the movie differs by a full 180-degrees how the rest of my family views it. To them it is…

The ‘AWS Well Architected Framework’

Amazon Web Services (AWS) in November published an updated version of their AWS Well Architected Framework paper. This paper has existed for a while; however, this version was my first read of it, and I summarize the paper here. Personally, I believe it is an extremely comprehensive paper capturing the Architectural Thinking that Amazon believes…

‘Meet the author’ interview – The DevOps Adoption Playbook

I was interviewed earlier this week by IBM DeveloperWorks on the launch of my new book The DevOps Adoption Playbook. The book is available NOW at all major booksellers. Amazon softcover version. Kindle version available here. Apple iBooks here. Get a 35% discount when ordering directly at Wiley.com with code VBN25. Check out the interview…

The evolution of the definition of DevOps

As we step into a new year, there have been several articles posted with predictions on the state of DevOps in 2017–my favorite being the post What does DevOps look like in 2017 by Helen Beal. So, as the future is being discussed in creative ways by many, I decided to take a look backwards into some interesting…

Adopting Hybrid Cloud: Part 1 – Cloud Consumption Models

The world is moving to the Cloud. This is no longer an aspirational statement. It is no longer a ‘future prediction’ statement. It is in motion. The business case for transforming one’s IT organization to a Cloud based organization has been made. The primary reason this has become a reality at this point in time is…