Multi-Cloud Snake Oil

tl;dr Most multi-cloud management solutions are pure snake oil. Buyer beware. And you most likely don’t even need Multi-cloud. Let’s take the scenario of an online Flower vendor. They sell bouquets and arrangements of Flowers via e-commerce and deliver them across the country. They have two big events year which account for around 92% of…

You don’t need SRE. What you need is SRE.

Ever since Google published the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) book in 2016, the SRE movement has changed how organizations look at reliability, and incident response and management. Not unlike DevOps, working on adopting SRE is resulting in an organizational cultural shift. A shift which is changing how organizations are organized, on how information flows within an organization that would allow for…

The Quest for the Holy Grail of ‘Git for Data’

This post originally appeared on the Accelerated Strategies Blog. As developers we version and branch our work – code, configurations, scripts, Infrastructure (as Code), etc. Anything we change as we work, we version. As we work on multiple tasks in parallel, we version on different branches. Over the years there have been dozens of solutions…

Understanding Observability

Last week my understanding of Observability went up astronomically. In fact, it was taken to an all new dimension, all by one tweet by Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy): Observability, short and sweet: – can you understand whatever internal state the system has gotten itself into? …just by inspecting and interrogating its output? …even if (especially if)…