Blogs

team
Sep
18
2018

Nifty New features in PostgreSQL v10

We’ve collected a bunch of videos which explain all the new major features in one of our long-time favorite SQL databases – PostgreSQL.

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team
Sep
8
2018

Dockerizing a legacy virtual machine, such as Clarity LIMS

Recently we worked with an amazing biotech client on an initiative to shutdown internal self-hosted systems and move all services to “the cloud”.

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team
Sep
8
2018

Conference talk @ LinuxFest – Proxmox Hypervisor, LXC, and KVM

Back in April, Richard presented at LinuxFest NorthWest in Bellingham (Washington state) on using the Proxmox Hypervisor as a rich, easy to use, open source management platform for both LXC containers and KVM virtual machines.

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team
Aug
2
2018

Why we love Jenkins for CI/CD

Jenkins is a core part of our Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline for our clients. Here are the top 3 reasons we love Jenkins:

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team
Aug
2
2018

Why we love Kubernetes

Container based micro-service deployment has been a logical evolution of better managing large software systems and getting the most out of your server resources.

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team
Aug
2
2018

Why we love Salt Stack

With many diverse server systems to deploy, configure, and maintain for our clients, it is important to have a Managed Configuration and Orchestration platform.

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team
Aug
2
2018

Why we love Elasticsearch

Knowing what went wrong in the event of a failure is incredibly important. Elasticsearch provides storage for log level events across systems, creating a reliable and redundant way to store, search, and query critical system events.

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team
Jun
28
2018

DevOps tutorials

If you are just getting into DevOps, here is some reading and light homework to get you started: Read the Phoenix Project book by Gene Kim etc.

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team
Feb
20
2018

Why we love Gitlab

As a team we have many years of experience using a plethora of different solutions for storing code. Everything from paid solutions like Jira and Bitbucket, all the way to hand-written custom solutions to store assembler code.

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team
Apr
1
2017

Training for Baby Crafty Penguins

Here is the training that we like our fledgling baby Crafty Penguins go through. This gives solid exposure to Linux, Networking, and Development concepts required to fill a DevOps or SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) role.

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team
Mar
22
2017

Props to DevOps Panel Meetup

Wim had the pleasure of moderating the “Props to DevOps!” panel meetup on March 21st, 2017, presented by BC Tech Jobs in partnership with the BC Tech Association.

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team
Nov
12
2016

Solving Off-The-Wall Stumpers

Here is an example of a High Level Help Desk interaction with a client. This client is US based company with internal software development and operations team.

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