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AWS
Cloud
August 1, 2019

CI/CD with Kubernetes

Kubernetes is compatible with the majority of Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) tools which allows developers to run tests, deploy builds in Kubernetes and update applications with no downtime. One of the most popular CI/CD tools now is Jenkins. This article will focus on configuring a CI/CD pipeline with Jenkins and Helm on Kubernetes. Jenkins CI/CD Tool for […]

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Cloud
July 30, 2019

Deploy and Manage Applications on a Kubernetes Cluster

What is Kubernetes? Kubernetes is a container management technology developed by Google Labs to manage containerized applications in different kinds of environments across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure. It is an open source system which helps to create and manage containerization of the application. Prerequisites We assume anyone who wants to understand Kubernetes should have an […]

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Business
July 20, 2019

RISE conference 2019 in Hong Kong. Our view

It has been great 4 days at RISE, Asia’s biggest tech conference! Here are our thoughts on it from North America angle of view. Full conference 16k+ attendees fits on one floor of Hong Kong Conventional center. It shows the scale of the city. IMO, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As […]

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AWS
Infrastructure as a Code (IaC)
July 18, 2019

Integrate AWS Lambda, SQS and SNS – a AWS Serverless sample

TOC Overview Problem Statement What is Lambda ? What is SQS ? What is SNS ? Setup Details Prerequisite Launch the Serverless stack Screen Caps Lambda Function SNS Topic -> Click Publish Message SNS-Topic -> Sample Input SQS-Topic -> View output Clean the setup Overview This blog will show how to Process a request from […]

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Infrastructure as a Code (IaC)
June 16, 2019

Setup Kubernetes Service Mesh Ingress to host microservices using ISTIO – PART 3

This is Part 3 of the Blog series we have started (Part-1 and Part-2). Previous blogs where more about Setting up Cluster and Creating Docker images. We will see in this Blog how a typical microservices is deployed in K8 service mesh using ISTIO Who should read this Blog Short introduction EKS EKSCTL HELM ISTIO Problem we are […]

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AWS
Cloud
Datastax
NoSQL
May 28, 2019

How to create a simple Cassandra Cluster on AWS

What is Cassandra? Apache Cassandra is a free and open-source distributed wide column store NoSQL database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. Wikipedia Apache Cassandra is a high performance, extremely scalable, fault tolerant (i.e. no single point of failure), distributed post-relational database solution. Cassandra […]

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Infrastructure as a Code (IaC)
April 29, 2019

Setup Kubernetes Cluster with Terraform and Kops – Build Enterprise Ready Containers using Packer – PART 2

Who should read this Blog Short Introduction Packer Ansible Problem we are trying to solve Why not use Dockerfile rather than Packer Environment Used for this Exercise Actual Implementation STEP 1: Install Packer and Ansible STEP 2: Build a sample image using Ansible and Packer STEP 3: Verify the Exercise Who should read this Blog […]

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Infrastructure as a Code (IaC)
April 9, 2019

Setup Kubernetes Cluster with Terraform and Kops – PART 1

Who should read this Blog: Short introduction What is Terraform What is Kubernetes What is KOPS What is Kubectl Problem we are trying to solve Stack used Actual implementation Install Terraform, Kops and Kubectl Setup S3, VPC and Security Group using Terraform Setup K8 Cluster using KOPS Validate the K8 Setup Install a Smaple Application […]

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April 7, 2019

Automated CI-CD with Docker and Jenkins

This repository is a tutorial it tries to exemplify how to automatically manage the process of building, testing the highest coverage and deployment phases. GITHUB URL- Click on GitHub URL to Download the Java Project. https://github.com/AVM-Consulting/CI-CD-with-Dockers-and-Jenkins Our goal is to ensure our pipeline works well after each code being pushed. The processes we want to auto-manage: Just […]

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Business Intelligence
March 11, 2019

Tableau Ask Data

Simplifying analytics with natural language With Ask Data, anyone can easily ask questions of their data regardless of expertise. It is available at no extra charge as part Tableau’s newest release, Tableau 2019.1. Ask Data interprets the intent behind ambiguous and vague questions to give you accurate results. You can continuously refine your question as […]

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Business Intelligence
March 9, 2019

Tableau Performance Recipes

After multiple Tableau projects delivered, we see more and more of the same problems and same fixes. Patterns repeat. Thus we decided to publish a blog with Tableau Best practice. This blog is specifically for performance best practice. We will keep it as compact as possible so reader can get right to the core. Data […]

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Business
January 25, 2019

Pursuing a Simpler Life. Oracle’s Integration Cloud Service vs MuleSoft Cloudhub

Simplifying Application Integration Applications integration (or enterprise application integration) is the sharing of processes and data among different applications in an enterprise. Application integration has become a mission-critical priority for both small organizations and large enterprises alike, because by connecting disparate applications it becomes possible to reap the benefits of application collaboration, such as increasing […]

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Tips & Tricks
January 4, 2019

Google Voice with Hangouts setup

Google Voice with Hangouts setup Intro We can use combination of Google Voice+Hangouts to get US cell number and forward it to any other outside US number for calls and texts. Inbound and outbound. Long story short, you have US virtual number 100% free. And unlike WhatsApp and similar apps its fully native cell number. […]

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Cloud
Infrastructure as a Code (IaC)
Tips & Tricks
November 12, 2018

Terraform – Orchestration Automation on Any Cloud

Provisioning cloud platform resources is never as simple as AWS and other cloud service providers claim. Especially in hybrid or multi-cloud models creating cloud resources consistently is not always straightforward. Even when a only a single cloud provider is being used, a businesses’ demands for cloud infrastructure are rarely static. New operational requirements may call […]

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Business
Cloud
August 13, 2018

A New World for Cloud MSPs

A Multi-Cloud Centric Approach to Managed Services A Trend Toward Hybrid Over the years we have noticed several trends that reshaped the IT Managed Services industry and market we find ourselves in. From very traditional on premises data center management and system administration, to organizations jumping the gun and moving everything into the cloud – […]

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