REDtalks #10 – Getting started with Ansible Tower and F5 iApps

There's a lot of great content out there on Ansible playbooks. However, not so much on how to get started. So, this article is to share how I got from "never seen Ansible" to "automating L4 - L7 Service deployments". I hope its useful to you! WARNING: What are you actually installing?! When I signed up … Continue reading REDtalks #10 – Getting started with Ansible Tower and F5 iApps

REDtalks #09 – Joel on lab portability with Vagrant

Joel King of WWT is back with us again and in this episode we cover the importance of test/eval environment portability. These days, few have the luxury of static, consistent environments. Especially those working with automation and orchestration solutions. Consequently, the requirement so spin up, and even repurpose, test or evaluation environments is increasing in … Continue reading REDtalks #09 – Joel on lab portability with Vagrant

REDtalks #08 – Hitesh on Imperative vs Declarative (and sandwiches)

Our very first REDtalks guest, Hitesh Patel, is back again to help us understand a fundamental architectural shift in how systems must change to support a Mode 2 methodology. In this episode we talk about levels of abstraction and how they effect automation processes. We discuss the operational overhead involved in supporting infinite deployment options versus adopting a service templating … Continue reading REDtalks #08 – Hitesh on Imperative vs Declarative (and sandwiches)

Does DevOps need a “Super-NetOps”?

Operations (Ops) is getting a lot of attention these days as the next big thing in technology to fix. Why now? What changed? Well, for the most part, over the last 10-ish years technology has been accelerating through various levels of abstraction and virtualization. This evolution has lifted many of the technical barriers that were … Continue reading Does DevOps need a “Super-NetOps”?

REDtalks #07 – Lori MacVittie on ‘all the words’

Struggling to keep up with all the new terminology? F5's Lori MacVittie joins us again to discuss some of the many new, and often confusing, terms coming to us with the DevOps movement. In this episode we cover everything from the differences between "NetOps vs WebOps vs DevOps", why we see terms like "OpsDev" (yuk) in the media, and the … Continue reading REDtalks #07 – Lori MacVittie on ‘all the words’