REDtalks #17 – Orchestration 2.0 (w/ a side of bacon)

Greeting automators and welcome to edisode #17 of REDtalks. Today's guest is Tyler Hatton who is from WWTs own internal IT Operations team. Tyler is the F5 BIG-IP Subject Matter Expert for WWT and is hell-bent on replacing the mundane with declarative interfaces and orchestration systems. Watch this episode to hear about the interesting culture at … Continue reading REDtalks #17 – Orchestration 2.0 (w/ a side of bacon)

REDtalks #16 – Andy & Tom on Metrics Driven Automation

In episode #16 we are joined by Andreas (Andy) Grabner, of Dynatrace, and Tom McGonagle, of F5 Networks. Watch this episode to hear about Metrics Driven Automation, or Informed Automation, and how this takes the feat out of fully integrated deployment pipelines. Andy shares some great insights on how to avoid automating oneself into dangerous … Continue reading REDtalks #16 – Andy & Tom on Metrics Driven Automation

REDtalks #15 – Jason Hand on Getting started with ChatOps

Episode #15 brings us the topic of ChatOps. No, I'm not talking about late nights dialed into bulletin board chat groups on your 9600 bit/s modem! ChatOps is about cross team collaboration and information sharing. Who better to join me in this episode than the author of O'Reilly's "ChatOps - Managing Operations in Group Chat", … Continue reading REDtalks #15 – Jason Hand on Getting started with ChatOps

REDtalks #14 – Tom & David on the Principles & Practices of DevOps

Today I'm joined by Thomas McGonagle and Dr David Yates to discuss the principles and practices of DevOps. Thomas McGonagle is a Sales Engineer and DevOps evangelist at F5 Networks. Before joining F5, Thomas held positions at Cloudbees (maker of Jenkins) and Booz Allen Hamilton, in addition to running his own consulting business that heavily leveraged … Continue reading REDtalks #14 – Tom & David on the Principles & Practices of DevOps

REDtalks #13 – Mark & Joe on Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)

Mark Wall and Joe Weber of WWT join me in lucky episode #13 to discuss automation with Cisco CloudCenter (the artist formerly known as CliQr). As many already know, in 2016 Cisco bought CliQr, which has since been renamed Cisco CloudCenter. Watch this episode to see how CliQr is used to deploy applications while also configuring Cisco … Continue reading REDtalks #13 – Mark & Joe on Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)

REDtalks #12 – Joe Pruitt on API Lifecycle Management

F5 long-timer, Joe Pruitt, joins me in this episode to discuss API Lifecycle Management! Joe joined F5 back in 1998 to build BIG-IP management and API solutions. He built the original BIG-IP API, iControl, back 2001: first in CORBA, and then SOAP/XML. Click play to hear Joe's experiences with building robust APIs suitable for modern Infrastructure as … Continue reading REDtalks #12 – Joe Pruitt on API Lifecycle Management

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)

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’

REDtalks #05 – Lori MacVittie on Sadness Driven Development (and other things)

REDtalks episode #05 brings us well known personality of the DevOps community,Lori MacVittie. Lori's been at this game from a few different angles including head-first in the code, as an award-winning writer, and being recognized by a number of "most influential women in tech" lists. So, take a break and hear from Lori about the … Continue reading REDtalks #05 – Lori MacVittie on Sadness Driven Development (and other things)

REDtalks #04 – Michael O’Leary on orchestration with VMware vRO

Another episode of REDtalks and this time, from the financial services industry, I bring you Michael O'Leary. Michael shares with us his experiences working with VMware's suite of automation and orchestration technologies, and some great work he's done with F5 iRules and Microsoft PowerShell. Throughout the conversation, Michael goes into detail about the lessons learned … Continue reading REDtalks #04 – Michael O’Leary on orchestration with VMware vRO