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 #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 #11 – Anthony on Automation with Excel

UPDATED: Feb 9th, 2017 The beauty of REST is that you can call upon it from just about anywhere. REST doesn't care which OS you are using or whether you prefer a command-line tool over a GUI, or vice versa. Most importantly, engineers can start benefitting from REST APIs without the need for huge corporate investments and monolithic … Continue reading REDtalks #11 – Anthony on Automation with Excel

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 #06 – Michael O’Leary on self-service with vRO/vRA

We were lucky enough to get Michael O'Leary back so soon for another episode, and, this time, a self-service demonstration. In "REDtalks #04 – Michael O’Leary on orchestration with VMware vRO" we discussed the benefits of automating infrastructure and Michael shared some great tips on how to get started. In this episode Michael demonstrates one of his … Continue reading REDtalks #06 – Michael O’Leary on self-service with vRO/vRA