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The last 10 posts to the Eiara Blog

Our Philosophy of DevOps

Wed 23 May 2018

At Eiara, we’re often asked what DevOps is, what we bring to the table and what problems we help solve.

There’s lots of great answers on what DevOps enables on a technical level, but much less focus is given to what we feel is the true focus and …


Data is the New Oil

Fri 23 March 2018

“Data is the New Oil” as an idea really took off in 2016, touching on the modern value of a business revolving around data collection, of the value of their users or the demographics of their customers. We have framed it as the hidden value we didn’t know we …


Generating Python Payloads for AWS Lambda

Sun 04 February 2018

AWS’s Lambda, and the serverless architecture in general has been a huge boon not just to our ability to build experimental web software, but also a new level of interesting and valuable workflow and automation tooling.

However, one of the things that’s been regularly difficult is easily integrating …


Deployment Roles

Fri 13 October 2017

One of the core aspects of modern DevOps process is the CI/CD pipeline, where newly built deployment artefacts can be easily pushed into our various environments, automating the tedium of deployment and going live.

In terms of convenience, this is great. Complicated deployment procedures are turned into turn-key automation …


Encryption is Not Enough

Fri 29 September 2017

With the rise of DevOps, we’ve seen a shift from the old world of a delivery handoff and disconnect of developer resources from operational concerns to delivery teams with a full gradient of skills, ranging from development best practices to appropriate SRE1 policies.

Coinciding with the rise of …


The Principles of DevOps

Fri 29 September 2017

The DevOps movement has been running for close to a decade, and has produced some of most powerful tools for managing and deploying software.

We talk about how automation improves our lives, but we don’t talk about the underlying goals that drive why we focus on automation. We talk …


Ratchet

Sat 12 August 2017

One of the core axioms of security for modern web deployments is to not check your keys into source control. From our API keys to our database passwords, these secrets being in our Git repository is a recipe for multiple kinds of disaster.

From the firing of a new engineer …