In early 2021, we began an 8-month journey to create a digital mental health support finder tool for children and young people in Gloucestershire.
You might have been as surprised as us to hear GOV.UK PaaS is being decommissioned. This has left many wondering what comes next. Fortunately, there are options…
Continuing with the theme from our last post, we’ll continue to learn about Kubernetes, not by worrying about the moving parts that are required to make a cluster, but instead by using a managed service provided by Google Cloud Platform (GCP) called Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). As with the main cloud providers (Azure, AWS and
When coming up with an explanation of our cloud migration heritage for my talk at Red Hat Forum the phrase “accidental cloud migrators” came to mind. You see we didn’t set out to help organisations move workloads to the cloud but nevertheless we’ve found ourselves helping organisations modernise and migrate. On reflection, I think accidental cloud migrations are the best kind of migration, let me explain why.
Cloud is good for us. So too are practices like DevOps and Continuous Delivery. It’s easy on the surface to read a few articles and think, “yeah, that’s a good idea,” but putting them into practice on the other hand isn’t so easy.
Your organisation has decided it’s ready to move to the cloud. Where do you start?
For all the excitement and talk of cloud it seems the reality, at least in enterprises, is a little less glamorous. With more and more executives backing the move to the cloud, more and more organisations are booting up large migration programmes. Unfortunately their aging IT departments lack the experience required and organisations are forced to depend on service providers to fill the gap.
For the last year or so, the majority of our new projects at Made Tech have used Ansible as our go-to tool for provisioning and configuring our servers with the software that runs on them. We’ve paired Terraform with Ansible and Chef previously for creating our cloud resources, but have recently been experimenting with using Ansible to see if the one tool was capable of both of these stages in our infrastructure setups. We’ve not been disappointed with our experiences so far.
Here at Made we’re always trying out new technologies that will automate repetitive tasks we need to perform on each new project.
We’ve been long-time proponents of PaaS, or Platform as a Service. We’ve also been long-time consumers of IaaS, or Infrastructure as a Service.