Sometimes it’s just good to review the basics.
My friend and awesome musician Carl Morton on the Bass Guitar!
An interesting look at the actual Capital Expenditure spending on cloud infrastructure by the big cloud “players”.
I signed up for Ryan Kroonenberg’s course on AWS a while back and it has really been worth my time. Ryan is a great instructor and always ready to answer any questions. I highly recommend that you get up to speed on AWS even if your current situation is perpendicular to cloud. You will lean a ton of good stuff!
Update: A Cloud Guru is now offering tutorials on GCP, the Google Cloud Platform.
A great post here from Yves Trudeau, who is one of the the top database tuning experts in the world. A previous company I worked for hired Yves (via his company, Percona) to help with some DB issues and I was fortunate to spend a couple of days with him.
The latest-greatest-shiny-thing syndrome is prevalent in almost all industries but IT in particular seems to have an affinity for this time-wasting circus side attraction. If you’ve ever sat thru a presentation where the sales guy explains “this will simplify your coding/devops/monitoring” etc. you have seen this in action. Adding more complexity to your platform does not simplify it. The following article is a great case in point.
Or this article laying out the failures of Docker:
I’m not particularly a fan of Amazon but this is a great gem of a letter in my opinion.
An interesting visual of the Linux kernel.