Business
Taking on a New Challenge

Taking on a New Challenge

I have an obsession and passion to do things right, to help others and provide for my family. I have taken on the challenge and embracing it of following my own dreams. Effective this month, CloudArt is my new challenge focusing on helping people on the journey to the public and hybrid clouds...

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Cloud
No One Should Have a Cloud Strategy

No One Should Have a Cloud Strategy

Does your company have a cloud-first or just a cloud strategy? Do you need to be all in the cloud by 202[X]? Do you ever stop and wonder why? Does it seem business savvy to think in terms of technical solution to find a business problem? Lets sit back and go through this mindset...

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Cloud
Understanding the AWS Transit Gateway

Understanding the AWS Transit Gateway

During AWS re-Invent 2018 event, Amazon announced the Transit Gateway virtual distributed routeing device. What exactly is it? What does it do? What are the limitations? There was a lot of buzz around the announcement and for good reason. Traditionally (I know right "traditional" keyword in cloud speak) one had to deploy third-party virtual-machines such as the Cisco CSRv or a firewall device such as Palo Alto Networks or Fortinet Fortigate. The Transit Gateway takes direct aim at these solutions.

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Cloud
Learn AWS by Doing

Learn AWS by Doing

I just stumbled upon this by going through he AWS documentation. I had no idea it even existed, while my preference is to create my own custom environments. This is of great value to follow a self-paced intro into many of the Amazon Cloud products...

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Dev
Processing CLI Arguments with Python

Processing CLI Arguments with Python

Lets do a little coding today, simple solution to take command-line arguments and act on them. We'll look at two methods, the legacy way of reading sys.argv, and using the argparse module to simplify the reading and processing of such arguments. We all know when a library or module exists, that's probably the way to go. Don't reinvent the wheel right? Lets try it anyway. Why you ask? Because I can!...

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Kubernetes
Using F5 Load Balancer as a Kubernetes Ingress

Using F5 Load Balancer as a Kubernetes Ingress

The F5 BigIP can be setup as a native Kubernetes Ingress Controller to integrate exposed services with the flexibility and agility of the F5 platform. This allows for the security integration as well depending on licensing, such as the ASM - Application Security Module otherwise known as a WAF - Web Application Firewall. Using the F5 controller allows integration into on-premises and cloud environments. Though realistically, this will probably be used for on-premises deployments 95% of the time, either on bare metal or virtualized workloads...

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