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James Bannan
James Bannan
Jul 19, 2017

DevOps on Azure: Visual Studio to Kubernetes

Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) gives you a powerful, centralised platform on which to collaborate, build and deploy applications quickly and easily. Many organisations already use it to build their . NET-based applications, but did you know that VSTS offers strong integration with open source products, and that you can run a VSTS agent on a Linux platform as well as Windows?

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James Bannan
James Bannan
Jul 18, 2017

Open Source Shipping with Microsoft Azure

Service-driven architecture and micro services are changing the way we build and deliver applications in the cloud.  Although it seems that we are all going to have to care about "traditional" servers for a while yet, most businesses are nevertheless looking at the opportunities on offer through cloud-native services and applications.

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Peter Gatt
Peter Gatt
Jun 9, 2017

The Data Gold Rush has Started!



Gold was first discovered in Australia in Ballarat in late August 1851 on the rise above Canadian Creek at the base of "Poverty Point", which was later renamed to "Golden Point". Reports in the local paper, the Geelong Advertiser, instigated the first rush to the Ballarat Diggings. New mining techniques never before seen such as the "canary" sniffer and sifting tools found their way to the front line in Canadian Creek, and the accessibility of the new technology inspired ordinary people to dig in their own back yards, hoping to make their fortunes.
 
Fast forward 170 years and history is repeating itself, only this time the "gold" in your own back yard is the data and systems which organisations have been running and maintaining for years. The big data and analytic drive we're seeing today in the IT industry is allowing organisations to uncover and realise the hidden value of their existing data assets.
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Peter Gatt
Peter Gatt
Jun 7, 2017

ChefConf - Cooking with Automated Gas

I'm back from ChefConf! What a truly amazing experience and many thanks to our good friends at Chef for having your favourite partner Vibrato at the conference! For those of you who don't know what ChefConf is all about... it's not about cooking (although I was asked by my AirBnB which spices I like to cook with) but rather it's all about whipping up The Awesome with everything that's new and powerful from Chef.

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Peter Gatt
Peter Gatt
Apr 19, 2017

Vibrato Sponsors Doxa Cadet


I'm very excited to announce that last night, I had the ability to give back finally after some 14 years alumni and have Vibrato sponsor our very own cadet! James and I would like to congratulate Connor Sutton on becoming Vibrato's very first Doxa Cadet and wish him well on starting his Advanced Diploma in Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering at Swinburne University. Connor is not only an amazing guy with a bubbly and enthusiastic personality, but he's also one of the most switched on technical people we've come across at such a young age. If you get a chance, please reach out to Connor to congratulate him or swing past our offices from time to time as I'm sure we're gonna get him buried in some cool robotics and automation soon!


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Peter Gatt
Peter Gatt
Apr 4, 2017

Warrior Nathan

Twas the day before summit (AWS Summit) ... I think I've started a post like this before.
 
It's that AWS Summit time again in Sydney!!. If you're not familiar with the AWS Summit, whether you are just starting to look at cloud or you're looking to catch up with the experts in the field to further your adoption of cloud, this is the place to do it. It's an action packed couple of days and there's plenty to see. In particular for Vibrato, this year marks a very special occasion as I personally hand over the "Cloud Warrior" title to our AWS legend, Nathan Dines, and retreat to the "Alumni Pete?" status.
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Nathan Dines
Nathan Dines
Mar 1, 2017

Leverage Enterprise Identity Management when Adopting Cloud


Access control is key to building a secure cloud offering. In the rapidly developing world of cloud computing, user and group creation can quickly get out of hand and become unmanageable. Locking down standards and patterns early in your cloud journey will help you avoid this pitfall down the road.

Over the years at Vibrato, we’ve worked with a plethora of clients ranging from aspiring startups to multi-continental enterprises, which has positioned us really well to design patterns around identity and access management on cloud environments in line with all stages of business maturity. While complexity levels will differ, the most important aspects of approaches to identity management are definability, scalability and consistency. This post is targeted towards AWS with ADFS as a SAML provider specifically, but these principles apply across all cloud providers.


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Alvin Oh
Alvin Oh
Aug 9, 2016

Automating IBM Websphere

Inline with Vibrato's mission to automate everything, Alvin Oh explores how to use CHEF to automate IBM Websphere (WAS v8.5) in a Microsoft Windows environment.

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Peter Gatt
Peter Gatt
Aug 9, 2016

Hashicorp's First Conference: Hashiconf

Since the debut of Vagrant in January 2010, Hashicorp has now stepped it up to a total of 8 open source products, and 1 commercial offering. I’m proud to say that I was at the first Hashiconf ever, hosted in Portland, Oregon. Three hundred engineers descended on this big culture, small town location, and enjoyed 2 days of presentations and discussion on Packer, Vagrant, Terraform, Consul, Vault, Serf and Atlas.

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