sysadmin

A sysadmin's guide to Ansible: How to simplify tasks

In my previous article, I discussed how to use Ansible to patch systems and install applications. In this article, I'll show you how to do other things with Ansible that will make your life as a sysadmin easier. First, though, I want to share why I came to Ansible. Learn More

Avoiding Server Disaster

Worried that your server will go down? You should be. Here are some disaster-planning tips for server owners. Avoiding Server Disaster

How to get into DevOps

I've observed a sharp uptick of developers and systems administrators interested in "getting into DevOps" within the past year or so. This pattern makes sense: In an age in which a single developer can spin up a globally distributed infrastructure for an application with a few dollars and a few API calls, the gap between development and systems administration is closer than ever. Although I've seen plenty of blog posts and articles about cool DevOps tools and thoughts to think about, I've seen fewer content on pointers and suggestions for people looking to get into this work.

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