Ops | Pivotal Practitioners

Technical articles from operators, DBAs, and DevOps engineers at Pivotal.

  • Achieving Success With a Modern, Multi-Generational Workforce

    Achieving Success With a Modern, Multi-Generational Workforce

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  • 5G is a Tremendous Business Opportunity For Telcos. Here's What You Need To Get Ready With a Cloud-Native Platform & Elastic Infrastructure

    5G is a Tremendous Business Opportunity For Telcos. Here's What You Need To Get Ready With a Cloud-Native Platform & Elastic Infrastructure

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  • Your Path to Agile Matters

    Your Path to Agile Matters

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  • Roadmaps—Useful or legacy practice?

    Roadmaps—Useful or legacy practice?

    Roadmaps for software products are often used as funding and commitment mechanisms leading to a host of ineffective practices. Organisations must be aware of the subtle difference between software and

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  • The Top Ten App Transformations

    The Top Ten App Transformations

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  • Consulting as a Co-Creation Conversation

    Consulting as a Co-Creation Conversation

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  • Effective Communication For When There’s A Language Barrier

    Effective Communication For When There’s A Language Barrier

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  • Confronting (and Embracing) Risk Aversion

    Confronting (and Embracing) Risk Aversion

    Amanda White on approaches that work well for getting buy-in from people who are particularly risk-averse.

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  • How Pivotal Works With Customers Who Use SAFe

    How Pivotal Works With Customers Who Use SAFe

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  • The ABCs of a Kubernetes CVE

    The ABCs of a Kubernetes CVE

    Understanding the runC vulnerability, container users, and PKS day two operations.

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  • Eureka, Zuul, and Cloud Configuration - Local Development

    Eureka, Zuul, and Cloud Configuration - Local Development

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  • Eureka, Zuul, and Cloud Configuration - Pivotal Cloud Foundry

    Eureka, Zuul, and Cloud Configuration - Pivotal Cloud Foundry

    Overview In a previous post I explained how you could create several components to build a Netflix stack for local development. Now, I want to explain how Pivotal Cloud Foundry makes this much...

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  • Does Your Platform Engineering Team Have a Train Driver? Here’s Why You Should Consider this New Role.

    Does Your Platform Engineering Team Have a Train Driver? Here’s Why You Should Consider this New Role.

    What's a “Train Driver?” A new role that has helped the CloudOps group at Pivotal improve the life of our on-call engineers. We explain how in this post.

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  • Quoted and Unquoted Template Variables in Concourse CI

    Quoted and Unquoted Template Variables in Concourse CI

    Concourse CI is a powerful testing tool, and it is highly flexible and configurable. The integrated template engine replaces placeholders (named “variables” in CI) with content from external...

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  • Thinking in Error Budgets: How Pivotal’s Cloud Ops Team Used Service Level Objectives and Other Modern SRE Practices to Improve Outcomes

    Thinking in Error Budgets: How Pivotal’s Cloud Ops Team Used Service Level Objectives and Other Modern SRE Practices to Improve Outcomes

    We discuss a pragmatic example of how Pivotal Cloud Ops leverages the concepts of Service Level Objectives and Error Budgets to make management decisions about the internal operation of PCF.

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  • Keep Your App Platform in a Happy State: An Operator's Guide to Capacity Management on Pivotal Cloud Foundry

    Keep Your App Platform in a Happy State: An Operator's Guide to Capacity Management on Pivotal Cloud Foundry

    Platform operators are tasked with making sure Pivotal Cloud Foundry is in an updated, healthy state at all times. Here, we discuss best practices for capacity management using Diego metrics.

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