Public “Office Hours” (2020-10-28)

Erik OstermanOffice Hours

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Here's the recording from our DevOps “Office Hours” session on 2020-10-28.

We hold public “Office Hours” every Wednesday at 11:30am PST to answer questions on all things DevOps/Terraform/Kubernetes/CICD related.

These “lunch & learn” style sessions are totally free and really just an opportunity to talk shop, ask questions and get answers.

Register here: cloudposse.com/office-hours

Basically, these sessions are an opportunity to get a free weekly consultation with Cloud Posse where you can literally “ask me anything” (AMA). Since we're all engineers, this also helps us better understand the challenges our users have so we can better focus on solving the real problems you have and address the problems/gaps in our tools.

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00:00 Introduction
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01:17 AWS ALB Ingress v2 Finally Released!
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02:13 AWS Lambda Extensions to Securely Retrieve Secrets From HashiCorp Vault
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05:07 Microsoft’s Kubernetes Threat Matrix and What’s Missing
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08:03 EKS Fargate and why you need snowflake sidecars
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09:34 AWS OpenTelemetry distro available for public preview
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/public-preview-aws-distro-open-telemetry/
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11:22 Do you need local Kubernetes development tools or is Docker Compose good enough?
https://tilt.dev/
https://skaffold.dev/
https://microk8s.io/
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15:48 What are the challenges working with polyrepos vs monorepos and is there a middle ground?
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30:03 How useful are buildpacks?
https://buildpacks.io/
https://github.com/pivotal/kpack
https://www.waypointproject.io/plugins/pack
https://digital.hashiconf.com/on-demand-videos/opening-keynote-KNwDxYvfS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK6e_ZatOaw
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38:49 Past failures and lessons learned
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47:45 Choosing the right monitoring tool and why open source options aren't free
https://acloudguru.com/blog/engineering/the-future-of-ops-jobs
https://www.honeycomb.io/
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56:59 How to reduce costs of NAT gateways

About the Author
CEO & Founder / Cloud Posse, LLC

Erik Osterman is a technical evangelist and insanely passionate DevOps guru with over 12 years of hands-on experience architecting systems for AWS. After leading major cloud initiatives at CBS Interactive as the Director of Cloud Architecture, he founded Cloud Posse, a DevOps Accelerator that helps high-growth Startups and Fortune 500 Companies succeed in the cloud by leveraging Terraform and Kubernetes.