Posts by: Bill Chapman

Servant Leadership, and the Art of Being Helpful

help·ful/ˈhelpfəl/ Giving or ready to give help Useful Our executive team locked ourselves in a San Francisco apartment for two days this year and went through an exercise in defining who, what, and where we want to be as a company. The end result was a set of core values, an azimuth pointing towards the

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A Cloud Native Transformation Primer.  Part 1: It’s obvious, until it isn’t.

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels An OODA loop, credited to USAF Colonel John Boyd is an action oriented cycle for mission delivery. It stands for observe–orient–decide–act. I was introduced to the concept a few years ago, and I’ve become very familiar with the response I get when I share it with others. The very same

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Multi CPI BOSH: One BOSH to Rule Them All

AWS, and vSphere, and OpenStack.. Oh My!!!! Lately, we’ve been playing with a feature that has us pretty excited. Multi-CPI BOSH has become a reality and we couldn’t wait to take it for test drive. With this feature we can target multiple and disparate IaaS from a single BOSH environment. Show Me, Show Me, Show

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Automating Cloud Foundry @ OpenStack summit

Stark & Wayne was fortunate to participate in OpenStack summit (Boston 2017). We’ve spent a lot of time coming up with internal best practices for automating Cloud Foundry and related services on different IaaS. Our codex documentation referenced in the talk can be found @ https://github.com/starkandwayne/codex See Xiujiao Gao speak about Automating Cloud Foundry on

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Troubleshooting Cloud Foundry @ OpenStack Summit

Stark & Wayne was fortunate to participate in OpenStack summit (Boston 2017). With significant experience managing and deploying Cloud Foundry on various OpenStack flavors we were happy to talk about our experiences. See Bill Chapman speak about troubleshooting Cloud Foundry on OpenStack. Troubleshooting Cloud Foundry on OpenStack

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Clustering stateful services for high availability with Consul

High Availability (HA) is a common requirement. Unfortunately it is often the case that HA considerations need to be made from the ground up while designing a service. Sometimes a component of your service might be the best tool for your business case, but the nature of its business task or a trade off made

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Securely storing scriptable credentials in the OSX Keychain

Often I find myself needing to repeatedly access a service that is password protected. A good example would be trying to curl an end point that is behind basic auth, another is dealing with projects that expect global variables with access credentials in them. There are armies of bots out there, scraping Github, just waiting

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Using Puppet as a node source for Rundeck

We’ve recently been asked to explore introducing Rundeck into an organization that heavily invested in Puppet for their IT automation. What the heck is Rundeck? You can follow the link above for more details, but basically Rundeck is an API and user interface for performing operations tasks. It provides access controls, job scheduling and the

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A Bosh-Monitor Event Forwarder Plugin for Consul

Keeping an Eye on Cloud Foundry This is the third post in the series about keeping an eye on Cloudfoundry. Click here for the previous post. What have we done? At Stark & Wayne we help our clients integrate cutting edge technologies in to their stack. Each of us is also tasked with extending these

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