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  • How does a non-tech person describe DevOps?

    How does a non-tech person describe DevOps?

    How does a non-tech person explain DevOps? Why do we necessarily need DevOps, how does it boost our business’ productivity and incomes and which are the main DevOps tools in use?1. I’m not a tech expert, explain DevOps to me? A tool? An approach? A role? Few questions in the world have such a diverse of answers, and “What is DevOps?” is one of them. Let’s finally answer this question and find out why adopting DevOps will lead to faster product delivery and higher quality. Why look for the DevOps approach and what are the benefits of integrating it into the software development process? Does any Business need a DevOps approach? How do we manage to achieve the flexibility and operational efficiency of the business infrastructure, being minimal costs served by a solid dose of professionalism, responsiveness and active collaboration? Let's dive into some explanations and divide DevOps into three levels of abstraction: DevOps as a philosophy, as a set of practices, and using the right tools.

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  • ITGix at the TechWeek Frankfurt 2019 (13-14 Nov)

    ITGix at the TechWeek Frankfurt 2019 (13-14 Nov)

    This year, ITGix team visited the TechWeek in Frankfurt, Germany. We have had two fantastic days at the Messe Frankfurt! Together with all the exhibitors and sponsors, TechWeek became a platform, where IT decision-makers of all industries not only make contacts and get to know providers, but also expand their knowledge and take action approaches for the digital transformation of their companies. 

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  • Installing PeerVPN with Ansible

    Installing PeerVPN with Ansible

    In addition to the article about the PeerVPN installation and configuration, I will now show you more advanced and quite ‘modern’ way to provision several servers and get your VPN client up really fast. You’ve probably heard of Ansible already. Well, one of its use cases is exactly what we need here: Configuration Manager. Many of us have experienced The Headache, when you need to install, configure and then administer a whole environment. Yes, to repeat the same steps on hundreds of servers, where you have different OS distributions, application versions and all kind of dependencies, and all of that certainly lead to some problems.Well, Ansible is here to help you with all that stuff. You can choose, set and customize anything that is required for specific environment and suit its needs. So, let us start with the introduction to ansible, its structure and components.In my opinion there are two approaches when you first start with Ansible. The first one is to read the official introduction to Ansible, which explains a lot about its structure and then start with simple playbook which you then extend to a role. Or the second one, where you make use of the Ansible Galaxy, which has a lot of community-provided roles open for use. Well not every role is that much scalable and flexible as you want so you can simply combine both approaches, take an already built role and expand its functionalities. If you learn that quick and all of that is boring, you can start building your own Ansible modules.

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