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Building a HashiCorp Nomad Cluster Lab using Vagrant and VirtualBox

One of the greatest things about open source and free tools is that they are…well, open source, and free!  Today I’m sharing a simple HashiCorp Nomad lab build that I use for a variety of things.  The reason I want to be able to quickly spin up local lab infrastructure is so I can get rid of the mundane repetitive …

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Celebrating Open Source at the Paris Summit – My talk on HashiCorp Nomad

Another exciting event is coming up for the global open source community.  I’m proud to be a part of the upcoming Open Source Summit in Paris which is happening December 10-11, 2019.  Lots of info is available online including registration for tickets and all the logistics on getting to the event.  It’s been exciting with all the work that I’ve …

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Community Coffee Been Exchange at AWS re:Invent 2019

Got beans?  Want beans?  Coming to AWS re:Invent 2019 in Las Vegas?  Welcome to the Community Coffee Bean Exchange group!  This is an informal group which has developed quite a loyal and tasty following at a few conference events already! How does Community Coffee Bean Exchange Work? Find a local roaster or some of your very favorite beans.  Package up …

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Using Variable-Driven AWS Configuration with Terraform Enterprise and Github

Infrastructure-as-Code is an excellent way to better represent and manage infrastructure. AWS is particularly easy to provision and manage programmatically using Terraform Enterprise which is a collaborative, cloud-hosted version of the popular Terraform OSS product. Another big advantage with the Enterprise or Cloud products is the ability to use externally facing APIs and integrations to make your codified infrastructure more …