Courses

  • DevOps Automation Beyond Linux -- Puppet, Chef, Ansible and SaltStack are the go-to options for automation and orchestration on Linux. But what do you do when you need to manage non-Linux systems like Solaris, HP-UX, FreeBSD, QNX, etc. Let's take a look at all of the options to automate your full infrastructure.
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery and You -- Ever wondered how to get from where you are to a fully automated test and delivery stack? We'll walk you through the process and show you how each of the pieces work together.
  • Containers on Linux -- LXC, Docker, and Rocket primer. Learn the benefits and limitations of Linux containers.
  • Platform Agnostic Package Management -- Learn how decoupling your application stack from the Operating System gives you greater flexibility in how and where you deploy. See the benefits of customizing your package builds and unifying orchestration across multiple Operating Systems.
  • Introduction to SaltStack -- Learn the basics of SaltStack and see how your business can benefit from the flexibility provided by such a powerful tool.
  • Introduction to Ansible --  If you're looking for the fastest possible start to deployment automation Ansible may be the tool for you. Learn how to get up and running in no time.
  • Introduction to Chef -- Another strong option in the configuration management space, Chef offers flexible deployment options and a rich feature set.
  • Introduction to Puppet -- Learn the basics of configuration management with the tool that kick started the current configuration management revolution.
  • Advanced Ansible -- Learn how to write custom modules and advanced playbooks.
  • Advanced SaltStack -- Learn how to write custom modules, advanced states, real time orchestration, custom dashboards, returners, ad hoc monitoring and much more.
  • Introduction to Cloudify -- Cloudify promises open, "pure play", "zero config" orchestration. The reality of achieving said promise requires quite a bit of specialized knowledge. 8 ions spent 5 months working with GigaSpaces (creators of Cloudify) on various professional services and consulting engagements. We understand what it takes to make a successful deployment of such a complicated and rich tool.
  • -- More to come --