Another Warrior In Our Midst

(And here's to you Mr Ambassador!)

Trent Hornibrook becomes Cevo’s next AWS Cloud Warrior

Team Cevo

Is there such a thing as too much automation?

Thinking of automation as a competitive cognitive artifact, and on ways to minimise the associated risks

Automation is fantastic for many reasons - it saves time, reduces errors, and enables people to perform extremely complex tasks with little to no understanding of what is being done directly. But by automating everything are we setting ourselves up for disaster? What happens when something goes wrong and the people who built the automation have all left?

Tom Partington

Introduction to R

Exploring EC2 pricing data using R

Sometimes using Excel to look at data works really well. Other times, such as when you are trying to make sense of a 170MB file of AWS EC2 pricing data it just sucks. Luckily R exists and can do the job really well! In this post I’ll run through some of the features of R and produce a nicely formatted CSV of on-demand EC2 pricing data.

Henrik Axelsson

Sending Watchmen into the Open

Our enterprise client's decision to open source code and why we love working on projects that encourage collaboration in the tech community.

It would seem counterintuitive for an organisation to release their code for all to see. However, with the exception of those who sell software as a business, more and more are seeing the benefits of doing so.

Team Cevo

Replacing Packer With KitchenCI and a Rakefile

An introduction to creating validated AMIs without using Packer.

Don't get me wrong, I love the HashiCorp products. I've been a Vagrant user since way back in my BC (Before Cloud) days and have continued a strong run of success backing the HashiCorp team. But the biggest issue I have is ensuring that the images created through Packer are worthy of being promoted along a delivery pipeline.

This post is about using KitchenCI, InSpec and a small Rakefile to create an enhanced AWS Machine Image (AMI) creation and validation workflow.

Steve Mactaggart

Meltdown, Spectre and Linux on AWS: Security vs Performance?

An analysis of some corner-case performance issues with Meltdown patches

AWS’ Shared Responsibility Model means that you are responsible for patching the operating system running on your EC2 instances, and this is where things get … complicated.

Colin Panisset

Cevo - So Fast We're Seeing Double!

Cevo are delighted to have been awarded second place in the CRN Fast 50 and 40th in the Financial Review Fast Starters for 2017.

Sian Hughes

Podcast - Hannah Browne chats to Wise Up

Women in tech, the gender pay gap, and Melbourne as a tech mecca

Cevo’s General Manager Hannah Browne on being the change we want to see in the world.

Sian Hughes

Recognising the fallacy of a single root cause

when something goes wrong it’s often tempting to attribute it to a single root cause

Think back to a successful deployment or a project and try and attribute the success to a single thing. It seems ridiculous, and that’s because it is. It’s easy to see that many things that had to go right for success.

Tom Partington

An Introduction to Web Performance Optimisation

Practical steps for reducing costs and improving the user experience.

This is an excerpt from a talk I gave at LASTConf Melbourne 2017 on Web Performance Optimisation.

Tom Partington

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