Wednesday, September 22, 2021

DevConf.US 2021 - Designing your best architectural diagrams workshop (free online)

devconf us DevConf.US 2021 the 4th annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies was a few weeks ago. 

It was a lot of fun to share some of the below workshop experiences with the attendees virtually. Some of the fun I will share here as, believe it or not, I hosted the workshop online from the lovely island of Rhodes, Greece.

Now that the conference is done, I wanted to share the recording and also present the materials so that you can us this workshop as a self-paced experience with everything online. 

Let's take a look at how you can watch the introduction to the workshop, get online in a browser to follow the workshop labs, and use the browser-based diagram tooling to complete each of the workshop labs.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

DevConf.CZ 2022 - Let's talk architecture

devconf.cz
DevConf.CZ 2022 has kicked off their call for papers this last month and the initial planning is a hybrid event if possible with onsite + virtual event hosted on January 28-29. It's a free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies coming to a web browser near you!

There is no admission or ticket charge for the DevConf.CZ event. However, you are required to complete a free registration. Talks, presentations and workshops will all be in English.

I've put together the following collection of talks as my submissions and happy to preview them here with you.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Cloud factory - Example factory deployment

cloud factory
Part 3 - Example cloud deployment

In our previous article from this series we shared a look at the logical common architectural elements found in a cloud factory solution.

The process was laid out how we approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. 

It continued by sketching the process of how we approached the use case by researching successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for a generic architectural design.

Having completed our discussions on the logical view of the architecture, it's now time to look at a specific example.

This article walks you through an example cloud deployment scenario showing how expanding the previously discussed elements provides a basis for your own cloud factory scenarios.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

DevConf.US 2021 - Designing your best architecture diagrams workshop

devconf us

DevConf.US 2021 ended their call for papers this last month and has announced acceptance for sessions to be hosted on September 2-3. 

It's the 4th annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies coming to a web browser near you!

There is no admission or ticket charge for DevConf.US events. However, you are required to complete a free registration. Talks, presentations and workshops will all be in English.

I had submitted a few talks and workshops and here are my acceptances that arrived this week.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Cloud factory - Common architectural elements

cloud factory
Part 2 - Common architectural elements
In our previous article from this series we introduced a use case for a cloud factory, deploying multiple private clouds based on one code base using the principles of Infrastructure as Code.

The process was laid out how we've approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. 

The only thing left to cover was the order in which you'll be led through the details.

This article starts the real journey at the very top, with a generic architecture from which we'll discuss the common architectural elements one by one.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Cloud factory - Architectural introduction

cloud factory
Part 1 - Architectural introduction
This article launches a new series exploring a cloud factory architecture. It's focusing on presenting access to ways of mapping successful implementations for specific use cases.

It's an interesting challenge creating architectural content based on common customer adoption patterns. That's very different from most of the traditional marketing activities usually associated with generating content for the sole purpose of positioning products for solutions. 

When you're basing the content on actual execution in solution delivery, you're cutting out the chuff. 

What's that mean?

It means that it's going to provide you with a way to implement a solution using open source technologies by focusing on the integrations, structures and interactions that actually have been proven to work. What's not included are any vendor promises that you'll find in normal marketing content. Those promised that when it gets down to implementation crunch time, might not fully deliver on their promises.

Enter the term Portfolio Architecture. 

Let's look at these architectures, how they're created and what value they provide for your solution designs.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Remote server management - Example remote architecture

remote server management
Part 3 - Example architecture
In our previous article from this series shared a look at the logical common architectural elements found in a remote server management solution.

The process was laid out how we've approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. 

It continued by laying out the process of how we've approached the use case by researching successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for a generic architectural.

Having completed our discussions on the logical view of the architecture, it's now time to look at a specific example.

This article walks you through an example remote server management scenario showing how expanding the previously discussed elements provides an example for your own remote management scenarios.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Remote server management - Common architectural elements

remote server management
Part 2 - Common architectural elements
In our previous article from this series we introduced a use case around remote server management for retail stores.

The process was laid out how we've approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. 

The only thing left to cover was the order in which you'll be led through the details.

This article starts the real journey at the very top, with a generic architecture from which we'll discuss the common architectural elements one by one.

This will start our journey into the logical elements that make up the cloud adoption architecture.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Remote server management - An architectural introduction

remote server management
Part 1 - An architectural introduction
This article launches a new series exploring the remote server management architecture. It's focusing on presenting access to ways of mapping successful implementations for specific use cases.

It's an interesting challenge creating architectural content based on common customer adoption patterns. That's very different from most of the traditional marketing activities usually associated with generating content for the sole purpose of positioning products for solutions. When you're basing the content on actual execution in solution delivery, you're cutting out the chuff. 

What's that mean?

It means that it's going to provide you with a way to implement a solution using open source technologies by focusing on the integrations, structures and interactions that actually have been proven to work. What's not included are any vendor promises that you'll find in normal marketing content. Those promised that when it gets down to implementation crunch time, might not fully deliver on their promises.

Enter the term Portfolio Architecture. 

Let's look at these architectures, how they're created and what value they provide for your solution designs.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Cloud Adoption - Example adoption architecture

cloud adoption
Part 3 - Example adoption architecture
In our previous article from this series shared a look at the logical common architectural elements found in a cloud adoption solution for retail organisations.

The process was laid out how we've approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. 

It continued by laying out the process of how we've approached the use case by researching successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for a generic architecture.

Having completed our discussions on the logical view of the architecture, it's now time to look at a specific example.

This article walks you through an example cloud adoption scenario showing how expanding the previously discussed elements provides an example for your own cloud adoption scenarios.