Author: Jason Mao
Jason Mao
Jason Mao
10 Jul, 2019

AWS Re:Inforce After Action Report

Two weeks ago I took a whirlwind trip to Boston to attend AWS Re:Inforce – the inaugural security focused AWS conference. Being the first of its kind, the AWS event planning team definitely has some kinks to iron out. Overall this two-day conference is just about right in duration,...
Jason Mao
Jason Mao
05 Dec, 2017

Cloud Native Changes Everything

It’s December 2017. You’ve probably already migrated your legacy infrastructure to the cloud, got yelled at by your CFO for ever increasing cloud provider bills, and started to recognize that operating an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) vendor like a data center isn’t working out. You want to start fresh and build...
Jason Mao
Jason Mao
05 Oct, 2017

The Steady Stream of New Products from AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has long been the leader in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). However, there’s been a veritable Cambrian explosion of new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) products coming out of the AWS teams that further embrace AWS’s serverless/pay-as-you-go-ism. In the last 24 months or so, AWS...
Jason Mao
Jason Mao
03 Mar, 2016

Ansible State of Mind, Part 2: The Yellow Brick Road to Continuous Delivery

In Ansible State of Mind – Part 1, we discussed how automation is the first step of the development process. In this post, we want to go into what to consider before we implement automation or Continuous Delivery (CD). If achieving Continuous Delivery means reaching the Emerald City, where...
Jason Mao
Jason Mao
23 Sep, 2015

Ansible State of Mind, Part 1: Automate First

If it’s not automated, it’s not done. Changing your approach from “implement now and automate later” to “implement means automate” will take you a long way down the road to Continuous Delivery. The benefits of IT automation are fairly well understood – lower costs, higher reliability, and better performance....