Exploring eBPF – Part 1

I’ve been keeping an eye on eBPF for a little while. In fact, the first time I properly paid attention was when listening to one of my favourite Cloud podcasts: eBPF also caught my eye because the leading eBPF company out there (Isovalent) was cofounded by leaders in the cloud networking space and because they […]

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First look into… HCP Packer

Last week, HashiCorp announced the public beta for HCP Packer, a managed service for Packer. Packer might not be as well-known as some of the other HashiCorp tools but it’s universally used to build golden images and templates and it quietly powers a lot of what happens in the public cloud: on Azure…. ….but also […]

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FortiManager Automation with Terraform

This is a short follow-up to the blog post I wrote about using Terraform with Fortigate. My customer wanted to leverage the Fortimanager and not the Fortigate directly to manage their Fortinet estate through Terraform (or rather, with Consul-Terraform-Sync). The provider for Fortimanager is actually pretty recent and was only released a few months ago. […]

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Fortinet Automation with Terraform

One of my customers was telling me how security rules changes on their firewalls are taking far too long to be implemented: not just days but multiple weeks – and obviously that’s slowing down projects. They saw a demo of Consul Terraform Sync (CTS) and really liked the concept. CTS was something new for me […]

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