DevOps Insights

Using Salt and Vagrant for Rapid Development

Salt is a very powerful control system for creating and managing the health of an IT ecosystem. This post shares a foundational effort that simplifies the integration of Salt within Vagrant, allowing the user to quickly test deployment and implementation strategies both locally and within the public cloud.

Taking a Bite out of Apple – IT Projections for 2019

Written by: Cary Dym 2019 is off to a rotten start for Apple.  On January 4th, Apple hit a 52-week low of $142, 39% off of its all-time high hit in October 2018.   (By some estimates, Warren Buffet has suffered a $4B paper-loss on his Apple stock).  While most of the...

Risk Focus Expands to Canada’s Queen City

Risk Focus, a consulting firm providing specialized business domain and technology implementations, announces the opening of their new Toronto Office. The office is located just outside the city in Oakville, ON and will house a highly technical team focusing on DevOps...

Hashicorp User Group hosted at our Headquarters

Risk Focus’ DevOps and Cloud Solutions practice encompasses, Cloud Migration, Containerization,  DevOps as a Service, and Infrastructure as Code. Our Player/Coach engagement model helps firms learn alongside our expert practitioners, producing working code...

Risk Focus On Infrastructure As Code

Infrastructure as CodeWritten by: Cary Dym, Global Head of DevOps Business Development Infrastructure as Code (IaC) transforms and automates the manual process of standing up datacenter environments and processes, such as hardware instantiation, networking, run books,...

Announcing our Pittsburgh Development Center

Risk Focus, a consulting firm providing specialized business domain and technology implementations, announces the opening of their new Development Center in Pittsburgh. Risk Focus, founded in 2004, has an established international presence with headquarters in New...

Phoning Home – Creating with SaltStack

Creating a distributed network of autonomous, self-healing sites with SaltStack. Click on the link below to view Peter Meulbroek’s SaltConf 2018 Presentation "Phoning Home - Creating a distributed network of autonomous, self-healing sites with SaltStack."   ...

“Tour of Cloud Computing” – In Depth Interview

The August 23 Jaxenter interview of Peter Meulbroek, Head of DevOps and Cloud Solutions at Risk Focus by journalist Gabriela Motroc entitled “A Tour of Cloud Computing” dives deeply into several key topics. The interview is organized around the following themes:...

DevOps Culture and the meaning of “However”

We’d love to embrace DevOps; however… As I prepare to embark on the next phase of a career focused on recognizing new trends and accelerating the adoption of emerging technologies, I harken back to 2013.  I had recently landed in Tel Aviv with my family for a 2 year...

Launching A Unique DevOps Engagement Model

Risk Focus Inc., a leading provider of DevOps Solutions for Financial Services companies, is announcing today the formal launch of its unique new offering, ‘The Player-Coach’. This service is a radical departure from the bureaucratic Cloud adoption programs that are...

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