Cycloid DevOps Framework - Blog

Infrastructure as code: Cycloid's non-boring guide for the clueless

May 28, 2020 10:18:46 AM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Basics

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If you’ve recently moved into the world of DevOps, or are thinking of it, you’ll soon come into contact with infrastructure as code. It’s a mainstay of good DevOps practice, but it can be hard to get your head around if you’re not familiar with infrastructures in the first place.

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5 posts for 5 years of doing DevOps differently

May 21, 2020 4:19:10 PM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Insider

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In April 2020, Cycloid turned 5. In the midst of corona-madness, we celebrated the fact that in the 5 years since the words "DevOps framework" were ever mentioned, we've gone from strength to strength, without ever losing sight of the things that make us truly "us".

Take a look at the articles below, Each focuses on an element of Cycloid that is really important to us as a team and a business. Hopefully, you'll be entertained, informed, or even inspired and, as ever, if you'd like to talk to us about any of the topics, just reach out. We'd love to hear from you!

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Remote working? We're old hands at Cycloid

May 21, 2020 11:30:51 AM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Insider, laloux

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How's working from home working out for you? If you're like many people, you'll have been working remotely for a while now. We here at Cycloid certainly have, but it's not a corona-thing - we've been remote-first since the start.

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Cycloid is and always has been remote-first. With the avalanche of recent remote-working resources out there, we're not offering any special advice. Instead, we're telling you about our remote journey and sharing the things we've learned along the way.

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What is TerraCognita?

May 15, 2020 11:04:25 AM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Product

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TerraCognita is a key part of Cycloid. We call it our "reverse Terraform" and we're going to show you how it's going to make your move to DevOps easier than you might have previously imagined. 

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The Croix-Rouge Française tackles planning in the time of coronavirus

May 6, 2020 5:44:30 PM / by Niamh Lynch posted in customer stories

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Today, we want to show you how Cycloid is currently being used in a situation that is pretty unusual, both for our customer and for us. Coronavirus has had an impact on almost every business imaginable, but the consequences for organizations that need to plan in advance around events that rely on mass public participation have been huge. The organization that we're looking at today found itself in precisely this situation and immediately got to work trying to find a workaround. The process makes for some pretty interesting reading, so let's take a look.

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The Cycloid pipeline: new features to make it even more useful than before

Apr 29, 2020 3:29:48 PM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Product, update

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The pipeline is a core element of your stack and, in conjunction with infrastructure as code and config management, is an essential part of your environment. We decided it needed a little more love, and we’re proud to present our latest release which does just that. The new and improved Cycloid pipeline introduces two major improvements that will make managing your pipelines intuitive and safer, and a third improvement that will make ops very happy indeed!

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A Cycloid offer that might be the chance your business needs to thrive

Apr 23, 2020 1:10:58 PM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Insider, special offer

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When coronavirus broke out - or coronageddon, as I like to call it - Cycloid quickly decided to open our solution up to businesses that might need it.  On March 19th, we launched a special offer: completely unlimited access to Cycloid (SaaS version) and support via Hangouts and Slack, completely free of cost or obligation.

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A teal organization in a DevOps world

Apr 17, 2020 3:52:54 PM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Insider, laloux

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Tonight was supposed to be a big night for the Cycloid team. We turn 5 today and, unlike other 5-year-olds, we planned to celebrate in a swanky Paris venue, partying the night away. Like the rest of the world, however, our party plans have been put on hold, and if we celebrate our 5th birthday at all today, it will be by raising a toast from the comfort of our (respective and separate) living rooms.

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InfraView: ever wish your colleagues understood your infra better?

Mar 30, 2020 2:24:30 PM / by Niamh Lynch posted in Product, update

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Distributed teams, collaborative tools, democratic access to the CI/CD pipeline...

They're all things that make our DevOps-loving hearts sing, but as your environments get more complex and your team grows and diversifies, it can be harder and harder to allow democratic access to your infra. Transparency and visibility are two of the main pillars of DevOps and, without them, you're not really doing it right.

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The Cycloid origin story - people, process, tools

Mar 12, 2020 4:58:30 PM / by Benjamin Brial posted in Insider, ben

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The DevOps triad - people, process, and tools - sounds simple, but it's infinitely more complicated in the wilds of the enterprise. Founder Benjamin Brial saw the challenges first hand, moving him to create Cycloid. He tells the Cycloid origin story and explains his motivation for a new way of "doing" DevOps.


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