Author: tuxninja

Tuxninja aka Jason Riedel has worked as a Systems & Network Administrator and Code Hacker since 1999. Since 2005 he has worked for PayPal with a focus on Operations Architecture. He is also CEO of Tuxlabs LLC where he dedicates his time to the experimentation and close study of new technologies and programming languages.

Setting up Kubernetes to manage containers on the Google Cloud Platform

These days the pace of innovation in DevOps can leave you feeling like you’re jogging on a treadmill programmed to run faster than Usain Bolt. Mastery requires hours of practice and the last decade in DevOps has not allowed for it. Before gaining 10 years of experience running virtual machines

How To: Create An AWS Lambda Function To Backup/Snapshot Your EBS Volumes

AWS Lambda functions are a great way to run some code on a trigger/schedule without needing a whole server dedicated to it. They can be cost effective, but be careful depending on how long they run, and the number of executions per hour, they can be quite costly as well.

MongoDB data loss avoided courtesy of AWS EBS & Snapshots

Cross Region MongoDB Across A Slow Network (Napster) Bad, AWS Snapshots (Metallica) Good! I recently found myself in a bit of a pickle. My team and I had deployed a 3 node MongoDB cluster configured as two nodes in us-east-1 and one node in us-west-2 to maximize our availability while minimizing cost.

How To: Launch A Jump Host In AWS Using Terraform

I have been a Hashicorp fan boy for a couple of years now. I am impressed, and happy with pretty much everything they have done from Vagrant to Consul and more. In short they make the DevOps world a better place. That being said this article is about the aptly named