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DevOps Days Birmingham 2022 Recap

Last week Mondoo sponsored our very first European event: DevOpsDays Birmingham! It was also the first DevOpsDays ever held in Birmingham. As a global core member of DevOpsDays and head of Community for Mondoo in Europe, I was delighted to get together once again with DevOps practitioners and thought leaders.

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DevOpsDays Rockies 2022 Recap

Long time listener, first time caller

I went to my first DevOps-oriented event eleven years ago. Over the last decade-plus of attending DevOpsDays events, it has been hugely rewarding to see the DevOps movement stretch into being, orient and define itself, and build toward a community of practice.

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5 Reasons Why Cloud Security Policy Fails

In the past year, devastating cloud security breaches have dominated technology headlines. These big news stories are only the tip of the iceberg in cybercrime—we don’t hear about the thousands of successful attacks that cripple worldwide businesses every day. The victims are financial institutions, governments, businesses, and other organizations who have seemingly thorough security policies in place. But these policies fail to protect them. Let’s explore why.

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New Security Features in Ubuntu 22.04 Server

Canonical recently released their latest long-term support (LTS) version of Ubuntu with Ubuntu 22.04 codenamed Jammy Jellyfish. Ubuntu ships an LTS release every two years in April and supports them for a full five years (instead of the usual 18-month support cycles). This extended support cycle makes LTS releases ideal for servers. What exactly is new in Ubuntu 22.04, though? There are plenty of articles showing the latest logos, desktop backgrounds, and display drivers, but nothing that really informs sysadmins.

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CentOS 8 is EOL - How to migrate to AlmaLinux and secure the new host

On December 31st, 2021, CentOS 8 officially went end-of-life. This brought an end to one of the most venerable Linux server distributions. CentOS had long been the go-to alternative Linux distribution for teams looking for the stability and compatibility of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) without the high licensing costs. The distro was a near-perfect clone of RHEL with the exception of copyrighted terms/logos and some proprietary management software. 

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