Azure has only 99.95% uptime (Four 9s is standard, 6 is my personal minimum). The Azure cloud also has an incomplete UI, and a large portion of its services are either NOT theirs ( hosted in their “Marketplace”), or they are a part of their API which is constantly changing/invalidating infrastructure as code, such as Terraform.
However, Gartner says the following about Azure:
“Gartner finds fault with some of the platform’s imperfections. “While Microsoft Azure is an enterprise-ready platform, Gartner clients report that the service experience feels less enterprise-ready than they expected, given Microsoft’s long history as an enterprise vendor,” it said. “Customers cite issues with technical support, documentation, training and breadth of the ISV partner ecosystem.”
Need help streamlining automation or configuration management?
Need to green field or “lift and shift” applications into the cloud?
If you are trying to do any of these, and running into issues please contact me. I am now open to consulting directly. Fixing even a few small inefficiencies can have a huge impact on the bottom line. Not only that, if the DevOps philosophies are really taken up, its likely that the employee base will also be happier, and proud of their accomplishments as a team.
As far as technologies I support, please take a look at my Technologies page. (Updated often) I am also happy to take on new ones for a project if needed.
Creating an efficient pipeline is what I do; and a fully functional system that is working well can be an amazing thing.
First, I would like to say thank you to the community members for helping out. I have gotten a lot of input on the new image. This has also given me better feel for what the community wanted in an image. Which leads me to the next bit of news.
Some of you are undoubtedly wondering why I have not released my Jasper v1.6 image as of yet. Well, I can assure you there are very good reasons.
Firstly, I have had some severe family/health issues come up as of late which take priority. I am also in the middle of moving a family of 5. Combine that with the other reasons below, and I feel that most will feel the wait to be worth it.
This leads me to the next bit of news, however shocking it may be.
There will be no version 1.6 image.
There will be no image at all…
Instead, there will be a full installer.
This is one of the reasons for the delay.
The installer will work with a full GUI, and on the desktop.
Full ubuntu Install.
Fresh RPI install with GUI.
The installer will be iterated on by feature going forward.
We can add community approved features one at a time.
First, I want to thank everyone that has been patient with me so far in getting these things done one at a time…
I know it is not easy to get some of these things completed without good documentation. So, with the help of a few community members, I have started what is a very rough draft of our documentation. It is neither complete, or ready…. However, we are adding information as we go, so keep a close eye. Even feel free to clone it, and contribute. There will be documentation on how to do both of those coming as well. Feel free to watch here, the repository, or the Support Forums/Slack for updates. I update them all.
If you have items you would like to see added to the documentation, I would run it by myself, or d34dman first. If we have not already written it (there are some not committed yet); then we will just let you know to put in a PR (aka Pull Request). Once we have both reviewed it and give it a thumbs up. We will merge it.
Alright, all that said… Here is the link to the documentation!