Thoughts on Tech

Month: February 2020

Do Infrastructure Engineer jobs exist or is DevOps the only way now?

I spent the early part of my career in IT support maintaining workstations, before eventually moving into infrastructure support, virtualisation and eventually cloud. I’ve never been much of a coder, bar a few basic batch and powershell scripts to help me out along the way and with the DevOps role being used more often than not – its made me sit down and think whether I missed the boat in coding early in my career, or whether there is still a place out there for the ‘old school’ infrastructure guys?

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Identity-as-a-Service: More than just a security tool?

As-a-service, probably the second most commonly used term in enterprise IT nowadays, beyond the ever popular ‘Cloud’ buzzword. We’ve all heard of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) amongst others, but Identity-as-a-Service is a word that is mused around my office more often than not. This is certainly a growing space, with familar names such as Microsoft, IBM & Oracle, but these companies are not the ones gaining traction, OneLogin, Auth0 and the market leader; Okta (Gartner, Aug 2019 & Forrester Q2 2019). Up until recently, I’ve only heard of it being mentioned as a security product, but can it do more

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