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Articles by Mike Long


What's going on at Kosli?

Wednesday November 2nd was a massive day in our journey at Kosli, in so many ways. I thought I’d write a short note to tie all the announcements into a more cohesive picture: We are making our …

How to define your software process using the DevOpsCTL Framework

Something I’ve learned over the last 10 years of helping organizations with DevOps is that teams frequently struggle to define a software development process. You’ll find a lot of content on Google …

Does the GitOps emperor have no clothes?

A hot take 🔥🔥 from a kind place. Before I start throwing sparks around I want to make clear that I think there’s lots of benefits to capturing everything as code in git. Static definitions, recipes …

Review: Investments Unlimited - A Novel about DevOps, Security, Audit Compliance, and Thriving in the Digital Age

“You know, it may feel like regulators are out to get us, but they’re really there to help us and help protect our customers.” If you’re into DevOps there’s a pretty good chance at least one book from …

Git and the benefits and challenges of everything-as-code

Git has been a central part of the DevOps story. Our continuous integration systems run builds, produce artifacts, execute tests, and ultimately deploy systems defined as code in our git repositories. …

Why developers need a DevOps database

Can you imagine developing software without version control? What if I told you that we were doing exactly the same thing with DevOps? In this article I’ll explain why developers need a database for …

Merkely is now Kosli!

Merkely is now Kosli! Hello! We would like to announce that we have renamed and rebranded as Kosli. A lot has happened over the last six months and it’s time for a new sign above the door and a …

How Kosli automates Change Management for Kubernetes workloads

If you’re delivering software in a regulated space, and you’re using Kubernetes, you’ll know how problematic change management is. On one hand you have a highly dynamic container based system that’s …

5 reasons why your CI system is a terrible Compliance System of Record

“Why can’t we use our CI system for our Compliance System of Record (CSoR)?” This is a question we get asked a lot when we’re talking about compliance with regulated DevOps teams. And it’s a perfectly …