The CDS Workflow is a key feature of OVH CI/CD Platform. This structuring choice to add an additional concept above CI/CD pipelines and jobs is definitely an essential feature after more than three years of intense use. Before going further on the explanation of a CDS workflow, we will make some reminders about the concepts of pipelines and jobs. Those concepts are based on the reference book 8 Principles of Continuous Delivery.
Federation is a beta feature offered to all OVH Private Cloud customers with vCenter 6.5. If you want to be part of the beta, please contact our support team. It allows you to use an external Microsoft Active Directory as the authentication source to access to the VMware vCenter server. The implementation of this feature has been made possible thanks to OVH’s DevOps team, who have developed an innovative and unique API that adds additional features to those offered by VMware. Indeed, it is not possible to configure identities’ sources via vCenter’s native API at the moment. In this post, we will (...)
Business Intelligence (BI) is the ability to collect substantial data from an information system to feed a Data Warehouse (DWH) or data lake. They usually provide a copy of the data that will be used for BI applications. Different strategies can be applied to feed a DWH. One such strategy is Change Data Capture (CDC), which is the ability to capture changing states from a database, and convert them to events that can be used for other purposes. Most databases are intended for OLTP purposes, and are well designed for this. Nonetheless, different use cases would require the same data (...)
For the last few months, I have been acting as Developer Advocate for the OVH Managed Kubernetes beta, following our beta testers, getting feedback, writing docs and tutorials, and generally helping to make sure the product matches our users' needs as closely as possible. In the next few posts, I am going to tell you some stories about this beta phase. We'll be taking a look at feedback from some of our beta testers, technical insights, and some fun anecdotes about the development of this new service. Today, we'll start with one of the most frequent questions I got during (...)
OVH Customer Talks : un rendez-vous mensuel dédié à l’échange C’est en vous écoutant que nous pouvons construire les produits les plus adaptés à vos besoins. Depuis septembre 2018, nous avons donc lancé un nouveau rendez-vous: les OVH Customer Talks. L’objectif : améliorer les produits et services que vous utilisez au quotidien en recueillant chaque mois vos feedbacks, partout en France, autour de thématiques préalablement définies telles que l’amélioration des interfaces OVH.com, les nouvelles offres, les produits ou encore les pistes d’amélioration du support. Le premier OVH Customer Talk s’est tenu à Lyon au mois de septembre, le second à Lille (...)
Machine Learning and especially Deep Learning are hot topics and you are sure to have come across the buzzword « Artificial Intelligence » in the media. Yet these are not new concepts. The first Artificial Neural Network (ANN) was introduced in the 40s. So why all the recent interest around neural networks and Deep Learning? We will explore this and other concepts in a series of blog posts on GPUs and Machine Learning. YABAIR – Yet Another Blog About Image Recognition In the 80s, I remember my father building character recognition for bank checks. He used primitives and derivatives around pixel darkness level. Examining so (...)