Nick Perkins

Platform Engineer. Volunteer Motorsport Official. ADHD Brain. Bit of a nerd.

ORAS for Configuration Management

A challenge for any engineering team is handling configuration management in a secure and efficient way. Recently, I’ve explored using ORAS (OCI Registry As Storage), a tool which enhances OCI (Ope Container Initiative) registries by enabling them to store various artifacts, not just container images. What is ORAS? ORAS is an open source project which builds tools and libraries to enable using OCI registries to store any type of artifact, not just container images. Continue reading

Infrastructure as code with Terraform

Over the last couple of months I’ve been working on a project for a containerised orchestration platform using Infrastructure as Code. This has meant I’ve spent most of my time working with Terraform. What is Terraform? I could write a couple of paragraphs about what Terraform is and what it does, but I think they put it best: Terraform is an open-source infrastructure as code software tool that provides a consistent CLI workflow to manage hundreds of cloud services. Continue reading