Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Terraform multi-account setup for IBM Cloud

Making progress with Terraform
Today's post is a quick write-up for me, kind of my own documentation. I wanted to access two different IBM Cloud accounts within a single Terraform deployment. But how to proceed? It is relatively simple if you know how to (and found the relevant documentation). Here is what my setup looks like.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

New IBM Cloud security features you should know

Custom role for operating Code Engine
Cybersecurity is always in a state of change. There are new security features and new attack methods - or was it the other way? Over the past months, several new security features were added to IBM Cloud. In this blog post, I want to quickly describe them and point you to IBM Cloud blog posts where I discuss them in greater detail.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Database event in Edinburgh: IDUG 2022 EMEA Db2 Tech Conference

IDUG 2022 Db2 Tech Conference
Two months are left before the IDUG 2022 EMEA Db2 Tech Conference is to begin. After two years of virtual-only events, this conference marks a new start for the (mostly) European part of the Db2 community, the International Db2 User Group (IDUG). Last month, the IDUG 2022 NA conference in Boston, USA, showed the value of face-to-face events. Networking, formal and informal exchange of information, education, certification, and some fun. So what to expect from the conference in October?

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Use event subscriptions for scheduled scale up and down of your IBM Cloud Code Engine apps

Few lines of scripting
Over the past months, I wrote several blog posts related to IBM Cloud Code Engine. Code Engine is a managed, serverless platform for containerized workloads. You can run (web) apps and (batch) jobs, both types can receive events. Code Engine apps have settings for minimum and maximum scaling and have assigned compute resources within these boundaries. A "scale to zero" is possible, i.e., there isn't any app instance running and, because it is pay per use, nothing is charged during that time. Which brings up the question, how can I schedule different min / max scale values, e.g., scale down to zero over night, but have some higher minimums during the day? 

I heard that built-in support is on the roadmap. For now, I am using a Code Engine cron subscription for the job...