Welcome to SuperOrbital
Agile and cloud native development, consulting, and training.
Agile and DevOps solutions
I’m here to help make sure your next project gets off to the right start.
I embed myself within your team through exploration and implementation. I help identify architectural pitfalls and guide your engineers around them. As an expert in operations and development, I don’t just talk and walk – I grab a shovel and pitch in.
With over a decade of experience running engineering teams of three to three hundred, I also help discover ways yours can be more efficient, effective, and nimble. I've led smaller traditional teams such as RabbitMQ and Redis, and I've also scaled the Pivotal eXtreme Programming process to 50 teams across seven offices in three continents.
Even as the options for DevOps-related tools improve, it still feels like assembling IKEA furniture. So SuperOrbital made a lot of sense; Tammer could sort out the mix of open source software and hosted tools that were the best fit for our needs and assemble our build, metrics, and monitoring systems.
Immersive, hands-on workshops
Looking to kickstart your engineers' experience in emerging cloud native technologies? SuperOrbital workshops are just what you need.
I don't believe in static, podium-based training. Instead, SuperOrbital courses immerse your team in an active learning environment where they internalise the lessons through collaboration and hands-on workshops. The end result is knowledge that sticks, and a foundation for true expertise.
Each workshop is tailored to your situation and budget. From beginner to expert, from as short as a single day to as long as two weeks, I work with you to develop an agenda and format that makes sense for your team.
Publications distilled from experience in the cloud.
BOSH Fundamentals LiveLessons
BOSH, part of the Cloud Foundry tool chain, is a truly enterprise-grade system for managing distributed cloud infrastructure and stateful applications. This five hour hands-on tutorial will teach you how to harness its power to build resilient and reliable cloud native deployments. Start by deploying a fresh BOSH director using the latest tooling on GCP, and finish by authoring your own BOSH release to manage your own software reliably in the cloud.
Mastering Cloud Foundry BOSH
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Go deep with this 400 page book, which covers all there is to know about managing deployments using Cloud Foundry’s BOSH. This book goes into detail on advanced topics such as making use of release-building tools, CredHub for secrets management, Concourse for continuous integration and deployment of your infrastructure, and others.
This book is guaranteed to make you a BOSH expert!
- Deploying and maintaining the underlying Cloud Foundry platform reliably using BOSH.
- Monitoring, managing, and securing microservice applications in Cloud Foundry.
- Centralizing platform and application logs for runtime debugging and maintenance.
- Automating applications and platform updates through Concourse pipelines.
The cloud landscape is complex and constantly evolving. I founded SuperOrbital to help companies navigate this world, finding solutions and practices that work reliably and fit their needs.
As VP Engineering for Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry platform and leader of the RabbitMQ and Redis teams, I've learned how to choose solutions that are manageable, secure and prepared to scale. My passion is in bringing that experience to other companies, helping their teams succeed.
I can help yours.