I’m Andy Welsh. I’m a Cloud Engineer and Sysadmin from the North East of England.
I enjoy designing and building secure, efficient and scalable systems and have a particular interest in the areas of Cloud-Native Technologies, Infrastructure as Code, Encryption and Security Protocols.
As much as I love all of these technologies I dislike the high barriers to entry that their ecosystems often present, as well as the high levels of elitism and gatekeeping that surround them, making them unnecessarily difficult for both engineers and developers to adopt.
Having experienced my own share of confusion and frustration when attempting to wade in to the world of DevOps tools and concepts; it’s my hope these posts will assist someone further down the line, like so many other posts and blogs have for me.
This site is a collection of my own guides, projects and solutions to real world problems I haven’t found much about anywhere else, presented in what’s hopefully a clear, grounded and accessible manner that assumes very little prior knowledge.
I’m not the final authority on any topic I talk about here and I’m always excited to learn something new. If you think you have a better solution to anything you see on this site, if something isn’t as clear as you think it could be or if you’re really really stuck on a problem that you think I might know something about then drop me a line or leave a comment and we can take a look at it.
This site is ad-free, anonymises visitor data, is not run for profit of any kind and hosts no sponsored content (please stop asking, those emails just get deleted).