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, Automation, Encryption and Security Protocols, however I dislike the high barriers to entry presented by most of the technologies in these ecosystems and the issues this creates for both Engineers and Developers in attempting to adopt them.
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!).
Having experienced my own share of confusion and frustration when attempting to wade in to the world of cloud 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.