because drift matters

We recently released the first versions of driftctl, a new open-source project for infrastructure developers, DevOps, SRE, and cloud practitioners, with the goal of helping manage all kinds of drifts.

Why? Because infrastructure is a living thing and changes are risky.

In the team, we all managed cloud infrastructures at some level at our previous jobs, as developers with serverless function needs or DevOps managing large production systems. And we all knew that sometimes an emergency required a manual change, a customer tweaked a setting on the console, the boss activated something that had an impact later…or put more simply, that the whole infrastructure was just not totally under control by Terraform (or similar tool), just because ops life in production is rarely perfect and ideal.

And all those tiny changes sometimes got forgotten about, or partially implemented in infrastructure-as-code later…

Here’s why we bring a new open source DevOps tool

As we celebrated the initial release of driftctl 3 months ago, we certainly hoped for some sort of acknowledgement or favorable opinion from those who would use it, but we were not prepared for such a warm welcome.

Reflecting on the first steps of the project, the fast moving star history and the contributions and interactions we have benefited from, we are both grateful and humbled by the support we receive from the open source community.

Why we launched this DevOps tool in the first place

At CloudSkiff, we are all fans of GitOps. We are big believers in the power of Infrastructure as Code and all its benefits.


…You can’t catch ’em all

Fosdem talk about infrastructure drift
Fosdem talk about infrastructure drift
This blog post is a written transcript of the FOSDEM Talk: “Infrastructure drifts aren’t like Pokemon, you can’t catch ’em all”, by Stephane Jourdan — CTO and founder

This talk covers three major topics:

  1. Infrastructure as Code: all the good intentions and the ideal world each of us expected when we started using it, and how it’s actually going in everyday’s Ops life. We will see that how it started is probably different from how it is going and from what we expected.
  2. We will then “drift” together, using Terraform and AWS and share some war stories that we heard from infrastructure teams, and how things sometimes went r