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Hi there 👋, I'm Russ McKendrick

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I am an experienced DevOps practitioner and system administrator with a passion for automation and containers. I have been working in IT and related industries for the better part of 25 years. During my career, I have had varied responsibilities in many different sectors, ranging from looking after an entire IT infrastructure to providing first-line, second-line, and senior support in both client-facing and internal teams for small and large organisations.

I work almost exclusively with Linux, using open source systems and tools across both dedicated hardware and virtual machines hosted in public and private clouds at N4Stack which is a Node4 company, where I am the Practice Manager of SRE & DevOps.

In my spare time, I have written seven books "Monitoring Docker", "Extending Docker", "Docker Bootcamp", "Mastering Docker - Second Edition", "Kubernetes for Serverless Applications", "Mastering Docker - Third Edition", "Learn Ansible" and have contributed to "Docker High Performance - Second Edition" which are all available now.

I have also contributed to "Monitoring and Management With Docker and Containers", which was published by The New Stack. My eighth book, "Mastering Docker - Fourth Edition" is out now and published by Packt Publishing.

I also buy way too many records.


  1. Mastering Docker Third Edition, published by Packt

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  2. Mastering Docker, Fourth Edition, published by Packt

    C# 44 107

  3. This repo accompanies my Azure DevOps Terraform Pipeline blog post. Now updated to included cost tracking.

    HCL 17 20

  4. blog Public

    All of the code and raw content which goes to make up my blog.

    JavaScript 4 3

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