why oxla.io

Oxla.io blog was born out of a need to share with you my experience in solving many of the problems I faced as a Cloud Engineer and Solutions Architect. This medium is more like my own dairy of the why (the cause), the what (is done), the where (to get the resources), and the how (the methods I used to solve) many of such problems to get the desired result.

the purpose

The oxla.io blog promises to be your companion when you get to the point where you need an extra hand to debug or troubleshoot your projects. Efforts will be made to break down most of the concepts and languages into a generic user-friendly one. So much so that even if you come across the contents as a sales marketer, you would be able to understand what you are reading.

This blog has also done all the strenuous parts of troubleshooting and debugging any problems you may encounter and serves it to you right here. You can easily find some of the solutions in the troubleshooting section of the blog. We will do well to keep updating the blog with various topics that increase your knowledge of cloud technology.

the goal

It is our desire that you find the information on oxla.io educating, informative, and entertaining. The Cloud Tech industry is still on the rise, and this blog will be your edge to the required information, especially in making business and technology decisions.

The information on this platform is solely for educational and entertainment purposes and should be treated as such. Except there is a separate contractual binding between the author and the clients.


Apart from being the Author of the oxla.io blog, Dare is a Java language wannabe and pioneer Udacity Technical Mentor, with verifiable experience in deploying and managing applications that are reliable, secure, highly performant, and cost-efficient. He has proven implementation of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) using Jenkins, Sonarqube, Git, and GitHub Actions. Dare is excellent at the implementation of containerization technology. He is also an advocate for best DevOps and Agile practices. He possesses great leadership abilities and is fascinated with Serverless technology.

Dare’s experience in the Cloud Computing space spans across different projects. Some of the projects he partly or wholly worked on include the web app and ERP for Reach Cinema, ABC Transport Co, Filmhouse, Ebonylife, Step and more recently the Ojanow.

Dare is presently the Team Lead for Fusion Intelligence’s DevOps and Support Department, as well as the pioneer technical mentor for ALX Cloud Computing.

tech stack

Should you wonder what tech stack Dare uses in his projects, well, it depends on the project at hand. Each project is unique in its execution. However, I have personally enjoyed working and still working on some tools.

some of the popular tools and services

Terraform: An Infrastructure as Code (IAC) tool that aids the management and deployment of cloud infrastructures across different environments.

Prometheus: A tool that aids in gaining insights into server and application metrics by scaping and ingesting such server metrics for effective monitoring.

NetData: Another monitoring tool for servers and applications. I especially enjoy the graphical display that Netdata offers.

Grafana: A service that also displays server metrics, especially with Prometheus.)

Amazon Web Service: Arguably the most popular Cloud Service Provider (CSP) by market share due to its heavy attention to security, resilience, and efficiency that it provides its customers. I’ve got two of their certifications. Some of their services include EC2, CodeDeploy, SNS, VPC, Lambda, RDS, etc.

DigitalOcean: Another great cloud provider. Digital Ocean excels in having exceptional customer service and it is very affordable in comparison to AWS. Some of their services include: App Service, Droplet, Database

Docker: A container registry service that helps to store applications like micro server call images. The images can be made to function or run the stored application called containers. Here I especially use the docker private registry.

Kubernetes: K8 is a service used to manage multiple running docker containers. It is also referred to as a container orchestration service. Kubernetes and Docker are a duo that is common when it comes to the concept of microservice in cloud computing.

Ubuntu: An operating system and one of the members of the Linux Distribution systems. It is free and open-source. I especially enjoyed working with Ubuntu due to its security, lightweight, and large community of user base. Ubuntu command line interface is one of the most used.

Others: Some other tools I used are Github, Git, Nginx, CloudFlare, Airbrake, Postgresql, MySql, draw.io, Let’s Encrypt, Microsoft Azure App Service, Axure DevOps, Google Cloud Platform(GCP), firebase, and so on.

what else?

When Dare is not on his computer deploying or managing an infrastructure, or updating oxla.io, you can catch him playing a drumset at one of the finest gigs in town, otherwise, he is reading a book from his library collections.
You can also connect with Dare on Linkedin