Many organizations are implementing infrastructure automation to save time, eliminate variability, and reduce costs. John Ray explains why you should consider infrastructure automation and how to get started.
Posts Categorized: DevOps
What’s the difference between configuration management (CM) tools and automation tools? One is idempotency, and the other is the ability to track changes and node status.
To stay competitive in 2017 and beyond, enterprise organizations are embracing DevOps methodologies and new technologies to accelerate innovation. In this article, Thomas shares some trends and technologies that are contributing to the rise of DevOps in the enterprise.
Once you understand what DevOps is about and the benefits it can have on your organization, the next question is how do you implement it?
Before DevOps, there was Development and Operations, each with conflicting priorities. A developer’s job is to create new products, modify existing products and fix defects in the code. They are measured, incentivised and paid based on how often they push code and deliver new value.
When you stand back and observe how technology is evolving, you will notice two things: Every corner of our lives is becoming digital and the rate of technology change is exponentially increasing. This begs a question: How is it that this rate of change can be sustained without the wheels falling off the proverbial bus?
It’s no secret that most organizations use 10+ products to monitor everything from servers and devices to networks, traffic, applications and databases. Not all monitoring tools are the same; some are stronger in certain areas than others. In this article our resident Icinga technician, Jeff Williams, will highlight the areas where Icinga’s open source monitoring tool is strong.
If you’re in IT, the pressure to deliver new products and features is a reality. But how then do you manage security and compliance when it comes to DevOps? According to Symantec, a new Zero Day exploit was discovered every…
As the name suggests, middleware is a software layer that sits in the middle between separate applications – providing an interface that “glues” these programs together. The word “middleware” is a catch-all term that describes many of the applications most…
Chef is a popular tool for configuration management of IT infrastructure. Its flagship enterprise solution, Chef, is a strong choice for experienced DevOps teams who want to automate their development and deployment infrastructure.