An introduction to Puppet, an infrastructure configuration management tool. In this article Susannah Axelrod, gives an overview of both Puppet, the language, and Puppet, the platform, discussing all the main concepts around them. Susannah also writes about how to start an Infrastructure as Code initiative as well as sharing additional learning resources for those who want to know Puppet in-depth.
The new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, looks at a wide range of considerations for cloud-scale systems. In this book review and interview with the authors, we look at how teams can apply proven best practices.
Kubernetes is an open source project to manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system, managing and running Docker containers across multiple hosts.
Application Lifecycle Management has traditionally been difficult for databases. Ben Rees, explains why the road ahead is now clear for Database Lifecycle Management.
“Infrastructure as Code” is a tenet of the DevOps community. We’ll make a brief introdution to Chef, a well-known IT automation tool, and use it to illustrate the state of the art.
What are the practical concerns associated with running microservice systems? And what you need to know to embrace the power of smaller services without making things too hard? 2
InfoQ spoke with John Ewart about his book “Managing Windows Servers with Chef” that covers all aspects of managing Windows systems with Chef.
In this article, Matt Wrock explores real world Windows automation scenarios. How is Windows being automated in 2014? What are the pain points? How does this differ from the Linux world?
At the recent Agile 2014 conference Sam Guckenheimer gave the opening keynote on Microsoft Developer Division's transition to a continuous delivery model. After the talk he sat down with InfoQ.
InfoQ talked with Gene Kim, author of “The Phoenix Project” and a DevOps community leader, about the upcoming DevOps Enterprise conference. What’s different about DevOps adoption in enterprises? 3
"The Docker Book", by James Turnbull, is a hands-on book for everyone who wants to learn about Docker. It will take you from first principles to scenarios that model the real world. 1
Joachim Bauernberger shares his experience working in the Telecom industry and reminds us how DevOps can help further improve what Agile started in a hardware dependent world.
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5 Unsung Tools of DevOps
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Geek Guide: Slow Down to Speed Up - Continuous QA in DevOps
At any point, you should be able to release your product, code or configuration—so long as you continue keeping your deliverables in a deployable state...
What is DevOps and Why Can it Help Your Business?
DevOps is all about working together in more open and efficient ways so teams can collaborate...
DevOps Best Practices: Finding the Right Tools. To achieve the cutting-edge speed and agility promised by DevOps, you need to choose the right tools to enable automation across all aspects of development, production, and operations ...
7 DevOps Secrets From Gartner’s Data Center Conference: Experience Is Your Worst Enemy. By now, most people seem to know that DevOps represents a huge sea change for many organizations, especially large enterprises accustomed to running IT and applications more traditionally ...
Gartner’s Guidance for DevOps Success: Collaboration and Automation. The pace of business change is limited by IT’s ability to create and release new capabilities. IT leaders are realizing that change ...
Move, Inc. Achieves Continuous Deployment in QA Environment with Help from New Relic. Move, Inc. is the company behind the Move Network, a group of real estate websites that attracts more than 30 million visitors every month. The company operates realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of ...