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Automation with humans in mind: making complex systems predictable, reliable and humane

by Carlos Sanchez on  Oct 28, 2014

Brian Troutwine presented about complex and real-time systems at DevOps Days Belgium, covering interactions between humans and machines, with examples of automation done right and wrong.

DevOps Days Belgium: Day Two

by Carlos Sanchez on  Oct 28, 2014

DevOps Days is being held in Ghent, Belgium, October 27 and 28, celebrating 5 years since the initial one in 2009. After the first day, this second day included talks by David Zwieback, Dave Mangot, and Brian Troutwine, as well as lightning talks and open spaces.

DevOps Days Belgium: Day One

by Carlos Sanchez on  Oct 27, 2014

DevOps Days is being held in Ghent, Belgium, October 27 and 28, celebrating 5 years since the initial one, also in Ghent, in 2009. These conferences have popularized the term DevOps, whose use has been growing since, with over 400 people attending, up from the 60 in the original one 5 years ago.

5 years of metrics and monitoring

by Carlos Sanchez on  Oct 27, 2014

Lindsay Holmwood made a retrospective about metrics and monitoring in his DevOps Days Belgium talk, listed his typical metrics and monitoring pipeline, exposed some flaws in monitoring systems, and his view of what the future may bring in the field.

Codenvy Introduces Docker-Powered Developer Workspaces

by Richard Seroter on  Oct 27, 2014

Codenvy has evolved its flagship service from a cloud-based code editor to a full fledged, container-based development environment. Codenvy CEO and Founder Tyler Jewell told InfoQ that Codenvy is no longer an “IDE, but an orchestration engine” that wants to optimize “everything before the commit.”

Windows Embraces Docker

by João Miranda on  Oct 15, 2014

Docker Inc. and Microsoft announced today a partnership to provide Docker support on the next Windows Server release. This means enabling Windows based containers with a new Docker Engine for Windows Server, extending Docker's open orchestration APIs to the Microsoft ecosystem and providing multi-platform applications support, running both on Linux and Windows Docker containers.

Forrester Wave: Evaluating NoSQL Key-Value Databases

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 13, 2014 1

In their first Forrester Wave: NoSQL Key-Value Databases, released in Q3 2014, Forrester has evaluated the most popular NoSQL database offerings.

Reactive Extensions, Async, and Splunk

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 12, 2014

The 2.0 version of the Splunk C# SDK is heavily invested in modern C# features. Every major operation from login-onwards is available via asynchronous methods. And for most advanced uses such as sampling, Reactive Extensions come into play.

Splunk Conference Recap: The Key to Big Data is Machine Learning

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 10, 2014 2

Splunk’s user conference has drawn to a close. After three days with over 160 sessions ranging from security and operations to business intelligence to even the Internet of Things, the same central theme kept appearing over and over again: the key to Big Data is machine learning.

Introducing Rudolf Henning’s QuickMon

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 09, 2014

Most open source projects on CodePlex are directed towards developers. Rudolf Henning’s QuickMon is different. It is designed to help the network administrators who keep the servers running so that developers can get a good night’s sleep.

Using Logs to Detect User-Based Threats

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 08, 2014

A common theme at the Splunk user conference is the idea that the users are the greatest threat. Even in a well-regulated enterprise where no one has more privileges than what’s needed to do their job, a typical user has more than enough ability to steal massive amounts of data or cause widespread problems. Fortscale seeks to address this issue by using the data that you are already collecting.

Proactively Monitor Configuration Changes with Tripwire

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 08, 2014 1

Most companies still manually track configuration changes using a wiki or spreadsheet. Only the most basic information such as IP addresses are included, as recording everything is just too tedious. Even knowing basic information such as who made the change is difficult and time consuming. Tripwire seeks to eliminate this problem by proactively monitoring configuration changes.

Docker Publishes Official Repositories for Language Stacks

by Carlos Sanchez on  Oct 08, 2014

Docker has added new official repositories for language stacks to the Docker Hub, including C/C++, Java, Python or Ruby.

CloudFlare Universal SSL - Free Web Security for All

by Chris Swan on  Oct 08, 2014 1

CloudFlare have made SSL available to all free subscribers to its content delivery network (CDN) with Universal SSL. The move addresses both cost and complexity issues that have previously confronted web site and application owners wanting to deploy SSL. CloudFlare takes care of issuing a certificate at no cost to the end user, and enabling SSL becomes a selection from a dropdown menu.

Big Data Analytics: Using Hunk with Hadoop and Elastic MapReduce

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 07, 2014

Hunk is a relatively new product from Splunk for exploring and visualizing Hadoop and other NoSQL data stores. New in this release is support for Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce.

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