Security. Cloud. Two words that are almost always together but rarely happily. Read on to learn why that isn’t the case and what you need to known about securing your critical infrastructure in the cloud.
Michael DeHaan, creator of Ansible, introduces the general-purpose IT automation system. He describes the tool’s guiding principles: simplicity, ease of use and maximum security. The philosophy behind its community is also discussed, including the importance of Ansible’s plugin-based model. Michael uses a simple but common scenario to demonstrate Ansible.
When assessing technology that empowers a DevOps transformation, it’s easy to focus in on the headline capabilities (“configuration management!”) and miss out on the bigger picture. How can teams shipping cloud (or on-premises) applications use the full suite of DevOps technologies to simplify delivery and management at scale? This article classifies and explains key enabling technologies.
Scripting database objects change-scripts is a risky thing to automate. A better solution needs to be implemented in the shape of Continuous Delivery and DevOps for database.
"In Search of Certainty", written by CFEngine's creator, Mark Burgess, takes us into a journey through physics and biology and how it relates to the information infrastructure realm.
John Kordyback explains why you should and how you can introduce Continuous Delivery into a typical enterprise, where dozens of systems adopted over the years generate massive complexity. 4
Andrew Phillips and Jenkins creator Kohsuke Kawaguchi review state-of-the-art plugins and solutions in the Jenkins ecosystem for achieving efficient, reproducible and secure delivery pipelines.
InfoQ reached out to experienced ops engineers to ask them what is “Immutable Infrastructure”, its borders as well as its benefits and drawbacks, in particular compared to desired state convergence. 1
In an interview with Marcus Wendt we learn about Composite C1’s 15 year journey from a fledging commercial project to an open source platform with dozens of partners. 2
Philipp K. Janert explains how to reliably auto-scale systems using a reactive approach based on feedback control which provides a more accurate solution than deterministic or rule-based ones.
The second edition of Stephen Nelson-Smith's book "Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef" describes a testing workflow and tools for writing fully tested infrastructure code
With the news stories of possible data breaches at enterprises like Target, and companies migrating to cloud environments, CIOs have been asking hard questions about cloud security. 2