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  • Introduction to Puppet

    by Susannah Axelrod on  Jan 08, 2015

    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.

  • Book Review and Interview: The Practice of Cloud System Administration

    by Richard Seroter on  Dec 18, 2014

    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.

  • Scaling Docker with Kubernetes

    by Carlos Sanchez on  Nov 29, 2014 4

    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, offering co-location of containers, service discovery and replication control.

The Long Journey Towards Database Lifecycle Management

Posted by Ben Rees on  Nov 23, 2014

Application Lifecycle Management has traditionally been difficult for databases. Ben Rees, explains why the road ahead is now clear for Database Lifecycle Management.

An Introduction to Chef and to Cookbook Development Flow

Posted by João Miranda on  Nov 23, 2014

“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.

Sam Newman: Practical Implications of Microservices in 14 Tips

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 28, 2014

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

Interview and Book Review: Managing Windows Servers with Chef

Posted by Matthias Marschall on  Oct 24, 2014

InfoQ spoke with John Ewart about his book “Managing Windows Servers with Chef” that covers all aspects of managing Windows systems with Chef.

Cloud Automation in a Windows World

Posted by Matt Wrock on  Oct 18, 2014

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?

An interview with Sam Guckenheimer on Microsoft's Journey to Cloud Cadence

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Oct 17, 2014

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.

Q&A with Gene Kim on DevOps Enterprise

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Oct 13, 2014

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" Review and Author Q&A

Posted by João Miranda on  Oct 10, 2014

"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

DevOps in Telecoms – Is It Possible?

Posted by Joachim Bauernberger on  Sep 30, 2014

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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