"In Search of Certainty - The Science of Our Information Infrastructure", written by CFEngine's creator, Mark Burgess, takes us into a fascinating journey through physics, biology and what we can learn from them and apply to the information infrastructure realm. InfoQ took the opportunity to discuss the book with the author.
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. Learn how value-stream mapping and Lean Startup thinking help to create a deployment process which serves as a solid foundation for further improvements on the whole software change lifecycle.
Following up on his previous article on preparing for CD in the enterprise, Andrew Phillips reviews state-of-the-art plugins and solutions in the Jenkins ecosystem for achieving efficient, reproducible and secure delivery pipelines. Helped by none other than Jenkins creator, Kohsuke Kawaguchi.
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
Yaniv Yehuda looks at the challenges involved in automating database deployments and offer suggestions based on Agile and DevOps concepts. 6
There has been a raging debate about PaaS and whether it is still a valuable part of a cloud portfolio, so InfoQ reached out to 4 leaders in the cloud domain for their opinions on the future of PaaS.
Raffi Krikorian, Vice President of Platform Engineering at Twitter, gives an insight on how Twitter prepares for unexpected traffic peaks and how system architecture is designed to support failure. 1
Monty Taylor and James Blair talk about the build and test challenges they face at OpenStack, and how they managed to tackle them.