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  • Highly Distributed Computations Without Synchronization

    by Christopher Meiklejohn on  Feb 17, 2015 1

    Synchronization of data across systems is expensive and impractical when running systems at scale. Traditional approaches for performing computations or information dissemination are not viable. In this article Basho Sr. Software Engineer Chris Meiklejohn explores the basic building blocks for crafting deterministic applications that guarantee convergence of data without synchronization.

  • DevOps in AWS LiveLessons Review and Q&A with Author Paul Duvall

    by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 12, 2015

    Addison-Wesley Professional Devops in AWS LiveLessons is a 4+ hours video course for infrastructure developers and Sys Ops engineers who aim at creating a fully-automated continuous delivery system in AWS. The course is focused on leveraging key features of AWS while also presenting them in the framework of DevOps best practices and tools. InfoQ has spoken with course author Paul Duvall.

  • Virtual Roundtable: The Role of Containers in Modern Applications

    by Richard Seroter on  Feb 05, 2015

    JP Morgenthal recently published a controversial DevOps.com article entitled “Containers Are Designed for an Antiquated Application Architecture.” After observing a lively debate on Twitter, InfoQ reached out to some of the most influential (and opinionated!) tech leaders in the industry – including Morgenthal himself – and asked them to participate in a virtual roundtable.

Getting Started with Monitoring using Graphite

Posted by Franklin Angulo on  Jan 23, 2015

Setting up a new monitoring system might seem daunting at first. Franklin guides us through the first steps and explains the architecture and inner workings of a Graphite-based monitoring system.

Learning Fast in Design, Development and DevOps

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 14, 2015

Delivering the right products fast can be challenging, certainly when there are many unknowns along the way. If you want to build products fast you need to be able to learn fast and efficiently.

Introduction to Puppet

Posted by Susannah Axelrod on  Jan 08, 2015

An introduction to Puppet, an infrastructure configuration management product. In this article Susannah Axelrod, gives an overview of both Puppet, the language, and Puppet, the platform.

Book Review and Interview: The Practice of Cloud System Administration

Posted 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.

Scaling Docker with Kubernetes

Posted by Carlos Sanchez on  Nov 29, 2014

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. 4

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.

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