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Everything Sysadmin proposes five milestones, each with a set of detailed checklists, to help an organization adopt a DevOps culture. The site places these milestones within the context of The Three Ways, a set of principles popularized by “The Phoenix Project”.
Amazon have announced that EC2 users can modify the instance type of reserved instances (where users pay a lower rate for compute in exchange for a longer-term commitment).
Why do well-tuned, bad systems usually outperform less mature, better systems? Facebook's Keith Adams answers this question in his keynote at the 7th annual QCon San Francisco (Nov 11-15). The full conference schedule is now live with registrations 40% ahead of last year. With only three weeks left before the event, there is still time to save $400 if you register before Oct 25th.
Since the Java 7 Update 40 release, Mission Control and Flight Recorder are shipped with the JDK. Mission Control is the starting place for monitoring, management and troubleshooting, while Flight Recorder is the facility to collect and evaluate profiling data. Both tools have been available for JRockit and are now finally ported to HotSpot.
Latest version of open source Java In-Memory Data Grid Hazelcast supports entry processing, multi-thread execution, continuous queries and lazy indexing. They have also re-implemented all of the existing distributed objects like map, queue, executor service using Service Provider Interface (SPI).
Verizon have launched a new public cloud, which is presently in beta. It differentiates from other public clouds such as Amazon’s EC2 (and Verizon’s own VMware based Terremark service) by offering more granular control over VM sizing, network performance and storage performance – allowing customers to create a customised service level agreement.
DevOps on Windows has for the last few months been running a series on how a developer can create an operations-friendly Windows Service. The series explains how to overcome the most important hurdles from an operations viewpoint: installation of the Windows Service and its start-up phase. The series finishes with a simple framework that tries to overcome those hurdles in a standard way.
After more than two years, the Rubinius team has released version 2.0 which brings improved multi-threading support and implements the upcoming Ruby 2.1.
Cloud storage provider Nirvanix has announced that it is shutting down. Giving customers just a few weeks to migrate their files to other storage providers has called into question the wisdom of using cloud storage services (or indeed any cloud services), particularly from smaller startup providers.
Jelastic, the cloud based Java and PHP hosting platform has recently launched a mobile app which enables you to connect to cloud management system remotely to monitor the environment in addition to the ability to view account information.
Load Impact – a leading SaaS performance testing provider based in Sweden – added a new capability that gives developers a more complete picture of their performance tests. Most cloud-based load testing tools only measure web application responses, but the new Server Metrics agent from Load Impact provide insight into what’s happening on the target servers themselves.
Juniper Networks have launched their software defined networking (SDN) solution OpenContrail using the permissive Apache v2 open source software license. This means that there is now an open source alternative to VMware’s NSX solution for SDN, which was launched last month at VMworld.
Jérôme Petazzoni, senior engineer at dotCloud, examined the progress of security concerning Docker compared with other virtualization and container like technology in his recent blog post "CONTAINERS & DOCKER: HOW SECURE ARE THEY?". Jérôme makes a case for the techniques that secure Docker, in spite of the acknowledgement that improvements are needed.
Glenn O'Donnell and Kurt Bittner, Forrester Research analysts, have published a report that describes how developers and operations see each other when working in isolation and offers seven habits of collaboration between the two.