How do real organizations handle the management of a cloud portfolio? InfoQ reached out to Randy Skopecek, the lead applications architect for a midsize insurance firm, to find out more about operating at cloud scale. Running in the cloud after leaving their local data center, Randy and team learned some lessons about what really matters, and how to plan for management at scale.
Mitchell Hashimoto released his book "Vagrant up and running" which covers everything from basic Vagrant usage to extending its functionality. In seven chapters he explains every aspect of Vagrant - from staring a default VM to extending it via plug-ins.
In this article, Jim MacLeod of WildPackets addresses some of the misconceptions regarding IPv6 making the necessary transition process from the old and exhausted IPv4 slow and timid. 2
Dan Bode, Puppet Labs, and Floyd Strimling, Zenoss, provide advice for those interested in starting an open source cloud project built on top of OpenStack or CloudStack platform.
This article presents a transition path to Platform-as-a-Service for IT. An exploration of the steps from pre-virtualization or virtualization through selecting and operating a PaaS. 1
This article answers the question, is cloud computing really all that hard? 2
Mitchell expands on his DevOpsDays 2011 presentation proposing a roadmap for moving along the DevOps range from an isolated "black-box" ops culture to a collaborative "white-box" DevOps culture.
Enterprises have started to adopt DevOps. InfoQ asked experienced DevOps adopters about the organizational and technical obstacles still ahead for the movement to step into the enterprise world.
This article explains Cloud computing using the analogy of US Thanksgiving dinner. 1
With continued concerns regarding IT’s ability to meet the demands of the business in light of disruptive influences and a changing economic landscape DevOps might hold an answer. 1
This article presents the results, reactions, and observations from the 2012 InfoQ User Survey. 2,850 people completed the survey providing detailed feedback on their areas of interest.