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Atlassian Bamboo 5 Connects the DevOps Dots

by Matthias Marschall on  Aug 06, 2013

Atlassian, makers of Jira and Confluence, have released version 5 of their continuous delivery tool Bamboo. Its deployment projects connect Jira Issues and code commits to deployments in various environments. It is possible, to mark a deployment as approved or broken. These features create end-to-end transparency from code to deployments supporting DevOps collaboration.

Rackspace News: SDK for .NET, PowerClient and Mobile

by Abel Avram on  May 04, 2013

Latest Rackspace developments include .NET SDK, PowerClient – a PowerShell-based management tool – and PHP mobile back-end.

Integrate DevOps and ITIL Intelligently

by Grischa Ekart on  Apr 26, 2013

Alan Sharp-Paul, co-founder of ScriptRock, recently highlighted the need to intelligently integrate DevOps and ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) within enterprises. He argues that forcing in DevOps where ITIL reigns is a risky proposition. The role of ITIL and its co-existence with DevOps has been commented on by Patrick Debois and other authors.

New Avenues for Operations Engineering Education

by Aslan Brooke on  Mar 13, 2013

Technology education enthusiasts got together to have a panel discussion on hangops last month about creating new opportunities for operations engineering education. They acknowledge that it is harder than ever to find qualified individuals for today's operation engineering jobs and discussed ways to solve that problem.

GitHub Boxen: Automating Mac OS X Configuration and Management

by Abel Avram on  Feb 19, 2013

GitHub has open sourced Boxen used internally for automated configuration of Mac laptops, a tool that could be converted to set up Linux or Windows machines.

Facebook Now Uses HHVM/JIT both in Development and Production

by Abel Avram on  Nov 30, 2012

Facebook has announced using HHVM, a HipHop VM with JIT compilation, in production, a solution that has unified their development and deployment environments, providing significant performance gains for developers.

Hekaton: In-Memory Transaction Processing Integrated with SQL Server

by Abel Avram on  Nov 09, 2012 2

During the PASS Summit 2012, a technical conference for SQL Server professionals, Microsoft announced Hekaton, an in-memory row-based data management system targeted at transaction processing (TP) workloads. Besides the advertised increase in TP speeds of up to 10x for old applications and up to 50x for new optimized ones, Microsoft touts Hekaton as being fully integrated into SQL Server.

Netflix Unleashes Chaos Monkey as its Latest Open Source Tool

by Richard Seroter on  Jul 31, 2012

Netflix has just open-sourced its much talked about “Chaos Monkey” software which intentionally takes servers offline as a way to test the resiliency of a cloud environment. This is another in a long line of internally developed tools that Netflix has chosen to freely share with the technical community.

Updating Web Applications Running In Production with LiveRebel 2.0

by Kostis Kapelonis on  May 21, 2012

ZeroTurnaround brings its hotpatching technology into production deployments via LiveRebel, a solution for online updates of Java EE applications. New in this version are the improved user interface and the transactional nature of updates (fully reversible).

NoOps: Its Meaning and the Debate around It

by Abel Avram on  Mar 16, 2012 5

Some PaaS companies propose NoOps solutions where the developers do the minimum amount of operations needed, the rest of it being hidden in the cloud. But the NoOps term has sparked a debate, some considering it inappropriate.

AppDynamics Extends APM Solution to Include End User Monitoring

by Fabian Lange on  Mar 09, 2012 8

Application Performance Management Vendor AppDynamics announced the addition of End User Monitoring support to their product on March 7th. The AppDynamics agent uses JavaScript to record data from the browser and incorporates it with the data collected on the server side.

Windows Azure Blackout Caused by the Leap-Year Bug

by Abel Abel on  Mar 02, 2012 5

Several sub-regions of the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud were affected by the leap-year bug making some of their services unavailable for many customers for 12 to 24 hours.

NoSQL Adoption Is on the Rise, a New Survey Suggests

by Abel Avram on  Feb 08, 2012 4

A new Couchbase survey indicates that the adoption rate of NoSQL solutions by enterprises is rising. Will this be the year of NoSQL as some suggest, and what are the main adoption forces at work?

Mozilla Prepares a Separate Firefox Release for the Enterprise

by Abel Avram on  Jan 11, 2012 5

Mozilla will create a separate Firefox release for enterprises, but it will come with less security and stability fixes. Organizations interested in such a version are invited to participate in alpha and beta testing.

Introducing PowerShell 3

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jan 09, 2012 3

PowerShell 3 which will be released as a part of Windows Management Framework 3.0 is currently in CTP. Apart from being based on the DLR, it has a lot of new features such as better workflows, simpler syntax, delegation of credentials, robust sessions and more.

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