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  • The Long Journey Towards Database Lifecycle Management

    by Ben Rees on  Nov 23, 2014

    Application Lifecycle Management is a standard process, but there have been obstacles to using the same practice for databases. Ben Rees, General Manager for Database Continuous Delivery at Red Gate, explains why the road ahead is now clear for Database Lifecycle Management.

  • "The Docker Book" Review and Author Q&A

    by João Miranda on  Oct 10, 2014 1

    "The Docker Book", by James Turnbull, is a hands-on book for everyone who wants to learn about Docker. It will take you from your first installation, through simple examples that explain Docker's concepts, to more complex scenarios that shed some light on how you would use Docker on the real world. InfoQ took the opportunity to hear the author on the book and Docker.

  • HaMIS: One 24/7 Product and Four Scrum Teams, Four Years Later

    by Viktor Grgic on  Jul 17, 2014

    This is a story about four cross-functional scrum/DevOps/feature teams delivering and managing a business-critical 24/7 system used by vessel-traffic services operators and many other users, a compendium of topics that derive from our more than four years of agile and scrum practices at the Port of Rotterdam, one of the world's busiest ports.

Book Review: "Taste Test, 2nd edition" and Q& A with Matt Jaynes

Posted by João Miranda on  Jul 14, 2014

Taste Test, by Matt Jaynes, is a book that uses a simple scenario to compare Ansible, SaltStack, Chef and Puppet. InfoQ talked with Matt to know more about his thoughts on configuration management.

Virtual Panel: Configuration Management Tools in the Real World

Posted by João Miranda on  Jul 01, 2014

Configuration management tools are a hot topic on IT. InfoQ reached out to users of each of the major tools (Ansible, CFEngine, Chef, Puppet and SaltStack) to ask them about their experiences.

Preparing for Scale: InfoQ Virtual Roundtable with Cloud Practitioners

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 29, 2014

How should organizations plan for a cloud environment and optimize it for efficiency at scale? InfoQ reached out to 3 leading cloud practitioners to uncover practical advice on this topic.

CFEngine's Decentralized Approach to Configuration Management

Posted by Mark Burgess & Diego Zamboni on  Jun 24, 2014

Mark Burgess and Diego Zamboni introduce CFEngine. They describe the challenges regarding web scale - scale, complexity and knowledge - and how CFEngine helps to tackle those challenges.

The Top Automation Tools for Public Cloud at Scale

Posted by Andi Mann on  Jun 21, 2014

As more organizations expand their use of public cloud services, from early-stage startups to the biggest businesses and governments in the world, the problems of cloud computing at scale will arise.

Purely Functional Configuration Management with Nix and NixOS

Posted by Eelco Dolstra on  Jun 08, 2014

The article introduces NixOS, a Linux distribution, and Nix, a package manager. These provide a declarative approach to configuration management, such as strong reproducibility and atomic upgrades.

Ansible’s View on IT Automation

Posted by Michael DeHaan on  May 31, 2014

Michael DeHaan, creator of Ansible, introduces the IT automation system, its guiding goals and the philosophy behind its community. Michael uses a simple but common scenario to demonstrate Ansible.

Exploring the ENTIRE DevOps Toolchain for (Cloud) Teams

Posted by Richard Seroter on  May 28, 2014

Once the cultural DevOps transformation is under way, how can teams shipping cloud (or on-premises) applications use the full suite of DevOps technologies to simplify delivery and management at scale? 4

Towards Agile CMMI Level 3: Requirement Development and Verification

Posted by Víctor Javier Jara López & Nicolás Afonso Alonso on  May 16, 2014

This article shows how to do requirement development in agile environments, covering concepts and offering examples of how an agile team could run CMMI for Development targeted at level 3.

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