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  • DockerCon EU 2018 Summary: Migration Tooling, Docker Desktop Enterprise and More

    At DockerCon Europe 2018, core announcements included the preview of container-based migration tooling for .NET and Java applications, support for digital transformation efforts and technology integration projects, the launch of Docker Desktop Enterprise, the open sourcing of Docker Compose on Kubernetes, and the announcement of the CNAB specification in collaboration with Microsoft.

  • Amazon Introduces CloudFormation Drift Detection

    In a recent blog post, Amazon announced CloudFormation Drift Detection which organizations can leverage to automate configuration consistency across AWS cloud resources. The CloudFormation Drift Detection feature allows organizations who have templated their configurations and deployments, known as stacks, to detect when configuration drift occurs from out-of-band changes.

  • Ankyra Presents “Escape”, a Release Automation Tool That Manages Platforms as Logical Components

    Over the last ten years there has been increased focus on infrastructure as code (IaC) tooling, primarily driven by the rise of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and API-driven infrastructure. InfoQ discussed the challenges of homogenising this tooling with Bart Spaans, founder of Ankyra, who is an expert in the domain of infrastructure and release engineering.

  • DevOps Workbench Launched by ZeroStack

    Private cloud provider, ZeroStack, has announced a self-service capability from which developers can create their own workbenches. Forty developer tools from a mix of open source and commercial providers are available to users of the DevOps Workbench through Zerostack’s Intelligent Cloud Platform.

  • HashiCorp Release Terraform 0.8, Including an Interactive Console, and Vault and Nomad Providers

    HashiCorp has released v0.8 of Terraform, an open source tool that enables the building, combining and launching of programmable infrastructure providers such as Amazon Web Services, VMware vSphere, and UltraDNS. Major new functionality includes an interactive console, conditional values, and HashiCorp Vault and Nomad providers.

  • RightScale DevOps Trends Report: Docker Adoption Rising in the Enterprise, Chef and Puppet Dominate

    RightScale published the results of its survey report highlighting the devops trends in the industry. Docker, Puppet and Chef dominate the tools market, with Docker adoption rising in the enterprise.

  • The Role of Configuration Management in a Containerized World

    The widespread adoption of Docker in infrastructure automation has led to a growing debate as to whether it supersedes configuration management. The consensus seems to be that both will co-exist in a complementary way.

  • 5 Design Principles for System Configuration

    Popular configuration mechanisms like conf.d pose multiple problems when trying to converge system configuration using configuration management tools. Ish-Shalom proposes five design principles for configuration that prevent those problems. The core ideas being the use of a configuration API and the separation of configurations based on the type of system updates they require.

  • Ansible Is Learning Windows

    Ansible is adding support for Windows, using PowerShell and Windows Remote Management as the underlying technologies. Ansible 1.7, which should be released in a few weeks time, will feature Windows integration in "beta" status. InfoQ talked with Michael DeHaan, Ansible's creator, to know more about this development.

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