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  • Bol.com's DevOps Journey

    On the first day of DevOpsDays Amsterdam 2014, bol.com, an online store, reported its experiences in its DevOps journey. Full automation, careful team building and an agile mindset that cross-cuts the organisation were the keys to success. RunDeck, Puppet, Hiera and Nagios enable bol.com to build and monitor a full working environment in under two hours, in a fully automated fashion.

  • PuppetLabs Announces Deeper Integration with Microsoft Azure

    Following previous announcements on Puppet modules targeted to manage Windows and Linux machines running in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, PuppetLabs, the company behind popular DevOps tool Puppet, has announced at the Microsoft Build Developer Conference new integration points for Windows and Azure users.

  • Puppet Enterprise 3.2 Brings Fully Supported Modules

    Puppet Labs has just released Puppet Enterprise 3.2, the commercially supported Puppet release. This release includes improvements such as fully supported modules, automation of tasks by non-root users and a tech preview of Razor, an application that discovers and provisions new servers.

  • Automate All Things! Support for DevOps Tool Puppet Added to Windows Azure

    Want to do DevOps automation in a Microsoft world? Typically that meant using Microsoft-provided tools like PowerShell and System Center instead of the popular open source tools that have been slow to support the full Microsoft product stack. That’s beginning to change as developers and system administrators can now use tools like Puppet to provision and manage resources in Windows Azure.

  • PuppetLabs and Opscode Reveal How They Built Their Open Source Communities

    Being nice to people and being explicit and transparent about how things are done are key ingredients for growing communities say both, Luke Kanies, CEO and founder of PuppetLabs, and Adam Jacob, co-founder of Opscode and creator of Chef. They both claim that you need to be genuine in the way you interact with your communities.

  • GitHub Boxen: Automating Mac OS X Configuration and Management

    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.

  • VMware Strengthens Influence In Configuration Management Tools

    VMware added $30 million to its initial investment into Puppet Labs, makers of the Open Source configuration management tool Puppet. Commenters seem to agree that its a good move for Puppet Labs and that Puppet will keep supporting any type of infrastructure avoiding vendor lock-in.

  • Trends in the latest Technology Radar

    ThoughtWorks's latest "Technology Radar" focuses on mobile, accessible analytics, simple architectures, reproducible environments, and data persistence done right.

  • Solving Difficult System Problems with a DevOps Culture

    Michael Stanke, director of software delivery at Puppet Labs, has written on SysAdvent about how DevOps is the development of a culture that can successfully overcome complex and difficult system thinking problems. Michael shares his experience of transitioning into a new position full of opportunities to make technical and process oriented contributions.

  • Puppet Labs and EMC open source next-generation provisioning tool: Razor

    Puppet Labs and EMC announced last month the availability of Razor, an open source cloud-provisioning tool that allows automated provisioning and inventory of bare metal machines as well as virtual machines based on user-defined tagging rules. The tool currently deploys as a Puppet module and is licensed under Apache 2.0.

  • Thoughtworks Technology Radar March 2012

    ThoughtWorks recently published the latest update to its Technology Radar; a report produced to help technology decision makers understand emerging trends in software development techniques, tools, languages and platforms. There are some interesting observations of interest to Agile software development teams.

  • Unix Orchestration Roundup: Tools for Programmatic Systems Administration

    While system administrators have always written code to automate tasks and many developers run their own systems, the melding of development and operations into devops has really taken hold as sophisticated configuration management and orchestration tools have become available.

  • Adobe Released Puppet Recipes for Hadoop

    Recently Adobe released Puppet recipes that they are using to automate Hadoop/HBase deployments to the community. InfoQ spoke with Luke Kanies, founder of PuppetLabs, to learn more about what this means.

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