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  • Book Review and Excerpt: Infrastructure as Code

    by Abel Avram on  Jul 25, 2016

    In this article we review the book Infrastructure as Code - Managing Servers in the Cloud written by Kief Morris, who is leading Continuous Delivery and DevOps at ThoughtWorks Europe. In over 300 pages, Morris lays down the foundation for Infrastructure as Code and outlines the main patterns and practices recommended for building it.

  • Immutable Layers, Not (Just) Infrastructure

    by Kevin Fishner on  Dec 31, 2015

    How splitting applications and infrastructure into separate immutable layers speeds up deployment times and increases resource density, while keeping the benefits of immutable infrastructure.

  • The Surprising Truth About DevOps in Banks

    by Benjamin Wootton on  Nov 23, 2015 5

    Banks score high in some challenging areas for DevOps adoption: culture, architectural readiness, agile maturity and technical best practices. They score lower in technical and process based areas.

The Five Qualities of Application Delivery Done Right

Posted by Kevin Fishner on  Oct 19, 2015

This article explains the goals of proper application delivery using immutable infrastructure: automated, flexible, scalable, secure and transparent; and how to take gradual steps toward those goals.

Infrastructure Code Reviews

Posted by Chris Burroughs on  Sep 24, 2015

As infrastructure becomes code, reviewing (and testing) provides the confidence necessary for refactoring systems. Reviews also help spread consistent best practices throughout the organization.

DevOps is Not a Feature!

Posted by Nati Shalom on  May 24, 2015

DevOps is the industrialization of IT, says Nati Shalom. Organizations that wish to optimize for speed and cost cannot afford silos anymore."Doing DevOps" is not adding new features to existing tools.

An Introduction to Chef and to Cookbook Development Flow

Posted by João Miranda on  Nov 23, 2014

“Infrastructure as Code” is a tenet of the DevOps community. We’ll make a brief introdution to Chef, a well-known IT automation tool, and use it to illustrate the state of the art.

Preparing for Continuous Delivery in the Enterprise

Posted by Andrew Phillips on  Aug 28, 2013

In this article you will find guidance on how to get started realizing a Continuous Delivery vision, especially in the context of existing development and release environments in large enterprises.

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