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  • The Growing Industry of DevOps Consulting

    DevOps transformation projects are increasingly appealing to established enterprises. InfoQ spoke to three businesses focused on DevOps consulting to understand how they are helping businesses make the change.

  • 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.

  • RightScale Survey Highlights Cloud Trends: Multi-Cloud, Consolidated Governance, Skills Gap

    RightScale just released the results of their annual “State of the Cloud” survey which identifies trends in cloud adoption and usage. The key findings? Organizations are investing in both public and private clouds, security is no longer the number one challenge to adoption, Docker and Ansible are growing in popularity, and central IT departments are taking on a greater role in decision making.

  • 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.

  • Google Proposes to Enhance JSON with Jsonnet

    Google has open sourced Jsonnet, a configuration language that supersedes JSON and adds new features without breaking backwards compatibility: comments, references, arithmetic and conditional operators, array and object comprehension, imports, functions, local variables, inheritance and others. Jsonnet programs are translated to compliant JSON data formats.

  • 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.

  • Monitoring as a Service

    James Turnbull, VP of engineering at Kickstarter and author of The Docker Book, presented at both FOSDEM and Config Management Camp about monitoring, sharing his views on modern, scalable, business oriented monitoring, provided as a service with self service APIs, and integrated in the project development.

  • Config Management Camp: Containers and Configuration Management Future

    Julian C. Dunn, product manager at Chef, presented at Config Management Camp about how configuration management needs to adapt to a containerized world, while Gareth Rushgrove, software engineer at Puppet Labs, talked about the future of configuration management, and how the emerging and future technologies will still need to have configuration management into account.

  • Config Management Camp: Lean Configuration Management

    Jez Humble, co-author of "Continuous Delivery" and "Lean Enterprise" and VP at Chef, presented the second Config Management Camp keynote, sharing the principles that enable high throughput and stability and the configuration management practices behind them, using models drawn from the Lean movement.

  • Config Management Camp: BOSH, CoreOS and Kubernetes

    Andrew Clay Shafer, senior director of technology at Pivotal, presented at Config Management Camp on BOSH, the project used to deploy Cloud Foundry PaaS, while Kelsey Hightower, developer advocate at CoreOS, talked about CoreOS and Kubernetes, the open source project started by Google to manage a cluster of Linux containers.

  • Config Management Camp: Beyond Configuration Management

    Mitchell Hashimoto, founder of HashiCorp and creator of Vagrant, presented the first Config Management Camp keynote, describing the status of the datacenter in the past and today, the existing problems and outlining solutions, such as distributed systems, failure tolerance or usage of containers.

  • FOSDEM Configuration Management: Open Source Infrastructure

    Spencer Krum and Elizabeth K. Joseph shared their experience both using and providing the public infrastructure used by OpenStack at the configuration management developer room at FOSDEM.

  • FOSDEM Configuration Management: Consul First Steps and Orchestration of Services with Juju

    FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting, took place this weekend in Brussels, Belgium, with over 4000 participants. This year the conference had over 40 tracks, both official and developer rooms organized by different communities, dedicated to diverse subjects such as Ruby, virtualization or config management.

  • FOSDEM Configuration Management: Practices for Infrastructure as Code and Puppet Modules

    FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting, took place this weekend in Brussels, Belgium, with over 4000 participants. This year the conference had over 40 tracks, both official and developer rooms organized by different communities, dedicated to diverse subjects such as Ruby, virtualization or config management.

  • Proactively Monitor Configuration Changes with Tripwire

    Most companies still manually track configuration changes using a wiki or spreadsheet. Only the most basic information such as IP addresses are included, as recording everything is just too tedious. Even knowing basic information such as who made the change is difficult and time consuming. Tripwire seeks to eliminate this problem by proactively monitoring configuration changes.

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