Posts Tagged ‘ Chef ’

Recap of #ChefConf 2014

April 28, 2014
By
agilecloud

I had the privilege of attending #ChefConf 2014 in San Francisco last week. The theme of the event was “Delivering Delight.” The Chef speakers came out pumped up. They were loud, like the heavy metal music that played in the background (see playlist here), dropping f-bombs as adjectives to emphasize how jacked up they were about…

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Five Signs That Your DevOps Initiative Is Failing

August 12, 2013
By
agilecloud

The DevOps movement is gaining more momentum each day. But like any other popular buzzword, many companies will follow the hype and try to run before they can walk. Here are 5 common signs that should raise a red flag that the DevOps initiative is on a path for failure.

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Docker: Delivering Agility One Container at a Time

July 12, 2013
By
agilecloud

One of the most interesting innovations that I have seen is Docker. Docker is a Linux container engine that is simplifying the process of delivering environments.

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SaltStack is Gaining Momentum

June 28, 2013
By
Agile Cloud Development

In the world of DevOps, the names Chef and Puppet have been synonymous with systems and configuration management in the cloud. But now it is time to make room for a third synonym, Salt. Salt, short for SaltStack, was started in the basement of Founder and CTO Tom Hatch.

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IT as a Service: Not Just for a Cloud

March 7, 2013
By
DataCenterVirtualization

I was going to write about how building a cloud is similar to moving, but the more I think about it, the more I think people are confusing an automated virtual environment with a cloud: IT as a Service is not just about cloud. Having automation does not imply your virtual environment is a cloud…

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Security Automation = Good Security Practice

January 24, 2013
By
VirtualizationSecurity

As I shoveled even more snow, I was starting to think about automation, as in how could I get something to shovel the snow for me, which lead to thinking about automation within the cloud. I see lots of discussion about automation in the cloud. Many of my friends and colleagues are developing code using…

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Infrastructure as Code: From Bottleneck to Test-Driven

January 16, 2013
By
agilecloud

Treating infrastructure as code and managing it using proven agile development practices leads to greater business agility

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