Configuration Management and DevOps News
February 20, 2017
Seeking to improve the workflow efficiencies of corporate IT shops, ServiceNow incorporates IBM's cognitive technology with its services automation platform.
January 27, 2017
IT never sleeps, and 2017 will keep them on their toes. Experts and IT professionals weigh in on their expectations for the cloud, containers and DevOps.
December 22, 2016
Rancher container management rode into town for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2016, and the government department hasn't looked back since.
December 14, 2016
Puppet Enterprise is expected to add multisite disaster recovery that could offer a cheaper alternative to long-distance vMotion for Puppet masters.
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When developers want to work one way and operations wants to work another, a unified set of IT management tools helps bridge the gap and smooth workflows. Continue Reading
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The multicloud model presents unique configuration management challenges. When choosing a tool, enterprises should compare cloud native and third-party options carefully. Continue Reading
Most configuration management tools aim at the same targets, but they employ a variety of techniques to reach those targets. Continue Reading
If a company moves only 30% of workloads from its data center to the public cloud, that will reduce IT ops demand. Is there still a role for the ops engineer? Continue Reading
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The market for change management automation software is increasing, as networks become more complex and virtual. Continue Reading
Configuration management specialists have to know the rules and know when to break them. Here's how to get developers, IT staff and project owners on your side. Continue Reading
Are you using Puppet to its full potential? This chapter excerpt on Puppet automation can help sys admins get the most out of the management tool throughout the IT infrastructure. Continue Reading
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CMDB discovery tools have been around for quite a long time because their need is pretty obvious. Organizations are generally understaffed to do the daily work. Many just do not staff to ... Continue Reading
An NMS provides real-time feedback about operations and performance. A CMDB maintains relationships between components of an environment. Should we have both? Continue Reading
There are many reasons to set up a virtual home lab, not least of all for career advancement and learning. Occasionally, it can be fun too. Continue Reading