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IT Automation and Orchestration News
April 11, 2017
Microsoft nabbed a small Kubernetes development company that could play a big part to make Kubernetes for Windows ready for prime time.
March 03, 2017
Docker repackaged its container management tools in an effort to sweeten the appeal to enterprises.
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.
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Salt configurations usually involve at least one minion controlled by a master, but that's not always necessary. See how to use Salt to run a single machine in masterless mode. Continue Reading
Shell scripts can improve speed and automation for sys admins beyond what's possible with graphical user interfaces. Dana French's books cover advanced shell scripting for experienced users. Continue Reading
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You can make sys admins happier and more productive with easily implemented practices, which includes forcing them to do their least favorite chore. Continue Reading
Compare the progressive stages of IT maturity against your organization's use of documentation, goal orientation and automation; then discover areas for improvement. Continue Reading
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