IT Management and Cloud Blog


Cloud Cafe #31 – Opscode Introduces Chef

Friday, January 16th, 2009

It was a busy day for Adam Jacob the CTO of the startup Opscode. He spent the day trying to push out the first release of an exciting new “Cloud Orchestration” product while fighting internet provider/bandwidth issues and pesty geeks like me. However, at the end f the day we got this fantastic podcast on [...]

Announcing Chef

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

With Chef, you can: Manage your servers by writing code, not by running commands. Integrate tightly with your applications, databases, LDAP directories, and more. Easily configure applications that require knowledge about your entire infrastructure. Looks like this could be a very interesting product.  It looks like they already have a working customer and it’s Engine [...]

What Happened to Vertebra?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Randy Bias of GoGrid asks what ever happened to the interesting “Vertebra” project that was announced at Velocity earlier this year.  Vertebra was to be another one of these configuration “Cloud” tools along the lines of Puppet, Scalr, and others.  Here is the link: What Happened to Vertebra?

Do you know about MRO?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

You probably should.It has over 10,000 customers, over 300k users, and have products in over 120 countries. And it is owned by IBM, which has gotten back in the game of service request management with the MRO technology. If all that doesn’t get you excited, maybe this will: how about IBM mixing MRO’s world class [...]

iLike HJK and Puppet

Monday, September 10th, 2007

iLike HJK and Puppet If you are looking at an easier, cheaper way to manage configuration, you should check out this product.