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Infrastructure 2.0 (An oldie but a goodie)

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Since I can not be at Velocity this week due to this silly thing called making money I thought I would dust off a relevant topic.  About a year ago Luke coined the term Infrastructure 2.0.  At the time I thought it was a great concept, however; I had no idea how relevant it would [...]

Puppet at Google

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

I have been screaming to the IBM/Tivoli enterprise crowd about this tool for over a year now… If it’s good enough for Google it’s probably good enough for you… Puppet at Google – RedMonk Radio Episode 48 …

Puppet takes on automation of the cloud

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Puppet takes on automation of the cloud In other words, as more services move to the cloud or to complex, virtualized environments, with higher server counts and an ever-increasing cost of downtime, a system like Puppet becomes critical plumbing.

Managing servers with Puppet

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Managing servers with Puppet So, I’ve been working on this project recently. In this project there’s no use of version control – in fact, we don’t even have staging or development environments. All changes were just made to the live server, in an ad hoc way, by a variety of people. And inevitably we’ve ended [...]

Why Only Two?

Friday, April 25th, 2008

A few people have asked my why only two for my “Mighty Two”. I have been specifically asked why not OpenNMS and Nagios The simple answer is that Hyperic and Zenoss are software companies and OpenNMS and Nagios are projects. Both Hyperic and Zenoss both have software company infrastructures. This means they have full time [...]

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