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Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly

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Six Telltale Signs It's Time To Stop Writing Configuration Management Code

Any DevOp team wants to write clean code that enables minimum downtime, scales to meet demand and can be easily maintained. This, however, isn’t always easy to achieve. Some of the popular configuration management systems that development teams use include Chef, Puppet and CFEngine, to name a few.

Topics: Configuration Management

Containers Vs. Virtual Machines: Choosing The Best Option For Your Business

Only a few years ago, we heralded the arrival of the virtual machine (VM) as the answer to our problems concerning utilizing every resource on our server hardware. Virtual machines came along to revolutionize the way we thought about computing and it seemed as if all of our resource woes were finally coming to an end.

Topics: Configuration Management

Do’s And Dont’s For Scaling Up Your SaaS Startup

For successful SaaS companies, growth can happen at lightning speed. A great software product can propel any small SaaS startup from obscurity to worldwide fame virtually overnight. When this happens, scaling up becomes an immediate priority that, if ill-prepared for, can seriously undermine a promising newcomer’s ability to step into the spotlight and deliver the goods consistently.

Topics: SaaS

Improve Your Deployment Pipeline With Continuous Delivery

To move a project through the delivery pipeline effectively, you need some level of automation. Delivering software isn’t simply a process of taking one set of files and copying them over to a new environment – it’s a delicate orchestration of processes. And with more businesses looking to adopt DevOps into their organizations, those who have been at it for some time know that their advantage over newcomers will soon run out.

Topics: Continuous Delivery

Scalability Solutions: Is Your Site Prepared For Popularity?

We’re living in a high-volume, high-velocity information era and businesses are feeling the pressure to adopt, adapt – or die. Not only must they cater to oceans of internal, social, web and customer data, but they also need the expertise, processes and people in place to usher in new ways of doing business that cater to the demands of the 21st century customer. But while transformation in the digital era has become essential for every business, it’s also very much a process.

Topics: DevOps

Configuration Management And Containers: Which Is Better?

Configuration management is best understood through a simple example. If you, a new sysadmin, were to configure a web server with your Linux knowledge, you would know the commands to install packages and perhaps even build a few of your own. After editing some configuration files, loading kernel modules, restarting services, applying a few troubleshooting principles and documenting as you go along, a few things don’t work.

Topics: Configuration Management

Continuous Delivery Tools: A Definitive Ranking

In this blog, we’re rounding up a few of the most popular tools in the DevOps and continuous software delivery multiverse. As the world of DevOps continues to evolve and produce business technology at a faster rate, the number of tools needed to orchestrate delivery pipelines that are fast, efficient, and robust is on the rise.

Topics: Continuous Delivery

Tips For Creating An Effective Hybrid Cloud Architecture

Cloud computing caused a fundamental change in how businesses build IT systems. It also changed the way IT teams interface with technology and the people who use it. Traditionally, if a business unit had a need for a new resource, IT would head down a series of reactive steps to get budget, find the right solution and, hopefully, implement a few months down the line.

Topics: Cloud Computing

A Continuous Delivery Checklist For Development Agencies

The continuous delivery suite of methodologies improves the speed, reliability, and frequency at which software applications are released into live environments, thereby allowing businesses to benefit from them much quicker. But getting complex behind-the-scenes processes to gel and bringing people together to build an effective delivery pipeline requires an understanding of what it takes to get it off the ground.

Topics: Continuous Delivery

5 Things To Consider Before Switching To Containers

Within the last five years, we've seen excitement build for technologies like the cloud and The Internet of Things as just two. You've probably heard about container technology in-between those aforementioned topics, yet you've put off learning about it until recently.

Containers relate offhandedly to the cloud, though it provides a whole other level of tech service bringing far more efficiency in running applications.

Topics: Containers