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August 31, 2017
Pivotal Container Service brings Kubernetes to vSphere while NSX adds security, but the new service raises questions about VMware's own container projects.
June 02, 2017
Networking industry pros discuss the Chef automation tool and how it can be used as a network automation tool. They also examine the evolution of AI and talk about a controller upgrade gone bad.
May 15, 2017
Enterprises trust Puppet configuration management, but the company must win over a new audience of DevOps teams with capabilities that matter to them.
April 13, 2017
Red Hat Summit 2017 is quickly upon us. Catch up on what Red Hat has been up to this year and what to expect from the summit -- from DevOps to container and API management.
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Ansible is easy to use for IT ops pros, and it supports multicloud functionality within its automation structure. This simple walkthrough gets sys admins started with the tool. Continue Reading
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Detailed IT asset inventories are a result of granular asset tracking and lead to better server and storage management -- among other benefits. Continue Reading
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Admins use cloud automation and orchestration to reduce manual tasks and errors. Use these five tips to explore options for tools, implementation strategies and more. Continue Reading
Ansible is a valuable configuration management tool for many IT shops that use Red Hat products. But there's still room for deeper Red Hat-Ansible integration down the line. Continue Reading
Developers can use Amazon ECR or AWS OpsWorks to configure container images. While one service offers more control, the other integrates with Chef. Continue Reading
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Chef Habitat's strategy focuses on the dynamic application environment instead of static servers, approaching configuration management with a new focus. Continue Reading
This DSC book familiarizes administrators with Microsoft's change management tool, giving them the skills to clamp down on system configurations. Continue Reading
A major change in SUSE Manager 3 is that it's primarily built on Salt, rather than Spacewalk. Learn what else has changed, and how IT can take advantage of the latest release. Continue Reading
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SecOps is among the most daunting frontiers of DevOps transformation, but banks and the U.S. federal government are forging ahead using Puppet IT automation. Continue Reading
Administrators can use PowerShell to perform PKI encryption to protect sensitive data, but public or private key certificates need to be created first. Continue Reading
For desktop virtualization administrators, managing apps has become a difficult task. There are many apps and many users, and the old ways of updating and maintaining applications isn't working anymore. Enter: new app management tools. Continue Reading