February 2014

    From simple automation to proactive orchestration

    Automation as We Know It Today If you haven't been hiding in a cave in the last year or two, you've probably heard the terms devops and infrastructure automation more than once... But even today, infrastructure automation is mostly focused on setup and deployment of complex systems. For example, if...

    Coding to Various Cloud APIs Using an All encompassing Uber Abstraction Layer

    Intro to JClouds JClouds, a Java framework that helps developers use cloud APIs, at its onset, was a one man shop written by Adrian Cole (@adrianfcole) who is a gifted Java programmer and architect, to say the least.  It has since been awarded the open source badge of honor equivalent,...

    Cloud Automation with WinRM vs SSH

    Automation the Linux Way In the Linux world SSH, secure shell, is the de facto standard for remote connectivity and automation for the purpose of logging into a remote machine to install tools and run commands.  It's pretty much ubiquitous, runs across multiple Linux versions and distributions, and every Linux...

    Behavior Driven Development and User Experience

    Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is the new "buzz word" for the programming concept of Test Driven Development (TDD).  This change in terminology is the result of the realization that the features of a product are, in fact, just behaviors that the developer needs to be aware of, test, and develop. ...

    Networking from Then to Cloud

    What does networking actually mean? Networking is a fairly abstract term, it means different things to different people. This is because, in contrast to compute and storage, networking is comprised of many components, and their different network functions including load balancers, routers, firewalls, switches and more. Each of these plays...

    Deployment Automation, Cloud Management & Monitoring with Puppet & Cloudify

    Ok, so our new configuration is great, but now it's time to think about taking our cloud automation (see previous post) to the next level. While Puppet takes care of our deployment phase, we are still stuck with manual provisioning of the machine and manual management of the post-deployment phase,...

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