Complex Complexity. Simplified.

July 29, 2016 0 Comments

We in IT live in a complex world. While complexity is rapidly increasing, we are working hard on simplifying it. The two things occurring at.

Chef Habitat first impressions.

June 14, 2016 0 Comments

I, like many of you, attended the LiveStream of Chef unveiling Habitat. I find the system super-intriguing, and the disruption it potentially causes to be.

Automation Opportunity – The AT&T effect.

June 6, 2016 0 Comments

Recently I switched my cell phone service from Verizon to AT&T. Taking advantage of modern day conveniences, I made the switch online with a call.

Rebuilding After Disaster: DevOps is the first step

May 26, 2016 0 Comments

If you’ve ever stood in the ruins of what was once your datacenter and pondered how much work you had to do and how little.

Hardware By Hand

May 23, 2016 0 Comments

The world of datacenter automation is a complex one. We all knew that going into it, but faced with the reality of varying hardware, operating.

HAL in the Datacenter

May 16, 2016 0 Comments

Full Datacenter Automation – minus the AI (for now) In Arthur C Clark’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL 9000 was the AI. Everyone knows that..

Rethinking Operations Automation

May 9, 2016 0 Comments

The world of automated provisioning has come a long way in a short time. From hand deploying everything from temporary VMs to complex clustered systems,.

13 (or so) Questions to ask when evaluating server provisioning tools

April 12, 2016 0 Comments

Every technology market has a set of questions that is good to have on hand when you look at the products that serve the market..

Automation Aggregation: StackiFest!

March 23, 2016 0 Comments

Taking a break from being non-salesy to tell you about something that I think is really cool, and happens to be sponsored by my employer..

Free as in Beer.

March 9, 2016 0 Comments

Many years ago, I wrote a blog that aimed to help organizations evaluate open source projects in terms of enterprise suitability. That blog was lost.

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