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Pitfalls of application deployment processes (part 2 of 3)

Pitfalls of application deployment processes (part 2 of 3)

| February 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Continuing from part one of the pitfalls of deployment processes, there are four more common pitfalls companies must avoid in order to achieve the […]

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Configuration Management: Predictions for 2011

Configuration Management: Predictions for 2011

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

For 2011, efficiency and reliability are still very much key drivers for Configuration Management (CM). Having adjusted to the restructurings of the past year, […]

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Pitfalls of Application Deployment Processes (part 1 of 3)

Pitfalls of Application Deployment Processes (part 1 of 3)

| January 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Enterprise software deployment is a complex process. Errors during the deployment process not only impact the development and IT operations side of an organization, […]

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IT Must Embrace Automation

IT Must Embrace Automation

| January 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Just found an interesting article on why IT Must Embrace Automation by Ann All from IT Business Edge: Is there any doubt that IT […]

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Why DevOps Will Be Hot in 2011

Why DevOps Will Be Hot in 2011

| January 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Just found an interesting article on why DevOps will be hot in 2011 by Michael Vizard from IT Business Edge: For a long time […]

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Why application deployment scripts fall short in supporting today’s enterprise.

Why application deployment scripts fall short in supporting today’s enterprise.

| December 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

Application deployment scripts have been around for some time now and today they still play a major role in the enterprise when it comes […]

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Deployment Automation vs. Server Provisioning

Deployment Automation vs. Server Provisioning

| December 20, 2010 | 3 Comments

In my two previous blogs, I compared deployment automation to build automation and release management automation respectively. Build automation tools automate the building of […]

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Embracing Downtime: Why 99.999…% Availability is Not Always Better

Embracing Downtime: Why 99.999…% Availability is Not Always Better

| December 8, 2010 | 6 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, my ever-active colleagues Marco Mulder and Serge Beaumont organised an nlscrum meetup about “Combining Scrum and Operations”, with presentations […]

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Deployment Automation vs. Release Management Automation

Deployment Automation vs. Release Management Automation

| November 25, 2010 | 2 Comments

In a previous blog, I compared deployment automation to build automation. I wrote about the differences between the build and the deployment process and […]

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Deployment automation vs. build automation

Deployment automation vs. build automation

| October 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Since make was introduced in 1977 to automatically build software, more areas of the software construction and release process have been automated. In fact, […]

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