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XebiaLabs Named Cool Vendor for Release Management in Gartner Report

XebiaLabs Named Cool Vendor for Release Management in Gartner Report

| April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

XebiaLabs has been named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in the Cool Vendors in Release Management, 2011 report, published by analysts Ronni J. Colville, […]

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IT Must Embrace Automation

IT Must Embrace Automation

| January 10, 2011

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

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 | 0 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 | 0 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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Customize This: Tailoring deployment packages to your target environments

Customize This: Tailoring deployment packages to your target environments

| July 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sometime in the bright future, you will be able to deploy the same virtual appliance containing your application to all your target environments without […]

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Developing and deploying Java on middleware and in the cloud: rise of the Virtual Appliance?

Developing and deploying Java on middleware and in the cloud: rise of the Virtual Appliance?

| March 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

From Java EE to Google App Engine to GigaSpaces, the idea of developing against a middleware or “infrastructure” API is well established in the […]

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