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CoreOS Takes a Swipe at Docker By JDH If watching your in-laws awkwardly bicker on Thanksgiving weekend wasn't enough for you, this Docker vs. Rocket thing feels like a full-blown go in the Octagon. For context, CoreOS announced on Monday that they don't agree with the direction Docker is headed, and are creating their own container runtime called Rocket. They cite less-than-stellar security, speed, and overcomplexity as reasons to compete with Docker, and decided to take the matter into their own hands. The kickoff blog post, which uses a good bit of stern language (in the context of a product introduction anyway), says Docker's security model is "broken" and other bits are "fundamentally flawed." CoreOS intends to differentiate Rocket by keeping their container model simple and allowing users to avoid the "baggage" of Docker, while providing some novel security... (more)

Configuration Drift: The Cost of Complexity

Configuration Drift: The Cost of Complexity By JDJ Imagine this — you're rolling out a new version of your web app. Works great in the dev environment, and it's been signed off on in staging, so it gets rolled out to production. Things seem fine, so you call it a night. Then the support requests begin flooding in. Something's broken somewhere, and it's not immediately obvious how. Performance monitor shows the machines are running well, so it can't be that. Ah well, better crack one of those neon-colored energy drinks, it's time to roll back and log into these machines to look thr... (more)

Where DevOps Starts: Developers, Implementers, and Leaders

Where DevOps Starts: Developers, Implementers, and Leaders By Greg Pollock There's no right place to start with DevOps, but there are reasons that different people choose to start. There are also ways of communicating that make it more likely to take succeed in your organization. Being aware of the people you are talking to and the processes they work within can make your DevOps experiments more likely to grow into a business-wide culture. A forthcoming study sponsored by Microsoft and conducted by independent research firm Saugatuck Technology digs into the expectations different ... (more)

Tracking Your CloudFlare DNS Configuration By @ScriptRock | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Tracking Your CloudFlare DNS Configuration By Alistair Pialek Email is a mission critical application that is relied on to power business communication and collaboration capabilities on a day-to-day basis. It is a vital component of modern business and being able to send and receive email is of paramount importance. If you were to make a list of applications to track and control configuration changes of, email would be at the top of that list. Underpinning web and email communication, a businesses DNS zone file ranks as one of the most important configuration files you have pro... (more)

What's New in DevOps? Anything? By @ScriptRock | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

There's no doubt that in 2015 DevOps is real, and strong, and it is your friend. If you aren't investing in DevOps now, you should be. Ask anyone, or just be quiet while they yell at you, and you'll hear that you need DevOps. We can get behind that to a certain extent. We love the principles of DevOps, we take it seriously in our own development practices at ScriptRock, and we design our software to be equally usable by Devs and Ops to solve their shared problems. We've been listening and contributing to the DevOps conversation for a few years. Here's the problem: almost nothing h... (more)