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DevOps: Who Does it Best? In theory, DevOps is good for every business. But if there's one thing I've learned from talking to people in the DevOps community, it's that theory doesn't always translate perfectly to reality. Theory is an advertisement; reality is a data set. That's why ScriptRock partnered with Microsoft to sponsor a DevOps study from Saugatuck Technology. It's not surprising, then, that when Saugatuck polled IT Leaders, Implementers, and Developers they found that "DevOps" had different meanings for each. Not only did each group hope to achieve different goals, they also rated the success of existing DevOps initiatives at their companies differently. DevOps as a goal is good for everyone, but the particular practices and technologies are more or less beneficial depending on the environment where they are introduced. Another variable in the DevOps ad... (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)

Another Day, Another OpenSSL Vulnerability

If you're one of the unfortunate ones who woke up to a frantic text from their boss this morning, there's some small consolation: today's OpenSSL vulnerabilities probably aren't as horrific as Heartbleed! Hooray, great job everyone! The bad news is that you still have to patch your environment, and before you can even do that—do you even know what you've got? There's a kind of configuration "fog of war" over IT that's been a fact of life for as long as IT has been around, especially in established environments. Sure, you could manually dig into each machine and run openssl versio... (more)

Declarative vs. Imperative Models By @ScriptRock | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Declarative vs. Imperative Models for Configuration Management: Which Is Really Better? As a group of concepts, DevOps has converged on several prominent themes including continuous software delivery, automation, and configuration management (CM). These integral pieces often form the pillars of an organization’s DevOps efforts, even as other bigger pieces like overarching best practices and guidelines are still being tried and tested. Being that DevOps is a relatively new paradigm - movement - methodology - [insert your own label here], standards around it have yet to be codifie... (more)

GuardRail for Internet of Things By @ScriptRock | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Whenever there's a lot to lose, GuardRail is the solution to ensure correct configuration state. Often this means working the enterprises in banking, transportation, and ecommerce, but the Internet of Things introduces risks to the most mission critical system of them all: your home. We're proud to announce that GuardRail will be shipped on chip for the first generation of Ninja Spheres, providing overwatch for the state of the Sphere and the assurance that every configuration item is secure. By constantly inspecting the Sphere, GuardRail provides an assurance against a threat ... (more)