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How-to: Fix Your Horrifically Inconsistent IT State

This article is part of our ongoing How-to series that focuses on ways to keep your environment ready and yourself sane in real world scenarios.

Filed under: configuration, policies, UpGuard101, how-to, IT operations

7 Configuration Management (CM) Tools You Need to Know About

 In a few short years DevOps has gone from a fringe movement to a must-have for any IT leader. There's a lot of buzz around it, but there's alot of practical knowledge in there as well. Provisioning environments, deploying applications, maintaining infrastructures--these are all critical yet delicate tasks traditionally done by hand. What if we could get a machine to do all that stuff for us, not just saving hours of work but also removing the element of human error?

Filed under: chef, configuration, puppet, ansible, powershell, docker, salt, cfengine