Docker vs CoreOS Rkt

Unless you've been hiding under a rock in a datacenter from the last century, chances are you've heard of Docker, the leading software container solution on the market. And if so, you've likely heard of its chief competitor CoreOS as well. ...

Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services vs GitHub

When it comes to modern software development, collaboration is the name of the game; to this end, development teams have more than ample selection of tools at their disposal these days. With a user base in the double digit millions, GitHub ...

TeamCity vs Jenkins for Continuous Integration

Continuous Integration (CI) is one of the formative concepts behind DevOps, driven by a need to regularly integrate new and changed code back into the master repository, and is often combined with Continuous Delivery (CD) to achieve faster ...

ITIL vs DevOps

People seem to have a hard time deciding what DevOps even is, much less how (or whether) it compares to a highly structured methodology like ITIL. To answer the big questions up front: no, you don’t have to choose between DevOps and ITIL; ...

DevOps and Goliath: The Microsoft Toolchain

Most people associate DevOps with open source platforms and applications and with good reason. In the forward for the book Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET, Dave Farley, who literally wrote the book on continuous delivery, writes, ...

Tripwire vs Puppet

  In terms of what they do and how they work, Tripwire and Puppet have little overlap. Tripwire is for monitoring changes and Puppet is for configuring servers. The reason for tracking changes and configuring servers, however, brings them ...

Could This Be The Ultimate DevOps Dashboard?

Many enterprise software hopefuls tackle the final stretch to becoming a mature offering through the development of an easy-to-use management GUI. This is especially true of DevOps and automation tools, as quite a few solutions have ...

Puppet vs Chef Revisited

Puppet and Chef have both evolved significantly since we covered them last—suffice to say, we’re long overdue in revisiting these two heavy-hitters. In this article we’ll take a fresh look at their core components along with new ...

Open Source Chef vs Hosted Chef vs. On Premises Chef

          Chef is one of the most widely-used CM tools today, arguably playing second fiddle to the mighty Puppet. The tool is written in Ruby and Erlang, uses a pure-Ruby DSL in the Knife CLI, and includes a nice GUI for easy management. ...

Opsworks vs Hosted Chef

Opsworks and Chef are very similar Configuration Management (CM) tools. Opsworks is actually built on the Chef framework, then customized for Amazon’s giant cloud environment AWS. Hosted Chef is an IaaS solution from Chef parent company ...

Pallet vs Puppet

Configuration Management (CM) tools like Pallet and Puppet are to sysadmin and DevOps professionals what a dishwasher is to an exhausted homeowner who’s just come home to the pile of dirty dishes from last night’s party – a huge life and ...

SCCM vs Puppet

Open-source vs. proprietary? In the software universe, this debate has raged on in almost all sub-sectors – OS’s, databases, and even in the CM arena, where SCCM vs. Puppet are two of the heavyweight champs slugging it out. But beyond that ...

Ansible vs Puppet

Today’s sys admin and devops professionals have to manage, on average, a much larger number of servers hosting a much larger number of applications, than their counterparts from as recently as the 90’s. Blame this on the exponential growth ...

AWS vs Rackspace - Let the CloudWars begin!

AWS and Rackspace are both giants of the cloud infrastructure services arena. Although to paraphrase George Orwell’s famous novella, all cloud providers are not created equal. So let’s take a closer look at our pugilists before placing ...

Puppet vs Salt

Two factors have resulted in a corresponding increase in the number of servers supported by today’s sys admin - virtualization and the massive growth of computing in the organization. Even in small and medium-sized companies, it is not ...
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