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5 Tools to Aid DevOps

Converging IT development and operations into DevOps have come a long way, and yet, the two should have grown together like Siamese twins. Developers need sysadmins as much as sysadmins need developers. Collaboration is the way winning software and infrastructure are built. And that's all the market wants: effective systems with which to run businesses. DevOps can claim substantial ground today, thanks to the persistence of players from both sides of the sysadmin-developer divide. While the segment is still evolving, various tools have been developed to help the Devs and the Ops collaborate more effectively.

Filed under: ALM, devops, SDN

Techno Arms Dealers & High Frequency Traders

Today represents the hottest time to be in financial markets - nanosecond response times, the ability to affect global markets in real time, and lucrative spot deals in dark pools being all the rage. For companies who do business in these times, it is a technical arms race, worthy of a Reagan era analogy.

Filed under: ALM, High Frequency Trading, SDLC, configuration management, devops, HFT

Operational Acceptance Testing

How Can Operational Acceptance Testing Be Automated?

Filed under: ALM, chef, SDLC, puppet

PMLC, ALM, and Configuration Management

Acronym Soup - Project Management, Application Development, and Operations Methodologies

Filed under: ALM, SDLC, CMDB, ITIL

Configuration Tests as Automation Requirements

While there are many benefits to cloud computing, one of the major difficulties is migrating from the in-house servers to a cloud computing platform. Configuration issues can develop when a company does not have the right tools, and when it lacks clear communication.

Filed under: ALM, configuration testing, security, IT automation, chef, puppet, Cloud Computing, Legacy systems, Configuration Drift

Configurations as a Service

Cloud CMDB - Where to Next?

Cloud providers and IT shops must engage in unit testing for infrastructure management. A cloud provider is an organization that provides a component of cloud computing to businesses or individuals. The cost is usually based on a per-use model.

Filed under: ALM, chef, SDLC, puppet, cloud, CMDB, ITIL

Application Configuration Testing

Application Configuration Acceptance Testing - Huh?

Filed under: ALM, configuration testing, SDLC, CMDB

Wasting Time Manually Testing

The Sinkhole That is Manual Configuration Testing

Testing is a crucial part of software development: it involves the execution of a program with the goal of locating errors. Successful tests are able to uncover new errors that can then be corrected before the software is released.

Filed under: ALM, chef, SDLC, puppet, CMDB, automation

Release Testing Basics

Release Testing

Filed under: ALM, CMDB