Select the best configuration management tools for your company

Posted by Clive Longbottom on Sep 9, 2016 11:25:33 AM

What characterizes the best configuration management tools for your company? Read about the different tools available and which ones would address your company needs the best.

Choosing the best configuration management tools is not easy. There is a raft of options on the market, ranging from simple command-line interface scripting tools to full-blown packaging and provisioning systems, as well as application release automation and orchestration tools. The key to selecting the best configuration management tools is to focus on what the organization needs are and analyze which of the many offerings will suit your enterprise.

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Topics: devops, Configuration Management

DevOps and the IT platform

Posted by Clive Longbottom on Mar 4, 2015 11:32:20 AM

Historically, the development team has had a bit of a two-edged sword when it comes to their development environment.  It has tended to be separate to the production environment, so they can do whatever they want without any risk to operational systems.  The network tends to have been pretty self-enclosed as well, so they get super-fast speeds while they are working.  However, those positives are also negatives as they then find what had worked so blazingly fast in the development environment fails in the user experience stakes in the production environment due to slower servers, storage and networks.

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Topics: devops

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