Topics for this podcast:
*Continuent extends MySQL replication to Oracle Database
*CFEngine updates server automation software
*Devops moving mainstream
*Neo Technology integrates with Spring
*451 CAOS report from Hadoop World
both the oldest and the newest of the popular tools for
automating site administration. Mark Burgess invented it as a
free software project in 1993, and years later, as deployments in
the field outgrew its original design he gave it a complete
rethink and developed the powerful concept of promise
theory to make it modular and maintainable. In this guise as
version 3, CFEngine stands along with two other pieces of free
software, Puppet and Chef, as key parts of enterprise computing.
Along the way, Burgess also started a commercial venture,
CFEngine AS, that maintains both the open source and proprietary
versions of CFEngine.
Diego Zamboni has recently taken the position of Senior Security Advisor at CFEngine AS and is writing a book for O'Reilly on CFEngine 3. I talked to him this week about the recent new …[Read more]
It’s been some time now that we’ve been talking about devops, the pushing together of application development and application deployment via IT operations, in the enterprise. To keep up to speed on the trend, 451 CAOS attended PuppetConf, a conference for the Puppet Labs community of IT administrators, developers and industry leaders around the open source Puppet server configuration and automation software. One thing that seems clear, given the talk about agile development and operations, cloud computing, business and culture, our definition of devops continues to be accurate.
Another consistent part of devops that also emerged at PuppetConf last week was the way it tends to introduce additional stakeholders beyond software developers and IT …[Read more]
The ASF threatens to withdraw from the JCP. The demise of the Symbian Foundation. And more.
# The Apache Software Foundation said it will terminate its relationship with the JCP if its rights are not upheld.
# The Symbian Foundation is no more. It will transition to become a licensing operation for the Symbian OS.
# Gluster raised $8.5m series B funding from Index Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners.
So about 4 monts ago there was the crazy idea to start a new FOSS event in Belgium targeted at sysadmins.
What started out as an event for local people to meet local people with some local speakers actually ended up being a small local event with some top international speakers on onfiguration mananagement and system administration mixed with a bunch of good local ones !
I had the honour to open the conference with an extremely short version of the Devops talk I gave earlier last year.. extremely short as I knew that over the course of the weekend the topic would reoccur a lot.
We had the first european talk on Chef, by Joshua Timberman, and we had Puppet talks amongst by Dan Bode from Puppetlabs and CFengine talks , devops was a frequently dropped word,
We had a book raffle where …[Read more]
EMC buys some, but not all, of SourceLabs. Cfengine launches data center automation software. Open source and TCO. Measuring corporate contributions to open source. And more.
Self-repairing Data Center Automation solution released Cfengine
DotNetNuke Moves to CodePlex DotNetNuke[Read more]