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Oct122011

Devops Drop 027



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Follow Damon Edwards on Twitter: @damonedwards 

 

Notes:

Devops tools fools and other smart things

http://ow.ly/6V0BG 

 

-Craftsman vs artist...

-It’s not about the tools it’s about the craftsmanship

-Tools as objects to think with

-Create places and spaces to create boundary objects

-Boundary objects give way to technical debt...

-Craftsman swaps (Week) Craftsman journey (week)... 

-Automation free up time to do more design... 

 

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Evolving Continuous Deliver - Chris Read (GotoCon 2011)

http://ow.ly/6TRTW 

 

What we were told... (the ROE)

-Single Source Repository

-Automate Build and Testing

-Publish Latest Distributable

-Every Commit Builds

-Test in Production Like Environment

-Keep Builds Fast

-Use Information Radiators

-Automate Deployment

-Build Binary Once

-Promote Binary Through Stages

 

Initial State

-Releasing daily from developer

-workstations to production

-No Continuous Integration!

-Using Fig for dependency management

 

Stage 1 

-Standardize and Re-factor the build scripts

- Add Continuous Integration server

-Set up an Information Radiator

 

Later Stages....

-Sideline the Continuous Integration loop

-Bake the Continuous Integration safeties

into the deployment scripts

-Automate server builds

-Start to scale services out

-Fracture services out into stacks

-Stage the binaries

-Fast rollbacks

 

-1 Week to 30 minutes... 

-Requires architectural vision & discipline

-Short code half life & unix philosophy

-Minimize risk by co-locating customers

-Prodigious monitoring

 

 

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Information radiator

http://alistair.cockburn.us/Information+radiator

 

An Information radiator is a display posted in a place where people can see it as they work or walk by. It shows readers information they care about without having to ask anyone a question. This means more communication with fewer interruptions.

 

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Launch EC2 Spot Instances in a Virtual Private Cloud

http://ow.ly/6UFbW 

 

We've combined two popular AWS features, Amazon EC2 Spot Instances and the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). You can now create a private, isolated section of the AWS cloud and make requests for Spot Instances to be launched within it.

 

 

Launching Spot Instances into Amazon VPC requires special capacity behind the scenes, which means that the Spot Price for Spot Instances in an Amazon VPC will float independently from those launched outside of Amazon VPC.

 

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IBM to Acquire System Software Company Platform Computing to Extend Reach of Technical Computing

 

http://ow.ly/6TRS6 

 

 

Clusters, Grids and Clouds... 

 

IBM is a weird bird.. They buy overpriced companies just before they are about to go obsolete.  Cognos... Big Data?  Platform Computing... Cycle Computing.. Openstack.. 

 

Either they are stupid or they run the numbers and release there is money to make in the interim.. 

 

IBM's recent acquisitions (last 3 yrs) seem to be untimely unlike their prior 10 years...

 

 

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Opscode Community Summit

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Opscode+Community+Summit

 

Nov 29 & 30 2011 Seattle

 

-What is the roadmap for Opscode & Chef?-

-What must we do to expand & thrive?-

-What best practices have emerged & how should we share them?

-How will our community grow while serving experts and welcoming newcomers?

-What should the Opscode Conference & other events in 2012 cover?

 

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Russian Nginx raises $3 million from international investors

http://ow.ly/6TRO4 

 

 

Russian company Nginx raised $3 million from German BV Capital, Russian Runa Capital andMSD Capital, Michael Dell‘s venture fund, as reported by RBK Daily.

 

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