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Scott Turner

DevOps Security through Change Control

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NEW White Paper: Achieving and Maintaining PCI Compliance with Centralized, Automated Change Control Enhance Security with DevOps Change Control  Devops teams value fast-moving, efficient releases, updates and improvements. Security teams value caution and analysis. So the topic of "DevOps Security" is a timely one. A few things are already clear: DevOps Security cannot simply be an add-on. If only it were that simple. No silver bullets....
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Compliance Reporting and Compliance Audits

By | Compliance, How Orca Works, Orca Blog | No Comments
How to Win at Compliance Reporting and Compliance Audits In IT, it’s hard enough satisfying your customers, colleagues, calendars and bosses with the software that you build and operate. But signing up for a life in IT should not mean that you signed up for a never ending root canal in the form of one tedious, nearly impossible-to-satisfy compliance audit after another. Audits and compliance...
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George Jetson automation -chasing the dream

By | Industry News, Orca Blog, Why Orca | No Comments
Note: This article was originally posted by our friends at DevOps.com | http://devops.com/features/george-jetson-automation-chasing-dream/ “His job was one simple thing—press a button. That’s all he had to do; press one button and sit back.” – Joe Barbera I wanted to be George Jetson when I grew up. Back in the days when watching Saturday morning cartoons in footed pajamas was the high point of my week, George’s...
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DevOps Configuration Management

By | Automation, Orca Blog, Risk / ROI, Why Orca | No Comments
DevOps configuration management & automation Your web application is not just a web application Your web application is not just a web application. In fact your web application might rely on hundreds of other applications, databases, web servers, load balancers, fail-overs as well as virtual environments, physical hardware and multiple datacenters -- not to mention the configurations that make everything work together. "My ecommerce app is so...
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Unique App-Centric and Middleware Configuration Management Solution for Windows and Linux!

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UPDATE: We don't just do Windows. Orca does Linux too! Click here to learn more.  Austin, TX April 9, 2015 – Trifectix, Inc., Austin area IT automation company debuts their app-centric and middleware configuration management solution, Orca. www.orcaconfig.com. A human-friendly DevOps solution focusing on visibility, control, and scripting-free automation for Windows, Orca will be the cure for many web application breaks and configuration chaos. (Yes, Orca handles Linux too!)...
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CIO Series: What is your Configuration Management Software ROI?

By | CIO Series, How Orca Works, Orca Blog, Risk / ROI | No Comments
(Looking for our configuration software ROI tool? Click here.) Sometimes you just ‘get it’. When you see and experience a true DevOps tool, you quickly and intuitively understand the savings in time and hassle that come from using it. Sometimes though it can be difficult to quantify the value of those savings and other benefits to colleagues, managers and finance people who have not used the tool or very possibly may not...
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Role based access control (RBAC) for Apps, Database and Middleware

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When we talk to systems administrators and other IT leaders about what they expect from their management solutions, we tend to hear a few common themes – and one of those themes is “Control”. Controlling when, how and where changes are promoted is central to Orca. But that is not quite enough. We also know that you need to control who can view and manage...
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Dependency Hell

By | Automation, Ecosystem Visibility, Orca Blog, Why Orca | No Comments
Something we hear way too often while talking to Software Architects is “When I fix this it breaks that.  When I add or move new applications, or change Windows (or Linux) application settings everything goes Kaboom.  When I make a change to database credentials and an app doesn't get changed, or is missed or fat fingered stuff breaks. It puts me in dependency hell!”  One...
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Configuration change management – coordinating calendars

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Configuration change management is difficult enough.  But planning configurations, coordinating personnel, using proper technologies and scheduling them within tight windows just seem to complicate an already complex task. What would make it better? Scheduling configuration changes, blackout dates and maintenance windows within your existing calendar system More than 2/3 of IT professionals preferred a tool that managed upcoming configuration dates, blackout dates and maintenance windows. Coordinating your...
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How to control configuration drift…beyond configuration monitoring

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Drift Happens Configuration drift is a widely experienced problem felt by most, if not all IT departments.  While there are a variety of causes of configuration drift, the degree of impact can vary from merely annoying to catastrophic.  It usually plays out like this: Your team is rolling out a new web based application.  Everyone is fired up because it works great in Dev, and...
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