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Thoughts on Orca 4.0 Release, Take a Look

Here at Orca we follow a general roadmap, but we always leave ample room to address user requests. And the theme of the 4.0 release is just that – addressing your requests and suggestions! We updated the architecture, made agent upgrades easier, enhanced some of our existing middleware connectors, and improved the first-time user’s experience in the Orca console. All in all, existing and new…
Joe Senner
March 13, 2018
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Orca Launches Drift Detector to address the “big three” items missing in other configuration management tools

We don’t launch new products very often here at Orca, so we’re pretty excited to announce our new Drift Detector product. This product launch thrills me for two reasons: 1) users now have a new and easier way to get their hands on Orca, and 2) this product focuses solely on the "big three" missing in other configuration management tools – drift detection visibility, application-centric…
Kristy McDougal
October 2, 2017
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Announcing Orca v3.5 (Part 2): New Linux-Unix Interfaces, “One-Click” Application Updates, Oracle Back End Support, Multiple Compliance Rule Sets

Orca 3.5, Part 2: New Capabilities Provide New Control and Insights. Orca version 3.5 has so many new time-saving notifications, automations, interfaces and new capabilities we had to break the listing into two parts. This is part 2. (Click here for Part 1) The Orca team is very excited about this release, which provides more efficiencies, easier debugging, new workflow functionality, and more. We think you’ll like…
Scott Turner
July 26, 2017
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Announcing Orca v3.5 (Part 1): WAS Status Interface, Workflow Promotion, Deployed Applications Tab, Updates

Orca 3.5, Part 1: Huge time savings from at-a-glance notifications and new automations Orca version 3.5 has so many new time-saving notifications and automations we had to break the listing into two parts. Here is part 1. The Orca team is very excited about this release, which provides more efficiencies, easier debugging, new workflow functionality, and more. We think you’ll like it! WAS Status Interface…
Scott Turner
July 26, 2017
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Orca makes 2017 Austin A-List of the Hottest Innovators

Austin region’s most innovative companies revealed Orca makes 2017 Austin A-List  AUSTIN, Texas, May 25, 2017 — The Austin Chamber revealed the 2017 Austin A-List of the Hottest Companies that includes 17 local companies in various stages that demonstrate business innovation.  About 175 companies were nominated and considered this year by a panel of independent judges.  "High growth startups play an important role in Austin’s economic…
Scott Turner
May 26, 2017
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Orca Named Gartner Cool Vendor in DevOps 2017

Orca’s innovative platform seamlessly integrates configuration management Austin, TX—May 08, 2017 – Orca, Configuration and Release Management Automation Platform, has been named a 2017 Cool Vendor in DevOps by Gartner, Inc. The annual Cool Vendor report evaluates emerging vendors that provide innovative, impactful and intriguing technologies. According to the report, “This year's Cool Vendors recognize that the scope of DevOps tools must evolve and innovate. In many…
Scott Turner
May 8, 2017
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Orca and Cherwell Announce Partnership to Automate Software Configuration Management

New product integration enables DevOps teams to implement faster, safer changes to critical applications Austin, TX – April 27, 2017 – Orca (orcaconfig.com), a leading innovator in software configuration management and release automation solutions, today announced a partnership and technology integration with Cherwell that slashes configuration change response times by 50% or more. The integration provides unique, end to end automation for making changes to…
Scott Turner
April 27, 2017
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Announcing Orca v3.4: User Scripts Library, At-a-glance Issues tab, Pool Controllers with F5 load balancer interface

New levels of flexibility and control in Orca v3.4 Zero Downtime in application release automation Better issue visibility Shorten time to detect and correct drift User Scripts Library provides more flexibility While we at Orca pride ourselves in providing out of the box (scripting-free) integrations to important middleware, databases, operating systems, ITSMs and more, we also know that our users often rely on their own custom…
Scott Turner
March 2, 2017
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DevOps Survey Results

DevOps Survey Says!  What our recent DevOps surveys tell us about the state of DevOps, Reliance on Scripting and IT Automation Scripting and IT automation A lot of IT Operations teams including Application Owners, Configuration Managers, Middleware Specialists, and Database Administrators are managing infrastructure configuration change with manual processes, spreadsheets and scripts.  They are spending a lot of time writing and maintaining a lot of…
Scott Turner
December 1, 2016
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DevOps Enterprise Summit 2016 (DOES2016) – three takeaways

OpsDev is the New DevOps and Other Observations  Lessons learned from DOES2016  DevOps Enterprise Summit 2016 (#DOES2016) in San Francisco was a big success. Here are 3 takeaways that may benefit you: DevDev--> DevOps -->OpsDev?: There was a noticeable shift this year to a more balanced Dev AND Ops message. This was true of the speakers, of the attendees and of the new solutions that are…
Scott Turner
November 17, 2016
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DevOps Approach to WebSphere Application Server Configuration Management

WebSphere Application Server configuration management does not have to be so difficult Time for a DevOps approach WebSphere Application Server configuration management: Traditional Approaches lead to Traditional Challenges Today admins are currently forced to do one of three things to configure their WebSphere Application Server (WAS): Use the WAS admin console to manually view configurations Write and maintain wsadmin scripts, or Maintain wsadmin scripts through an automation tool.…
Scott Turner
August 29, 2016
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Announcing Orca 2.1 – New Coverage for Schema, NGINX, NGINX Plus and YAML

See this announcement on DevOps.com http://devops.com/2015/11/20/orcaconfig-announces-new-support-nginx-schema-yaml/ With Orca’s version 2.1, enterprise IT Teams that operate in complex, heterogeneous environments now have even more coverage and support to automatically control their application environments. Users of NGINX and NGINX Plus, MS SQL Server and YAML files can now model their application ecosystem, enforce compliance and control of their application configurations, intelligently automate their workflows, and deliver audit-ready compliance reporting.…
Scott Turner
November 18, 2015
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Fmr. BMC DevOps GM Joins Trifectix as EVP WW Sales & Services

John J. Balena joins Trifectix Fmr. BMC DevOps GM to Lead Sales & Services Trifectix today announced the appointment of John J. Balena as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Services. Balena brings more than three decades of highly successful enterprise sales and DevOps leadership at large companies and early-stage, high-growth technology companies.  He brings his can-do leadership style to rapidly driving revenue growth and ensuring…
Scott Turner
September 10, 2015
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Announcing Orca v 2.0 – Continuous Configuration for Linux Applications and Middleware, Job Summary Views

Note: our coverage has expanded a lot since this blog. Click on the "About" menu or better yet, contact us to learn about our recent updates including out-of-the-box automations for configuration automation in AIX and WebSphere Application Servers environments.  Orca now supports Linux With its version 2.0, Orca introduces Linux support for Apache, MySQL and System Services with even more coverage to be announced. Now organizations with…
Scott Turner
September 1, 2015
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Configuration Management Survey Results 2015

Configuration Management Survey Results 2015 See how your organization's configuration management practices and tools stack up against our survey respondents.  Click here to view survey results in a new window.  We want to hear from you too. What do you think? Tell us in the moderated comments section below. We will review comments before posting.
Scott Turner
May 15, 2015