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Modernizing Your DevOps Tool Chain

Build a DevOps tool chain that works today and tomorrow Doing Less with More? Or More with Less? Summary: Choose your DevOps tool chain carefully. Select tools that work with the IT you want and with the IT you have for cross-platform application release and configuration management.  The IT climate of “doing more with less” has evolved into an IT reality of “doing less with more”. Who…
Scott Turner
June 2, 2016
Orca BlogRisk / ROIUncategorizedWhy Orca

IT Migration from Today to Someday

“Here is a blank check. Spend whatever you need on IT migration and modernization of our entire IT environment right away”, said no one ever. IT Migration: Bridging Your Today IT to Your 'Someday' IT There are simply too many new game-changing technologies and platforms to adopt all at once. Until ‘someday’ arrives you have to prioritize where and how you spend your limited IT budget. What…
Scott Turner
March 28, 2016
Orca BlogRisk / ROIWhy Orca

Less than Free: Puppet, Chef & other Open Source

Free isn't Free It is easy to understand the appeal of Open Source tools. After all, immediate gratification, community and a “free” price are certainly attention-getting for many developers. But IT Ops teams and their managers need to be careful to consider all of the costs when choosing free software such as open source versions of Puppet or Chef (especially if they are operating in…
Scott Turner
January 8, 2016
Orca BlogRisk / ROIWhy Orca

Dev wants Open Source. Ops needs Scale, Stability, Support, Security & Speed. Now What?

Note: this article was originally published on DevOps.com devops.com/2015/12/09/dev-loves-open-source-ops-needs-scale-now/  Dev Loves Open Source Like so many other areas of enterprise software, when it comes to configuration and release management, many developers naturally gravitate to open source options. It’s no wonder that 90% of code in modern applications is open source - after all, open source provides developers with... Immediate gratification Just Google it! Community Don’t reinvent!…
Scott Turner
December 4, 2015
Orca BlogRisk / ROIWhy Orca

Comparing Orca, Puppet, Chef and Ansible

Comparing Puppet, Chef and Ansible? Orca is: Built for the Business Application Owner, eCommerce, DevOps, DBAs and IT Ops Ideal for Both Pre-Production & Production Application Model Driven No new syntax, declarative or scripting languages to learn Orca has: Highly Scalable, High Performance Architecture Out of the box support for Application Server, Database, Messaging System, Windows and Linux Intuitive Interface and Dashboard Environment-Aware Releases +…
Scott Turner
October 26, 2015
AutomationOrca BlogRisk / ROIWhy Orca

DevOps Configuration Management

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…
Scott Turner
April 15, 2015
CIO SeriesHow Orca WorksOrca BlogRisk / ROI

CIO Series: What is your Configuration Management Software ROI?

(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…
Scott Turner
April 5, 2015