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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
Industry NewsOrca Blog

OpsDev or DevOps?

DZone Interviews Orca's Kristy McDougal  OpsDev or DevOps, and when your app release problem is a configuration problem See the original article by Research Analyst, Tom Smith here on DZone Great talking with Kristy McDougal, Product and Sales Engineer and Co-Founder of Orca, a configuration automation company that optimizes application ecosystems for Fortune 100 companies. Kristy was a member of the VaraLogix team that was acquired…
Scott Turner
July 19, 2017
Annoucements

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
AutomationOrca BlogWhy Orca

6 Big, Bad Mistakes in Configuration Management, Part 1

Avoid these mistakes in configuration management Configuration problems come in many flavors. Some are mere nuisances. Often though, configuration errors can lead to more serious mishaps like application performance problems, policy compliance violations or even security vulnerabilities. They can often go undetected, quietly doing their damage in the background while everyone’s attention is focused elsewhere. Unfortunately, I find that configuration management is an area where…
Scott Turner
March 31, 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
AutomationOrca BlogWhy Orca

Using Orca with Ansible, Puppet or Chef for Full Stack Configuration Management and Automation

Already using Puppet or Chef or Ansible? Now add Orca for full stack configuration management and automation Players like Puppet, Chef and Ansible have gained market acceptance by catering to SysAdmins and their need to configure servers and operating systems. The good news is that the Configuration Management market is maturing as each of these tools add new features for their core SysAdmin customers. The better news is that new DevOps…
Scott Turner
October 27, 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
Industry NewsOrca BlogWhy Orca

George Jetson automation -chasing the dream

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…
Scott Turner
May 1, 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
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Dependency Hell

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…
Scott Turner
February 4, 2015
How Orca WorksOrca Blog

Agent vs Agentless with SSH

What about agentless configuration management (CM)? First impressions can be lasting impressions We have found that the arguments against agents are usually related to really bad experiences with really poorly written agents. In many cases companies develop agents without really considering what the right tool for the job is. That means you wind up with a Java based agent that brings along with it a massive runtime…
Joe Senner
January 27, 2015