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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
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DevOops – How to Delete Your Company Database Without Even Trying

Dev Access To Prod +  A Lack of Backups = Big Problem A Reddit poster called "cscareerthrowaway567" shared this tale of IT woe earlier this week. “I was basically given a document detailing how to set up my local development environment.... which involves run a small script to create my own personal DB instance from some test data. After running the command I was supposed to…
Scott Turner
June 6, 2017
AutomationComplianceControlOrca BlogWhy Orca

Time to increase the peace. Let’s bring an end to the ITIL-DevOps conflict.

Control and speed are at too often at odds Time for ITIL-DevOps coexistence Many organizations are consumed with the need for speed -  the business imperative to release software faster and capture new market opportunities in the process. Whether or not they aspire to be the next Netflix, these groups naturally gravitate to DevOps and Application Release Automation with their promise of Continuous Deployment…until, of course,…
Scott Turner
February 2, 2017
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Gartner Data Center 2016 Summary

3 Lessons learned from #GartnerDC DevOps Adoption, Tool Proliferation, ITIL: Gartner Data Center 2016 Summary  If you missed the Gartner Data Center conference last week in Las Vegas. Not to worry. We are here to share what happened in Vegas with you. Dipping their toes in the DevOps pool: It is easy to assume that everyone is already on board with DevOps. But many organizations still…
Scott Turner
December 16, 2016
AnnoucementsOrca BlogWhy Orca

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
Orca BlogRisk / ROIWhy Orca

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
ControlOrca BlogWhy Orca

It’s Enterprise “Cold and Flu” Season. Treat the DevOps Disease, Not the Symptoms.

Treat the DevOps Disease, Not Just the Symptoms. The Symptoms You recognize the symptoms a mile away. The early stages of a sore throat. That cough that seems to have come from nowhere. Darn. Why didn’t I get a flu shot this year!? Is the health of your business critical applications really all that different? Here the symptoms are web application performance glitches, security vulnerabilities and even…
Scott Turner
December 20, 2015
Orca BlogVisibilityWhy Orca

Rugged DevOps: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

(Note: an earlier version of this article was first published on DevOps.com devops.com/2015/12/22/rugged-devops-good-bad-ugly/) The Good: DevOps has been a success for Dev. With higher expectations, better processes, more management focus and new tools like advanced PaaS and containers, developers are churning out more and more software faster than ever. Success! Or is it? The Bad: DevOps has been a success…for Dev. For Dev teams, this may…
Scott Turner
December 16, 2015
AnnoucementsIndustry NewsOrca Blog

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
AnnoucementsIndustry NewsOrca BlogWhy Orca

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
AnnoucementsComplianceOrca Blog

Orca News 2015-05-15 DevOpsDays Austin Compliance Audits and Orca releases 1.3.9

Busy week for OrcaConfig.com! We attended a terrific DevOpsDaysAustin conference. See our recap below. And rolled out an important new Orca Version 1.3.9 with Upgraded Color Coded Configuration Compliance Heat Map DevOps Days Austin recap: No one was debating the merits of DevOps. At this point practitioners, consultants and vendors were only discussing the best methods and tools to help them achieve a true DevOps…
Scott Turner
May 14, 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
Industry NewsOrca BlogWhy Orca

DOINO-devops-in-name-only

DevOps-in-Name-Only? #DOINO Note: this article was originally posted by our friends at DevOps.com http://devops.com/blogs/devops-name-dont-doino/Let's not be 'that' guy. And let's not be 'that' organization. You know, the one where "DevOps" is some magic pixie dust that we can sprinkle around, and then pat ourselves on the back for being forward-thinking, modern IT managers. It's actually harder than that. Harder but simpler. Harder because DevOps involves humans. Simpler because pixie dust doesn't actually exist. (I prefer software…
Joe Senner
April 20, 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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How to control configuration drift…beyond configuration monitoring

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…
Scott Turner
January 26, 2015