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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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Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) – The Most Important IT Movement You’ve (N)ever heard of?

Scrum. Agile. Lean. DevOps. Been there, done that? How about Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)? Site Reliability Engineering explained What: The goal of Site Reliability Engineering is to create and maintain highly reliable, highly scalable software.   As Ben Treynor, team leader of Google software engineers, famously defined it, SRE is "what happens when a software engineer is tasked with what used to be called operations.”…
Scott Turner
June 22, 2017
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Combating Windows Ransomware Vulnerability

Patches, PowerShell and Backups WannaCry? No need to by following these tips. Tom Walat at TechTarget wrote a helpful article on the vulnerabilities of Windows to ransomware. http://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/blog/The-Windows-Server-Notebook/Latest-Windows-ransomware-attack-exposes-hard-truths/ Citing examples from England’s healthcare systems which experienced problems with their telephone switchboards, email, and hospital IT systems, Walat lays out a few recommendations. These include:   Locking systems down by following the advice of reputable security…
Scott Turner
June 7, 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
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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