How GitHub uses Puppet

GitHub’s core mission is to help developers work smarter and better together than apart. This video explains how puppet as a configuration management framework is helping GitHub to scale infrastructure, collaborate between dev and ops, be agile and flexible and ship code faster.

A simple Introduction to Devops

What is Devops ? Rackspace explains what devops is, which toll it constitutes, what skills are required and what problem it solves. All in very simple language with an example of a dev and a ops. It explains how these two could collaborate together to make developers and operations folks, and in turns customers happy.

How to write your first automation playbook with Ansible

Hey newbies!! This blog gives you a quick introduction on Ansible. It includes installation and configuration details along with a simple example of playbook which would help you get started with Ansible. Introduction Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments […]

Learning Chef / The ultimate guide to getting started with Chef

This will serve as a single point reference to find all resources you need to get started with chef, devops and writing your infrastructure as a code. Written by a devops, chef, puppet, automation, cloud, continuous delivery and integration and linux expert Gourav Shah. Gourav Conducts classroom as well as corporate trainings for companies in India and online tutorials to students across the globe.

Configuring Chef to run from behind Corporate Firewall

This article explains how to run chef behind web http proxy, firewall and with corporate security policies in place. Chef server used is Hosted Chef, and OS ubnutu 12.04. Explains how to do knife http proxy settings and apt proxy settings.

Get, Set….Deploy with AWS Marketplace

Leading Cloud Computing provider, AWS, launches Marketplace to provide access to myriads of softwares, enables 1-click launch, management interface over its ec2 platform. Provides a simple and quick way for independant software vendors to market their products, get access to large customer base and use managed utility billing model.

This Week in Cloud – Issue 1

HP Launches Public Cloud Offerings, Rightscale follows it with adding support for HP Cloud. OpenNebula 3.4 Released. Instagram Cloud Architecture. AWS launches CloudSearch, IBM and Redhat join Openstack and more.

HP Public Cloud Services – A Cloud Architect’s Analysis

HP announced beta program for its publick cloud based on openstack. What does this mean for a cloud architect. Here is a analysis of HP Cloud, its features, pricing , getting started guide and comparison with Amazon Web Services.