CFEngine, where its been and where its going — DevOps Days Austin

May 15, 2014

Today’s entry from DevOps Days Austin concludes the series on configuration management tools.  Today’s interview features Jonathan Thorpe of CFEngine, the company that started the whole configuration management thang back in the 90’s.

Some of the ground Jonathan covers

  • Why Jonathan recently joined CFEngine and its role with mobile and embedded
  • A quick history of CFEngine
  • The features of CFEngine 3
  • The companies focus for the next year

Stay tuned next time when we turn our attention to Application Performance Management and listen to folks from AppDynamics and New Relic.

Extra-credit reading

Pau for now…


Learning about Puppet Enterprise – DevOps Days Austin

May 12, 2014

Last week was DevOps Days here in Austin and I conducted a bunch of interviews.  On Friday I shared an interview with Andrew Clay Shafer who gave the first-day keynote.

The next three interviews I’ll be posting deal with configuration management tools.  Im going to kick off the topic with  an interview with Lindsey Smith who recently joined Puppet labs and is the product owner for Puppet Enterprise:

Some of the ground Lindsey covers:

  • Why Lindsey decided to join Puppet Labs
  • Lindsey’s open source and enterprise background e.g. invis inspector
  • How Puppet Open Source and Puppet Enterprise differ e.g. Event inspector
  • What’s coming up in Puppet Enterprise e.g. manifest ordering, supported modules etc.

Extra-credit reading:


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