DevOps Buzzword Bingo

For those of you who follow us more regularly here at ScriptRock, you’re preconditioned to know that we have a wicked sense of humor and love to have a good time. This week anoints ChefConf as the center of the DevOps universe as it brings together the who’s who of thought leaders and practitioners. We thought… Read more »

Heartbleed Update

Here at ScriptRock, we take security seriously. As you may have already heard, the OpenSSL Project yesterday disclosed a serious vulnerability, nicknamed Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160). This vulnerability affected both guardrail.scriptrock.com and GuardRail private instances. We have multiple levels of proactive security controls in place and have not detected any suspicious activity. However, action was required and… Read more »

Controlling DNS Configuration Drift

We received a lot of positive feedback regarding my last article on Controlling SQL Configuration Drift so I thought it might be a good idea to continue along that same theme of analysis and follow it up with an article about DNS configuration and some simple steps you can take to prevent configuration drift. Introduction… Read more »

5 Dysfunctions of a DevOps Team: Avoidance of Accountability

This is the fourth in a series of posts around DevOps culture and lessons learned from Patrick Lencioni’s leadership book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – A Leadership Fable. 5 Dysfunctions of a DevOps Team: Absence of Trust, explored how trust is the underpinning of adapting your team’s culture to transform for the DevOps… Read more »

DevOps Pushes Agile to ITs Limits

Many large enterprises over the last decade made a deliberate shift to an agile development process as a response to the ever-changing demands of the business. One key tenet of the agile development process is to deliver working software in smaller and more frequent increments, as opposed to the the “big bang” approach of the… Read more »

DevOps Stats for Doubters

If you do not feel you have a good handle on all the ways DevOps can benefit your enterprise and bring positive return on investment, you are not alone. While the concept of DevOps dates far back to 2009 (prehistoric times in our world!), the evolution and implementation of the procedures and tools that facilitate its use are… Read more »

Configuration Management in the Real World – One Company’s Story

Trying to translate the concept of Configuration Management for those who do not understand its efficacy is like explaining surfing to an Inuit. It is simply not an inherent part of their culture. Without question, the benefits of Configuration Management can be challenging to grasp to the uninformed. One of the best ways to understand the benefits… Read more »

Controlling SQL Configuration Drift

Controlling database configuration drift is a tricky subject. It’s a topic that comes up frequently for us here at ScriptRock and customers are always keen to know how they can go about taking control. We’ve all experienced at some time or another that issue that was the result of a database migration that didn’t complete,… Read more »