CFEngine Blog

The CFEngine team posts here about upcoming releases, new exciting features and thoughts about configuration management software, configuration management best practices and their own experiences.

CFEngine 3.5.3 released

by Volker Hilsheimer - December 10, 2013

CFEngine 3.5.3 is now available for download. This is a maintenance release of CFEngine 3.5, and introduces a number of fixes and improvements to both Community and Enterprise editions.

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The beauty and power of Docker comes from its ability to containerize any application into a portable self-sufficient entity, one that can run anywhere.  This enables developers to deliver an application with all dependencies in a layered image structure.  CFEngine helps improve upon the availability of the application by helpijng restart app-critical processes.  Also, CFEngine helps manage multiple processes within a Docker container

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William Gibson once said: “The future is here, but it is not evenly distributed”. Within the space of IT-operations and automation we see clear evidences of this. Last week at LISA, System Engineer Mike Svoboda from LinkedIn gave us a glimpse of insight into the future of infrastructure operations...

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MailOnline Uses CFEngine for Infrastructure Management

by Mahesh Kumar - November 12, 2013

This month (literally tomorrow) at Velocity 2013 London Khushil Dep of the MailOnline will address the conference and present how his firm leverages CFEngine for their infrastructure management needs.  As Khushil puts it "At the MailOnline we use CFEngine as the core of our configuration management. A way in which we describe our intentions in clear, precise and workable logic patterns which the Machine can understand without ambiguity."  

 

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CFEngine at LISA 2013

by Mahesh Kumar - November 11, 2013

The CFEngine team was at LISA 2013 in Washington, D.C. this past week.  It was the perfect setting - the weather playing nice, and having some of the sharpest minds share their accomplishments in the large installation system administration space.  

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