by Mark Burgess - May 22, 2012
If someone asks you about the scalability of your operations, don't tell them about the number of machines you run; tell them rather about what it costs you to tend them each month. The total cost of that burden can be summed up from the cost of hardware, software, maintenance, people, lost revenue during downtime, time lost during maintenance, and time wasted from not managing knowledge well.
by Eystein Måløy Stenberg - April 24, 2012
When developing a large and flexible software system like CFEngine, it is an unfortunate truth that developers do not always get everything right at the first attempt. The source code is also changing frequently due to new features, optimizations and bug-fixes. As you can see from the Ohloh online statistics, thousands of lines are added and removed every week.
by Eystein Måløy Stenberg - April 11, 2012
The CFEngine Community 3.3.0 release is here, with the largest set of changes to date! We have open-sourced nice features from the commercial edition, and introduced service-promises for Unix. Some potential "gotcha" issues have been fixed, to streamline and simplify the use of CFEngine. The embedded database code has been significantly refactored, optimized and made much more robust. A large number of useful variables, classes and functions have been introduced. And as usual, a set of bugs have been fixed...
by Mark Burgess - March 19, 2012
How often should your configuration management system verify the integrity of your system? The default choices we've made by CFEngine are the results of almost 20 years of research into this area. Below you will find ten issues and references that explain why these choices are underpinned by the science. These ten things really all amount to the same thing: if you are playing ping-pong against the adversary of change, you need to be as quick on your feet as your opponent -- and faster.
by Diego Zamboni - March 19, 2012
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