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Nils Christian Roscher-Nielsen

How CFEngine stays ahead of the pack

Blazing the trail CFEngine was the first Configuration Management solution on the market, and while we have made many and significant changes and improvements to CFEngine in that time, we stay true to the principles that make it such a great product and technology. There are many things that have changed in the market, not at least the competitive situation, we believe that fundamentally many of the challenges stay the same.

June 23, 2020

CFEngine in a High Performance Computing environment

CFEngine in HPC In High-Performance Computing (HPC) uptime and performance are very important. HPC is an area of computing that often focuses on research and development, supporting teams with extremely complex problems they need to solve, and heavy computation mathematical problems, such as protein folding for vaccine development. To achieve this, HPC systems rely on high performance, the equipment is expensive, and the average customer has very high demands. Any downtime, performance degradation, misconfiguration, or unexpected behavior will be a financial cost and will reduce the customers’ trust in the HPC provider.

June 11, 2020

CFEngine 3.12.4 and 3.15.1 released

We are today very excited to bring you new updates to CFEngine. This is a set of patch releases for the CFEngine 3.12 LTS and 3.15 LTS series. We usually release new patch releases every 6 months, but we want to bring new features and all improvements and bug fixes to our users as soon as possible. Hence these early releases. In CFEngine 3.15 LTS we introduced Federated Reporting, our single pane of glass reporting architecture.

March 26, 2020

CFEngine and Covid-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic brings challenging times for many countries, companies, families, and individuals. Therefore we wanted to make a brief statement about the state of our operations. The CFEngine team has offices in Norway and the USA, as well as remote workers in Italy and other European countries that are all currently experiencing various levels of lock-down. We made a decision last week that we would encourage all our employees to work from home and our offices are now temporarily closed.

March 16, 2020

CFEngine 3.15 LTS released

Today marks a new milestone for CFEngine, with the release of the new CFEngine 3.15.0 LTS. This is the newest Long Term Supported CFEngine series, introducing a lot of great stuff. The biggest new feature in CFEngine 3.15 is Federated Reporting, which we will cover later in this blog post, but there are many other new improvements as well. If you are interested to learn more, schedule training, or hear about pricing options, feel free to reach out to us!

December 19, 2019

CFEngine 3.10.7 LTS and 3.12.3 LTS released

We are now happy to release two new LTS versions of CFEngine, 3.10.7 LTS, and 3.12.3 LTS. CFEngine 3.10.7 - end of life This will be the last release of the CFEngine 3.10 LTS series. Standard Support of CFEngine 3.10 LTS ends end of this year. If you would like extended support, please contact us. From the CFEngine release schedule, we see that CFEngine 3.10 LTS is maintained and supported until December 28th, 2019.

December 6, 2019

New CFEngine hub packages released

Due to a number of vulnerabilities found in the version of Apache we bundle with CFEngine hub, we have upgraded the CFEngine hub packages to use an updated version of Apache. We upgrade from Apache 2.4.39 to Apache 2.4.41. We are now releasing a new version, CFEngine Hub 3.12.2-5. Only new Hub packages are being released, as no other packages are affected by these vulnerabilities. The issues fixed There are several issues that have been fixed with this new version of Apache.

October 3, 2019

CFEngine priorities for 2020

Where we are This is a very exciting time for the CFEngine product team, the community, and the user base. As we are getting closer to the release of CFEngine 3.15 LTS, we can look back at some great improvements in the last few years. CFEngine was the first product to tackle the challenge of managing large scale infrastructure. While there are now many other solutions in the market, CFEngine is still solving the hardest problems.

September 25, 2019

CFEngine 3.15 LTS beta released

Today we are happy to announce the general availability of CFEngine 3.15.0 beta. CFEngine 3.15 is our upcoming LTS (Long Term Support) release. The main focus of this release has been the new Federated Reporting feature. It also contains a lot of performance work and stability improvements. You can download CFEngine 3.15 LTS beta here. Beta program CFEngine 3.15 is a beta release that is not generally supported, however, the quality is good and interesting new features are available.

September 18, 2019

CFEngine 3.14.0 released

Today we are very proud and happy to launch our latest non-supported release, CFEngine 3.14.0. 3.14 is a great number, being the closest we will get to π, we also wanted to introduce something very special this time around, and we did! New features Let’s start with an overview of some new changes debuting in CFEngine 3.14. Improved Role Based Access Control (RBAC) In CFEngine 3.14 we have introduced a new backend for managing RBAC settings, as well as a whole new UI in the Mission Portal to manage this.

July 1, 2019
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