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Customer highlight: HIPAA Vault

As an MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider), HIPAA Vault relies on CFEngine to automate & secure their infrastructure on behalf of their customers. HIPAA Vault has been a longtime CFEngine Community user since 2012 and recently upgraded to Enterprise in order to boost their infrastructure visibility through Mission Portal and features like Compliance Reporting that help them provide a more secure & compliant cloud hosting solution. We chose CFEngine over others because it is the most trusted and reliable solution in the market.

Posted by Cody Valle
March 25, 2021

10,000 Servers Managed Per System Administrator. Is That Possible?

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 evidence of this. Last week at LISA, System Engineer Mike Svoboda from LinkedIn gave us a glimpse of insight into the future of infrastructure operations. The lucky audience got to learn how LinkedIn automates IT-operations at one of the largest websites in the world. What LinkedIn has achieved with less than a handful of engineers the last couple of years is truly bleeding edge.

Posted by Thomas Ryd
November 18, 2013

A Case Study in CFEngine Layout

Authored by Brian Bennett of Digital Elf I’ve been working a lot with CFEngine newbies. CFEngine has been described as flour, eggs, milk and butter. All the ingredients needed to make a cake. Getting the new CFEngine user to recognize, then become excited about the possibilities that CFEngine provides they are now faced with the question of “What next?” Indeed, anybody can throw some flour, eggs, milk and butter into a bowl, mix and bake it.

Posted by Mahesh Kumar
April 15, 2013

From System Administrator to System Engineer

Automation of IT-operations can lead to fantastic productivity gains, increased quality of service and reduced operational costs. But what about the people, and their jobs? System Administrators will not become obsolete, but the nature of their work often changes in highly automated environments. The ones who adapt typically enter into more proactive roles. The ones who willingly or unwillingly are left behind, end up fighting fires and home made scripts, until they will eventually be replaced.

Posted by Thomas Ryd
December 10, 2012