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DevOps in the small enterprise

Posted by James Byrne on Fri, Feb 05, 2016

 A DevOps approach should always produce a well defined, stable and incrementally developed systems architecture. The bonus attribute of the well founded DevOps architecture is that it should have no foreseeable design hindrances to scale; this is the architecture that should be ready to grow with your enterprise into the future.

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Tags: DevOps, LinuxIT, Linux, continuous delivery

Plotting your DevOps Journey

Posted by Sarah Davey on Fri, Jan 29, 2016


Organisations are realising that the rise of the DevOps philosophy may be the best way to address numerous competitive challenges that businesses face.

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Tags: DevOps, LinuxIT, continuous integration, continuous delivery, Trusted Partner

Do You Need to Take the DevOps or Traditional Approach to IT?

Posted by Sarah Davey on Fri, Jan 22, 2016


Through cultural and technological change, the entire development-to-operations lifecycle can now be delivered as one end-to-end process. Applications and platforms no longer have to be siloed from each other, segregated by disciplines, people and technology. Traditionally siloed delivery in many cases has resulted in un-maintainable systems and potential service crisis. Predicting where things may go wrong even when risks are identified and mitigated is challenging for any IT project whether you develop your own software or not.

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Tags: DevOps, automation

Utilising the DevOps approach - knowing what you need to do

Posted by James Byrne on Fri, Jan 15, 2016

Effective utilisation of technology, adaptive business strategies and increased quality across the organisation come hand in hand with a DevOps approach. Discover how a DevOps approach can help your organisation bring the tools together to build systems that underpin your business.

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Tags: DevOps

Is Your Linux Spiralling Down or Ramping Up?

Posted by Simon Mitchell on Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Efficient systems management and continual improvement are needed to get the most out of your Linux IT environment, and avoid the “patch and pray” phenomenon many IT departments suffer from.

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Open Source and the Enterprise

Posted by Simon Mitchell on Tue, Dec 15, 2015

It may not be the commercial model used by proprietary software vendors, but subscriptions through Red Hat Enterprise Linux are good for customers and make perfect business sense.

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Tags: Open Source

How well do you know Red Hat Enterprise Linux business model?

Posted by Simon Mitchell on Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Take our quiz to test your knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions.

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Tags: Red Hat, LinuxIT

How to sell your IT strategy? Don’t bore the board!

Posted by Simon Mitchell on Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Selling your IT strategy at board level is a great opportunity to make your mark, but your vision is unlikely to make the desired impact if your pitch is full of tech talk. Use plain English, focus on the business case of your strategy, and see the return.

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A Cloud over SysAdmin: Is Mode 2 Technology Killing the System Administrator?

Posted by Simon Mitchell on Thu, Nov 19, 2015

The SysAdmin role is changing, but is it dead yet? Learn why SysAdmins would benefit from welcoming change and expanding their tools and skillset around cloud-based technologies to ensure their survival.

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Tags: systems administration, Cloud

UNIX vs Linux: A Guide to the Five Migration Issues – and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Simon Mitchell on Thu, Nov 12, 2015

Thinking of migrating from UNIX to Linux? Think it’s a headache? Think again. Your transition will be pain-free if you follow our guide to the five main pitfalls – and our expert’s advice on how to avoid them.

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Tags: Unix to Linux, Unix Migration