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Test-Kitchen Workflow With Docker For OSX

Everyone knows that automation is key to being successful in getting your job done and done correctly. One thing that people complain about over and over is the time it takes to set up a fast feedback loop to properly validation your configuration management code be it puppet, ansible, chef, or saltstack.   Our Managed Services team exclusively uses Test-Kitchen to streamline this workflow for the shortest possible feedback loop for this work.   So let’s dive into a few of these points and get your baseline setup working! What Gains You’ll Make From This Article: Full local development setup for configuration management A repeatable process to scale out to your DevOps team. A look into immutable infrastructure Lighter weight base test infrastructure Very […]

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Stock Up On IPv4 Today

When we visit our favorite websites or social media platforms, we tend to forget what we are really seeing is not a bunch of images and videos but a combination of ones and zeroes from just devices talking to each other. During the early days of the Internet, programmers and engineers created a system of unique identifiers known as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses so that computers could communicate with each other over a network. As systems grew more complex, the fourth version of this model was eventually adopted across the world, giving birth to IPv4. This created a system of 4.3 billion 32 bit numerical combinations that uniquely identify a device. Nonetheless, as we have discussed in a previous blog, […]

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Ensuring Your Website’s Success with a High Availability Network

A 1998 IBM Global Service report estimates that unavailable network services cost American businesses $4.5 billion annually. That was nearly twenty years ago. Imagine the exponential growth in losses that have occurred since then as computer usage has expanded across the world. Network reliability is one of the essential ingredients ensuring the success of your online platform. There are few things that will drive your customers away faster than receiving error messages or your site being down for maintenance. In today’s highly connected world, a website needs to be operational 24/7 in order to be prepared for users in different time zones trying to use your site. This short guide will explain the importance of high availability networks and how […]

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