Operations In The Cloud

This presentation explores monitoring, provisioning and of course the configuration management prerequisites and gotchas that simply must be in place for a cloud effort to be a success. Despite the fact that all the marketing glitz promises dramatic improvements merely by using the cloud, there are a lot of operational …

Puppet and Chef for Cloud Computing

This Business Week article explores the background behind Puppet and Chef competition to become the reference tool in Cloud computing software infrastructure management. Both Opscode’s Chef and Puppet Labs’s Putt are open source. The companies make money by selling enterprise versions of the core technology and by charging for advice …