Category Archives: Technology

Blog entries based on my career experience and what I’d like to share with the community.

Managing Complex Systems Through Orchestration with Chef

When talking about the management of complex systems, orchestration is always a hot topic. This is because orchestration is often seen as the easiest way to represent and model complex systems, as well as provide a path to delivering complex … Continue reading

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Open Source, Enterprise, Service and Value … It’s Just Simple Math.

I’ve been involved with technology for what feels like multiple lifetimes. Automation has been a critical part of my whole career, in all aspects as a technologist and business owner. Invariably because automation equates to productivity and output, key drivers … Continue reading

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Achieving “Awesomness” with Opscode Chef (Part 2)

In part 1 of this series we focused primarily on the value of leverage and how tools, inside and outside of the context of IT can directly influence the output of the desired function. In part 2 we’ll discuss more … Continue reading

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Achieving “Awesomness” with Opscode Chef (Part I)

I’d like to start by sharing a statement that was articulated to me a while ago by a vendor of antiquated enterprise technologies : “It’s not about the tool but the craftsman that wields it.” – Legacy technology rep It … Continue reading

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DevOps Bootstrapped in both Minneapolis and Milwaukee

Dec 5th and 6th marked the inaugaral kick-off of the DevOps Minneapolis and Milwaukee groups. I was AMAZED at the attendance for these first events especially in Minneapolis. Roughly 40 folks registered and just under that number attended; While Milwaukee … Continue reading

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