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Automation, Orchestration and Increasing the value of Human Capital

Automation and orchestration is a particularly hot topic these days, and with good reason. We are reaching a sort of critical mass in the expansion of software and infrastructure development. There are buzzwords flying about with the wide acceptance as Software Defined <insert technology here> because there is a fundamental shift in how we are

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Puppet 101 – Basic installation for master and agent machines on Ubuntu 12.04 with VMware Workstation

You don’t have to go far to hear the word Puppet these days. Configuration management isn’t just a new trend that is hitting IT environments. It is a methodology for stateful, repeatable, DevOps style management of your infrastructure. For the VMware folks, this is now a part of the vCloud ecosystem in a way because

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PowerShell – Invoke-RestMethod: Putting the cURL in your shell

With PowerShell 3.0, one of the really great CmdLets that is available is Invoke-RestMethod. This handy little CmdLet allows us to now use the PowerShell scripting language to access HTTP resources using the native HTTP methods (GET, HEAD, POST, PUT, DELETE, TRACE, OPTIONS, OPTIONS, MERGE, PATCH). If you’ve needed to do this in the past,

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