Building your own CoreOS Army with Vagrant, because Orchestration Rocks

I’m all about saving time, money, and making things simple to use. Luckily, CoreOS and Vagrant have become a big part of making that happen for me lately with a lot of work I’ve been doing in and out of my day-to-day lab experiences. It was especially exciting for me today as I had an … Read more

The challenge of certified versus supported as highlighted by RHEL

There doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by without some form of controversy in the world of technology. It often gets escalated to the classic use of FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt), and more often than not it is just a matter of the lack of an explicit answer which leaves an unfortunate … Read more

Open Source – Free Market Capitalism of Technology

Before I get started, I want to say that I am a huge supporter of open source technology, open standards and I firmly believe that using open source to innovate is one of the most advantageous ways to advance a software or infrastructure product. As I bring more and more people into great open source … Read more

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 … Read more