Automation and software-defined IT can bridge server skills gap


An article from Cliff Saran at Computer Weekly caught my eye this week.  It asserts that many IT Ops personnel are reluctant to use orchestration and automation tools deal with the demands of modern business.  Of course, we at Rundeck think orchestration and automation are critical components of an efficient and scalable IT Ops organizations.  Read on and let us know what you think about this research.

3 Tips for Managers Rolling Out Ansible

“Just fell in love with @Rundeck to let non-ops people run @ansible playbooks.”-CTO, Digital Agency

Getting to Self-Service: Break Up the Monolithic Thinking About Ops Procedures

 The Takeaways:

  • Ops procedures are not as monolithic as commonly believed
  • Separate each element and move to where it will do the the most to improve the flow of work or labor utilization
  • Implement Operations as a Service capabilities and move your organization towards a Self-Service Operations model
Feature Preview: Output Processing and Data Passing
by Damon Edwards     July 25, 2017 Rundeck

I'm excited about a new set of features that are deceptively simple, yet add a significant level of power to the Rundeck platform.

I'm talking about the ability to capture data in one workflow step and use it in another, automatically mask sensitive data in the job output, and highlight or format output.  

To see just how easy and powerful these new features are, watch this introductory video by Rundeck's Alex Honor.

Rundeck at DevOps Events in Singapore 25-26 July

This Wednesday, 26 July, Rundeck will be featured at a "mega-meetup" that is the combination of several local Singapore meetups. This meetup is being help in conjunction with the RSA conference being held at the Marina Bay Sands conference center.

Rundeck's Damon Edwards will also be speaking during RSA at's DevSecOps mini-conference on Tuesday July 25.  

The following are the details and how to get free admission to both events:

TechBeacon: How IT Ops can Avoid the DevOps Capacity Crunch
by Damon Edwards     June 15, 2017 IT Operations

DevOps and digital transformations have brought an unprecedented increase in the pace and volume of daily change in IT. While this may sound like great news to development and product groups, IT operations management is often alarmed by the potential risk that its already overloaded workforce will be squeezed beyond the breaking point.