Interested in Rundeck and Ansible integration?
by Alex Honor     April 18, 2017 Rundeck

If you are a Rundeck customer or a community member who uses Ansible (or just poking around), we'd like to get your feedback about how you would like to see Ansible and Rundeck work together. 

We've setup a page that discusses the current Rundeck and Ansible integration via the rundeck-ansible plugin. Watch the video that demonstrates how the plugin synchronizes with the Ansible inventory and lets you run playbooks, modules or even your own scripts and commands.  

Development’s Role in Enabling Self-Service Operations

I presented at JAX DevOps London 2017 on the topic of self-service operations from the perspective of a developer. Below are some of the key slides and quick notes of the points being made. At the bottom you will find the full deck. 

How to Improve Support Capacity and Reduce Escalations in Dev Operations
  • Safely empower L1 teams to act quicker and more effectively
  • Protect the capacity of L2/L3 teams by reducing escalations
  • Reduce MTTR and overall support costs

Labor capacity shortages are a fact of life in the enterprise. This is especially common in Operations. It’s typical for teams to be faced with more work than there is time in the day, or people available to do it. Managers have come to rely on teams putting in long hours and frequent heroics in order to just get by -- a status quo that is unpleasant and ultimately unsustainable.

Use Rundeck's Key Storage to manage passwords and secrets
by Damon Edwards     March 27, 2017 Rundeck

Rundeck's Key Storage facility is often thought of as just a place to keep your ssh keys for connecting to remote nodes. In reality, the Key Storage is much more useful. Often you'll be creating jobs that need to use passwords, API tokens, or other secrets. Those are all things that can be managed by Rundeck's Key Storage.

In this short video, Alex Honor gives an introduction to using Rundeck's Key Storage for passwords and secrets.

The IT Operations Squeeze
by Damon Edwards     March 14, 2017 IT Operations

Do you work inside an operations organization at a large enterprise? Then it is highly likely that to you are already feeling the pressure of the "Operations Squeeze". And with today's business expectations, you can expect the pressure on operations to only increase.

See Rundeck Pro's Advanced Workflow in action
by Damon Edwards     February 17, 2017 Rundeck

Don't miss this short screencast video on Rundeck Pro's new Advanced Workflow and Workflow Visualization capabilities. Alex Honor shows off how these two features combine to improve the experience of both job writers and job runners working in complex enterprise environments.