Rundeck for SRE: Create Standard Operating Procedures and Enable Operations as a Service (Video)

This video tells the story of a typical SRE journey with Rundeck. First, using Rundeck for creating standard operating procedures and checklists. Second, using Rundeck to safely enable Operations as a Service so others who are traditionally outside of the operations organization can execute operations procedures.

SREs Expanding Their Use of Rundeck: "Helping Me" + "Helping You"

It has been interesting to watch how Rundeck spreads in organizations who are also adopting SRE practices. The emerging role of SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) focuses on using software engineering skills to build and operate highly-reliable and highly-scalable services.

Their Rundeck usage can be divided up into two categories that I call "helping me" and "helping you".

 

Rundeck Access Control Rules Are Now Easier to Manage

Fine-grained access control has been a core feature of Rundeck from the earliest days of the project. However, it wasn't always so easy to create and edit access control policy files.

Recent features added to open source Rundeck and Rundeck Pro make working with Rundeck's access control policies a lot easier.

365 Days of Rundeck

As they ask in the popular play, Rent, how do you measure a year? At Rundeck, we can look at all the new features we added to the Pro platform to make the Ops life easier for our customers. It all rolls up into our vision of Operations as a Service.  You talked. We listened. We're proud to share with you the results of your feedback. Following are some of the key enhancements to Rundeck Pro in 2017. Watch this space to stay up-to-date in 2018.

The Operations as a Service Guide is Here

Operations as a Service is a design pattern that allows an Operations organization to move faster, be more fexible, and lock things down. 

On the surface, Operations as a Service appears to be a straightforward concept — turn your operations tasks into automated services that can be consumed on-demand (via GUI, command line, or API) by anyone who needs those operations task performed.

However, when you look deeper, you’ll see that a lot goes into making this straightforward vision a reality.

3 Tips for Managers Rolling Out Ansible

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