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New Office Hours Session featuring Rundeck Pro Log Filtering
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Dawn van Hoegaerden
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Don't missOffice Hours with our Rundeck Pro experts.  The November session, on November 29, 2017 at 9 am PDT, will focus on Rundeck Pro's log filtering capabilities. Learn how this feature allows you to render the output of your Rundeck jobs to improve readability and make it easier to share important info within your organization.

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Don't Miss Our New Office Hours Session featuring Rundeck Pro Cluster
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Dawn van Hoegaerden
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We're excited to announce new monthly Office Hours with our Rundeck Pro experts.  The first session, on October 11, 2017 at 9 am PDT, will focus on Rundeck Pro Cluster.  Last month, we launched a new and improved version of Rundeck Pro Cluster that delivers the availability, scalability and management features required for IT Operations in the DevOps and Digital Transformation age.  

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6 Things You May Not Know About Rundeck Pro (But Should)
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Dawn van Hoegaerden

As a Rundeck open source user, the standard features and benefits of Rundeck are undoubtedly familiar to you. But do you know all of the great benefits that you get when you upgrade to Rundeck Pro? From enterprise features and scalability to getting a direct line of communication to core the Rundeck team, Rundeck Pro helps you take your Rundeck usage to the next level.

Here are 6 key things you may not know about Rundeck Pro:   

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

"But... how?" is an immediate response we often hear when presenting the idea of moving to a Self-Service Operations model that allows the standardization and delegation of operations tasks to people outside of traditional ops roles.  This is usually followed by a statement like "the benefits make sense and the end-state is appealing, but I'm having difficulty seeing how we get from here to there."

We've learned that this uncertainty is usually an artifact of the historical belief that automated operations procedures are a monolithic task. As people separate their thinking about automated operations procedures into distinct elements, the belief dissipates, and the path to Self-Service Operations becomes clearer. These elements are: the ability to define a procedure, the ability to execute that procedure, and the governance around that procedure. Once separated, you can start to see how each element can be distributed to the teams and roles in your organization where it most improves the flow of work or utilization of labor. 

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