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DevOps Without the Database: A Cautionary Tale

You hear often how DevOps doesn’t work with databases, or conversely that the people responsible for databases don’t work with DevOps. Neither should be true, but both frequently are. When people say that “DevOps doesn’t work with databases,” what they tend to mean is that it’s difficult to automate many aspects of database development and deployment, due to the persistence of data and the size of the database. While,...

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Private Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) with OpenStack Cinder volumes for hybrid and multi-cloud

Private storage-as-a-service is billed as a way to easily scale cloud capacity and performance while keeping control over data and maintaining the freedom to connect to multiple public clouds. In about seven minutes, you can get an overview of how to do it with OpenStack Cinder. The tutorial is the handiwork of students Shivangi Jadon, Ornella D’souza, Dhanaraj V Kidiyoor, Sudheendra Harwalkar, supervised by faculty and research...

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Running PowerShell remotely as SYSTEM with Invoke-CommandAs

One of the great features of PowerShell is the ability to run commands and scripts remotely on machines. I often find myself either entering an interactive session with Enter-PSSession or using Invoke-Command on multiple machines at once. I am an old PSExec user, and although I do not find much use for it anymore now that PowerShell can do so many things PSExec does (and better), to me it still has had one benefit. This would be...