Diego Woitasen, on 12/8/15 2:27 PM
Diego Woitasen, on 11/24/15 12:30 PM
Salt recipes and Multi Operating System support is something that we should have in mind. Here at Diamond we use SaltStack to provision our environments automatically. All of them are set up using recipes starting from the developer’s desktop, using Vagrant+Salt, up to QA or production if the application is running in our infrastructure.
As a software development company, one of the challenges the DevOps team faces is when an application runs on client premises. Different clients, different infrastructures and sometimes different operating systems (We develop under Linux, so different distributions can be more precise). Configuration management services offer tools to sort out this issue, and recipes in Salt is no exception.
Diego Woitasen, on 10/12/15 11:13 AM
Diego Woitasen, on 10/7/15 4:00 PM
We’ve inherited an infrastructure with a lot of of things to improve. I’m not blaming previous engineers, it's just that continuous improvement is part of the DevOps process. One of the items we had improve was the organization of the cookbooks. We had three app stacks with three repositories for their cookbooks. These stacks were pretty similar, so there was not good reason for that.
So, we merged them.