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Joe Fay is group editor of The Register, and The Channel.
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Think you’re a Jenkins expert, wise guy? You can prove it in May

Cloudbees will go live with its certification program in May, giving wannabees eight weeks to swot up if they want to be the first to take the exam. The continuous delivery vendor has developed two schemes, reflecting the split between its own platform, and the Jenkins project it is built on. You can choose to be a Certified …
Joe Fay, 15 Mar 2016
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Brits shun nightclubs and CD-ROMs for lemons, coffee and woman’s leggings

Modern Britons would rather sit at home in a pair of lady’s leggings quaffing Baileys, downloading computer games and sucking lemons than grab a ham roll down the pub before going to a nightclub. At least that’s the image suggested by the latest rejig of the shopping basket of goods and services that the Office for National …
Joe Fay, 15 Mar 2016
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Continuous Lifecycle: Want to get your hands dirty? Try our workshops

We’ve got almost 40 conference sessions running at Continuous Lifecycle, but if you really want to get deep into the key issues you should really consider our Day 3 workshop program. Each of our workshops will deliver an all day, hands-on, deep dive into the topic at hand. Your only problem will be choosing which one to sign …
Joe Fay, 15 Mar 2016

Hollywood could learn a lot from software devs, says GitLab founder

Hollywood will be turning to the worlds of DevOps and Continuous Delivery to make movies in the future - at least they will if GitLab is right about where developer collaboration tools are heading. Sytse Sijbrandij, co-founder and CEO at GitLab, emphasised the product’s Continuous Integration and collaboration features when …
Joe Fay, 15 Mar 2016

Computacenter eyes investment plans for growing cash mountain

Computacenter's centre of gravity shifted eastwards in 2015, as the mega reseller’s German operation fired on all cylinders while its UK box-shifting business sputtered. At the same time, its CEO and chairman both seemed to suggested it could be looking even further afield as it ponders what to do with its enormous cash pile …
Joe Fay, 11 Mar 2016
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Hashicorp redraws Atlas interface, isolates tools, polishes price list

App delivery firm Hashicorp has given its Atlas application delivery platform a wash and brushup, and thrown in an overhaul of its pricing plan to boot. The platform’s UI has been given “clearer navigation and organizational elements” and “consistent design elements across all portions of Atlas”. HashiCorp said the look and …
Joe Fay, 10 Mar 2016
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Continuous Lifecycle London: Less than eight weeks to go

You may have missed the early bird pricing, but there are still plenty of good reasons to snap up some of the remaining tickets for Continuous Lifecycle London. The programme is fairly well set now, with a broad range of speakers taking you from the theoretical end of the continuous delivery pipeline right through to the nitty …
Joe Fay, 10 Mar 2016
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Cloudbees draws up qualification plan for worker bees

Continuous delivery outfit Cloudbees is to join the certification game before the summer, debuting an accreditation scheme for its Jenkins-based platform. The vendor has a busy few months ahead, with the launch of its private cloud service, and preparation for version 2.0 of Jenkins sometime in Q2. When asked by the Reg …
Joe Fay, 03 Mar 2016
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Bill Gates can’t give it away... Still crazy rich after all these years

Tech billionaires dominate the upper reaches of the Forbes Rich list this year, which proves that while he’s good at many things, Bill Gates just ain’t cutting it at throwing away cash. Gates came in top again, with a whopping $75bn fortune. The second spot is taken by Zara boss Amancio Ortega, with $67bn, while Warren Buffett …
Joe Fay, 02 Mar 2016
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Tutum technology bobs back to surface as Docker Cloud

The Tutum technology Docker borged late last year has resurfaced in the form of Docker Cloud. Docker bought NY-based Tutum back in October, for an undisclosed sum. At the time, Tutum had under ten employees, and was pushing its service as a "limitless" free beta. Back then, Docker described its new buy as a complete platform …
Joe Fay, 01 Mar 2016

Shippable dives into pipeline to get beyond continuous integration

DevOps and conitnuous integration outfit Shippable has restyled itself as an end-to-end delivery platform, with tighter Git integration, container support and expanded cloudy options. The vendor has been pushing its platform into the continuous integration space for a couple of years, and recently bolstered its top ranks with …
Joe Fay, 01 Mar 2016
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Stick it in your pipeline: Jenkins finally goes full alpha

The first alpha builds of Jenkins 2.0 have been released, setting the open source continuous integration project on track for a Spring release. The project flagged up the new build’s Pipeline as Code functionality, which it said would allow users to define configuration as code, making it “easier to create simple ‘build and …
Joe Fay, 01 Mar 2016
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Continuous Lifecycle: Early bird tickets leaping off their perches

Our early bird tickets offer for Continuous Lifecycle ends today, so if you want to save on our two day conference or our all day workshops, or both, you need to get moving fast. With almost 40 conference sessions over two days, and four deep dive workshops on day three, you’re really spoilt for choice when it comes to the …
Joe Fay, 29 Feb 2016
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One weekend left to save big on Continuous Lifecycle

Before you slow down for the weekend, just consider this: you’ve got three days to save a bundle of cash on tickets for Continuous Lifecycle London, the three day conference covering continuous delivery, agile, DevOps and containerization. We’ve got a cracking lineup that will keep you on the edge of your seat whether you’re …
Joe Fay, 26 Feb 2016

Like those independent DevOps vendors? They might not be for long...

Enjoy those scrappy IOT and DevOps startups while you can, as many will not be able to resist the siren call of cash rich traditional vendors or the stock market this year, 451 Research has predicted. The analyst firm’s Tech M&A Outlook report has predicted “billions in investment” in a number of hotspot technology areas. This …
Joe Fay, 25 Feb 2016

You say you're an Ansible expert, wise guy? Come and prove it

App automation bods Ansible will launch a formal training and certification program in May, making it a little easier for employers to work out who really does know their onions when it comes to the continuous delivery platform. Companies are reportedly looking for expertise in skills like DevOps, Automation, and Continuous …
Joe Fay, 24 Feb 2016
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Cloudbees serves up Jenkins private SaaSy style

Cloudbees has expanded its product range by 50 per cent, adding a Private SaaS version of its Jenkins-based continuous delivery platform that will run on AWS and OpenStack, with Azure support likely by the summer. Cloudbees Jenkins Platform Private Saas joins the existing Enterprise Edition and Jenkins in the Cloud products. …
Joe Fay, 23 Feb 2016
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Continuous Lifecycle Early Bird: Less than seven days left

There’s less than a week left to snag early bird tickets for Continuous Lifecycle, which will save you hundreds on three days of the best in Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Containerization and Agile. We’ve added more speakers to lineup, and another workshop, so there’s even more reason to join us in London from May 3 to 5. Just …
Joe Fay, 23 Feb 2016
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SAP’s Byzantine licensing leaves its customers feeling exposed

SAP’s complex and “opaque” licensing conditions means the majority of its users think they are exposed to “incalculable” financial risks when third parties dip into their systems. A survey of German SAP user group members by SAM specialist SecurIntegration showed that over half thought they were “possibly” or “very probably” …
Joe Fay, 19 Feb 2016
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Can DevOps be applied to the whole company?

Reg Events We’re crossing off the days until the early bird ticket offer for Continuous Lifecycle London closes, so if you want to hear from the likes of Etsy’s Katherine Daniels, and save hundreds into the bargain, you should really click now. Katherine will be discussing how much of DevOps to date has been about how to bring …
Joe Fay, 19 Feb 2016

Ansible roadmap under Red Hat points towards Redmond

Ansible has celebrated its integration into Red Hat by outlining ambitious plans for integration into Windows environments. Opening Ansiblefest in London today, GM Todd Barr noted that Red Hat and Microsoft “are now friends”, something which he acknowledged many at the open source vendor had expected around the time Hell froze …
Joe Fay, 18 Feb 2016
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Ansible charges into network automation with Cisco, Juniper

Ansible claimed to cast its wings over the entire systems landscape today, as it brought automation of network infrastructure into its core platform. The move means networking guys can take full advantage of the Red Hat subsidiary’s automation platform even in multivendor environments – or that they have no escape from the …
Joe Fay, 18 Feb 2016
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Permies sitting pretty as fifth of contractors see rates cut

A fifth of of contractors saw their hourly rates cut last year, while 51 per cent saw rates rise, compared to 59 per cent of permanent IT staff who saw their salaries increase, with just 2 per cent experiencing a slide. The figures come from Dice - which also suggests both permies and contractors could probably improve their …
Joe Fay, 17 Feb 2016

Docker users clock up 2 billion pulls since 2013

Docker has declared members of its Community have performed 2 billion pulls since 2013, a quadrupling of the total just a year ago. The containerisation vendor drew the figures from the Docker Hub, its “canonical platform for publishing and consuming Docker container images”. The hub has 400,000 registered members. As Docker …
Joe Fay, 11 Feb 2016
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Automic grasps plug-in, reaches for OpenStack

Automation vendor Automic has clambered onto OpenStack with a plug-in to link its software to the open Cloud platform. The vendor said the plug-in would streamline the “deployment and provisioning of OpenStack resources and alongside application components and new versions, resulting in the Continuous Delivery of applications …
Joe Fay, 11 Feb 2016