Category: Glossary



A Glossary for Ansible

by Flux7 Labs /
Ansible is an IT automation tool that provides continuous deployment capabilities and zero downtime rolling updates. It’s simplicity, agentless features, and scalability is what makes it stand out. In this post, let’s discuss some common terms used in Ansible to get a better grasp of this tool. Playbooks Developed in basic ... Read More
June 13, 2014Flux7 Labs


It’s well known that the Agile movement proposes alternatives to traditional project management. You likely are aware that Agile approaches are typically used in software development to help businesses respond to unpredictability. The results of this approach to development greatly reduces both costs and time to market. Because teams can ... Read More
May 23, 2014Flux7 Labs



Cloud Foundry Glossary

by Flux7 Labs /
As developers build their applications, they are faced with the dilemma of Using an IaaS that allows more freedom and lower cost with high management overhead or Using a PaaS which simplifies the setup while restricting freedom and ... Read More
May 16, 2014Flux7 Labs


As we mentioned in our article, DevOps is about gaining visibility into key metrics, communicating that information to the stakeholders, and reacting to that information automation where and when possible. The first step in this process is gaining visibility, ... Read More
April 18, 2014Flux7 Labs


This is part 4 of our series on Netflix open source tools. Netflix Infrastructure Services Edda Edda is a polling service of AWS resources that records results via AWS APIs to help recognize changes in resources over time. Its main features include: Dynamic Querying ... Read More
March 7, 2014Flux7 Labs


This is Part 3 of our series on Netflix open source tools. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Netflix In-Memory Data Management Tools Netflix-Graph Netflix handles billions of daily ... Read More
February 28, 2014Flux7 Labs


This is Part 2 of our series on Netflix opensource tools. You can find Part 1 here. Netflix Persistence Systems Tools Astyanax Astyanax is a Java Cassandra client similar to ... Read More
February 21, 2014Flux7 Labs


Netflix Availability Tools Hystrix Hystrix is a library that provides control over interactions among distributed services and enables efficient handling of latency and failure. It helps to: Isolate points of access to remote systems, services and third parties. Prevents cascading failure. Enable resilience in complex distributed ... Read More
February 13, 2014Flux7 Labs


And some Glossary treat for the weekend. Check out how well you know DevOps terms! Chef – Chef, a configuration management tool by Opscode, is an automation platform that revamps infrastructure into simple code. It helps to automate configuration, deployment and scaling of servers and ... Read More
January 31, 2014Flux7 Labs


Based on the incoming application traffic, Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes traffic across EC2 instances. Elastic Load Balancing detects unhealthy instances and moves traffic to healthy instances till the unhealthy instances are restored back. Elastic Load Balancing is used for 1. Better fault tolerance 2. ... Read More
November 1, 2013Vishnupriya