Spice up your servers with Salt

In recent time, the automation tool Salt has gained a lot of attention. Salt, along with Ansible, is seen by many as refreshing alternatives to the more established automation tools Puppet and Chef. Recently, a new tool was added to the Salt stack named salt-ssh, which enables you to manage servers without having to install any tools on the server. …

Simplifying maintenance with fabric and pycloudsigma

When you’re working with a cloud infrastructure, it’s pretty common that you need to perform the same task on all your servers. Perhaps you need deploy a hotfix, or simply just check what kernel version your servers are running. The traditional sysadmin way of doing this was to simply write a for-loop in shell-script which fires off the execution of …

Introducing server contextualization

We’re excited to announce the support for server contextualization. This means that you can post various meta data to either your server or drive definition (via the API), and then read it back from within the actual server. This has been a popular feature request, since it is applicable to a wide array of tasks. Two of the most common …