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Conferences are some of the greatest ways to connect with your peers and to soak up new knowledge. However, great conferences are not easy to find. Especially not Open Source-focused conferences. Well, I have good news today: the great RootConf conference iscoming up this week in Bangalore, and you can come and meet the OlinData India team and myself there!
 

Database BOF

Today we're happy to release version 1.5 of OpsTheater, our second release with new cool features. Let's have a look at what we have been up to this past month.
 

Eating our own dogfood

 

Running a company that is focused on open source software is not easy. From an ideological perspective, the question of wether or not something you create should be open sourced is very clear: always YES (in caps even!), unless you have a _really_ good reason not to. However, there's always also the aspect of running a business: someone needs to pay the bills at the end of the month. The temptation to pay those bills with a proprietary product is big. With OlinData, that struggle is no different.

Today we are releasing version 1.4.0 of our new OpsTheater product. This is the first 'official' release that actually follows our release process. As such, we're still trying to determine how and what we want to do with actual releases. Stay with us if there are some things that can be improved.

Ansible is an open source, powerful automation software for configuring, managing and deploying software applications on the nodes without any downtime just by using SSH. Unlike other alternatives, Ansible is installed on a single host, which can even be your local machine, and uses SSH to communicate with each remote host. This allows it to be incredibly fast at configuring new servers, as there are no prerequisite packages to be installed on each new server. 

OlinData is proud to pledge its support in organizing and managing INFRA BOOTCAMP 2015! The 2015 bootcamp is the first of an inaugural series of bootcamps, in which OlinData commits time, resource, and knowledge as part of our community reach program.
 
INFRA BOOTCAMP 2015
 
Distro Profile
Cobbler is a Linux provisioning server that facilitates and automates the network-based system installation of multiple computer operating systems from a central point using services such as DHCP, TFTP, and DNS. It can be configured for PXE. Cobbler is able to manage complex network scenarios like bridging on a bonded Ethernet link.
 

Today marks an important day in the history of OlinData. Effective today, I will be taking over the role as CEO of OlinData. Walter will be functioning in the role of CTO from here on out so he can focus better on the things he's good at.

Why the io.js fork was a GREAT idea!

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