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Use the Right Configuration Management Tools to Support DevOps, Cloud and Containers

Published: 14 November 2017

ID: G00335031

Analyst(s): Dennis Smith , Roger Williams


The flexibility of cloud and container services promises nimbleness and speed to a DevOps practice, yet poor configuration management can thwart progress toward these goals. I&O leaders must set appropriate scope for configuration management processes and tools to effectively support DevOps.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define Clear Boundaries for Configuration Management
  • Separate the Scope of Tools Used for Managing Configuration Data
  • Include DevOps Platform Teams in Improvement Efforts

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