On Linux/Unix servers everything that can be done manually can be automated. If there is a task that is logical, similar and repeatable, we can automate it for you so that you do not have to manually do it again and again. Although possibilities are practically endless, but common tasks in a technology enterprise involves management of files, backups, packages, services, networks, accounts, roles, templates etc.
This helps your technology business:
- Turns change into a competitive advantage
- Speeds product development
- Improves business agility
- Reduces risks, errors and downtime
- Simplies updates, migrations and recovery
Our experts achieve this by utilizing various open source softwares, writing custom shell scripts or mix and match of both.
Bash is a default command processor or Unix shell on Linux and Mac OSX. Bash combines the powers of sh ( Bourne shell ), ksh (korn shell) and csh (C shell) and runs in a text window while providing its users to type various commands. As a replacement for the Bourne Shell (sh) it also supports filename wildcarding, piping, here documents, command substitution,variables and control structures.
Cron is a job scheduler based on time used for automation in Unix operating systems. Commands or shell scripts can be scheduled to run periodically at certain times or dates. Cron allows automation of System maintenance, administration and general purposes.
Puppet is the flag ship IT automation software by Puppet Labs which is a private IT software based company. It provides infrastructure management throughout its life cycle from provisioning and configuration to patch management and compliance. Puppet can be used for automation of repetitive tasks, deploying critical applications, and change management. Puppet also supports private, public cloud models and is available in both open source and commercial versions.
Chef is an open-source configuration management tool written and maintained by Opscode. It uses domain-specific language (DSL) for writing system configuration “recipes” or “cookbooks”. Chef has extended its support for the cloud and can be run using a client/server model, or on a consolidated configuration named “chef-solo”.