Here’s the thing about simplicity. It’s all relative. A developer’s idea of simplicity is different from a finance chief or a customer service agent. I run across a variety of startups in my daily work at TechCrunch. But few have that innate sense of elegance or the capability to abstract complexity to such an extent that anything else seems antiquated in comparison. Here are 10… → Read More
In its great expanse of servers, Facebook has deployed Opscode to help scale the social network’s infrastructure. To do this, Facebook is using Private Chef, the web-scale automation technology that Opscode updated today. → Read More
BMC Software, perhaps best known for its Remedy line of IT management products, announced today that it will acquire VaraLogix, makers of tools that help companies automate software deployments. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The move follows BMC’s acquisition of StreamStep and continued efforts to tap into the growing DevOps market.
Opscode, a company that provides cloud infrastructure automation for the enterprise, has raised $19.5 Million in Series C funding led by Ignition Partners, with Battery Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson participating in the round. The company also today announced that Ignition Partners’ John Connors has joined Opscode’s Board of Directors. This latest investment brings Opscode’s total… → Read More