The “Missing Guide” on using Ansible to protect your secrets

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Dan Tehranian, DevOps Lead here at Delphix, recently published an excellent “missing guide” on using Ansible, an automation tool used in DevOps, and how to keep your organization’s secrets secret. Once you’ve started using Ansible to codify the configuration of your infrastructure, you will undoubtedly run into a situation where you need to manage some of your infrastructure’s “secrets”.…

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Intern Week @ Delphix

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Written by Peter Washington (Rice University BS ’15, MS Stanford ’17) I am the only intern at the Boston office this summer. After learning that it was a possibility to intern in the Boston office at Delphix, I deliberately made the decision to take the opportunity here. I knew that, as a future graduate student at…

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On the Front Lines of A Funding Announcement

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Written by Alexandros Mathopoulos (Babson College ’17) When I look back to how I felt right before joining Delphix, the only word that comes to mind is fear. I had just signed an offer with a company whose product was so sophisticated, I wasn’t sure I even fully grasped what it was. On top of…

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European Bioinformatics Institute expands award winning Delphix DaaS project

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Danny Palmer at Computing, the UK’s leading IT publication, has an interview with Steven Newhouse, CIO of The European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). EBI recently won Computer Weekly’s Best Datacenter Project of the Year for a Data as a Service project that used Delphix in its data center to consolidate a massive amount of genomic data…

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Profiles in Engineering: Dan Tehranian — DevOps Lead

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Dan Tehranian’s father is still a little sore at the $5,000 broadband bill triggered by tens of thousands of downloads of one of his first apps, an easy to use MP3 creation utility. This was in the late-1990s and Dan’s father worked in the computer industry so there was always lots of computer gear at…

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DaaS – The golden layer in the layer cake of IT

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It’s been a great three weeks for Delphix with the announcement of $75m in oversubscribed funding led by Fidelity Investments; winning the prestigious “DevOps Solution of the Year” in Computing’s Vendor Excellence Awards; and European Bioinformatics Institute’s Delphix project winning “Best Data Centre Project of the Year” from Computer Weekly. Delphix is accumulating great momentum, with fabulous user case…

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The challenge facing all innovative technologies

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I came across a great interview by Danny Palmer at Computing, with Mike Lear the CIO of City Index, which provides spread betting services to tens of thousands of financial markets traders. Faster delivery of apps is key in the competitive market for financial data that City Index provides but so is data accuracy. Testing…

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Delphix Data Masking: Interview with Mike Logan

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Delphix made its first acquisition recently, Boston-based Axis, the leader in data masking. The two companies had previously partnered on many enterprise sales. I spoke with Mike Logan, the co-founder and President of Axis, about the merger. Here’s my notes from our conversation and my comments in [square brackets]: – About the merger, he says…

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The power of Delphix as a ‘time machine’ in speeding up apps development

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The recent “leap second” added to atomic clocks inspired Woody Evans, Solution Architect at Delphix, to write about the challenges in DevOps in finding “the last “concurrent moment” among a group of datasets so that we can restore to the same point in time across them all.” It’s something that Delphix does brilliantly. Here’s an…

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Profiles in Engineering: Matt Amdur and the future of software defined storage

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By Darci Moore Senior engineer Matt Amdur joined Delphix in August 2011 after more than six and a half years as senior staff engineer at VMware working in the storage space and leading teams responsible for delivering NFS support for ESX. He says he was drawn to Delphix by the opportunity to solve hard problems…

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