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@Aethylred: R&D infrastructure highly variable and generates data at unpredictable rates. DevOps and #OpenStack allows researchers to control scaling.
The DevOps session, Redmine for bugs, Chef/puppet, OpenLdap, svn & git, its a good OSS stack. Single portal, elastic cloud I think, for single pane for engineering, flexibility w/o exposure to back end, that's what provides all the tools, and reduces exposure to them directly.
Electric Commander – Automate ALL the DevOps and CI/CD things.