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rPath and Cfengine to Help IT Leaders Weather the Storm

rPath (Businesswire) - 30 September 2010

rPath and Cfengine to Help IT Leaders Weather the Storm

Webinar to Offer Insight into Taking on Massive Scale, Accelerating Change and Collapsing Budgets in the Modern Data Center

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--rPath, an innovator in automating system deployment and maintenance, is co-sponsoring an upcoming webinar in which three of the foremost innovators in system automation practices for scale will discuss an “industrialized” approach to automating the system lifecycle and software supply chain that takes its cues from modern manufacturing practices. rPath is co-sponsoring the event with Cfengine.

“Weathering the Perfect Storm: Taking on Massive Scale, Accelerating Change and Collapsing Budgets in the Modern Data Center”

Today’s enterprise IT organizations face a perfect storm — compounding scale, accelerating change, and collapsing operating budgets. IT is being asked to take on more — and deliver faster — with fewer resources. This has led to something of a renaissance for automation as the only practical way forward. But yesterday’s ad hoc, script-based approaches to automation can’t meet the demands of the modern data center. IT is looking for a better way to automate IT system construction, deployment and change in the age of speed and scale.


      “Weathering the Perfect Storm: Taking on Massive Scale, Accelerating Change

and Collapsing Budgets in the Modern Data Center” webinar



Mark Burgess, founder and CTO, Cfengine; professor, University of Oslo

Erik Troan, founder and CTO, rPath; co-author of RPM

Glenn O’Donnell, senior analyst, Forrester Research



Thursday, October 7, 2010; 1:00 p.m. Eastern time (10:00 a.m. Pacific time)



Register for this free event at

Attendees will learn:

  • Altered expectations: The new benchmarks for high performance IT
  • A framework for the modern automation tool chain
  • From dev through ops: Integrating the system supply chain
  • Incremental steps to exponential impact: A graduated path to automation

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rPath automates system deployment and maintenance across physical, virtual and cloud environments. rPath’s innovative release automation platform is based on the industry’s only commercial version control repository for managing deployed software systems. The result is an easy-to-deploy and cost-effective automation solution for rapid, low-risk and low-overhead deployment and maintenance of complex software systems. rPath dramatically improves responsiveness to business lines, reduces compliance risks, and allows resource-constrained IT organizations to significantly reduce operating costs and “do more with less.” Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, rPath has 80+ customers including some of the world’s largest enterprises and ISVs. Visit

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Tags: rPath, release automation, release automation platform, virtualization, cloud, data center automation, application deployment, unified automation and control, system version control, deep system modeling, Cfengine


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