The Age of Powershell

The IT industry is changing at a rapid pace, and gone are the days when administrators managed just a handful of servers. In today’s rapid deployments, system administrators are required to handle tens of hundreds of servers that are spun up or destroyed, as demand dictates. The industry is increasingly dealing with this trend with a handful of technologies that automate many tasks that were done by hand in the past, including the creation of virtual machines, containers, configuration of operating systems, networking parameters, audit setting, and installation of applications or features. Tools such as Chef, Ansible and Puppet manage the configuration of servers, and others such as Kubernetes and Docker can be used to perform lightweight virtualization and application isolation, while Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud services give rise to fast and massive infrastructure with little capital expenditure for applications.

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