April 6, 2012 (Powerhomebiz.com) CFEngine, Inc., developer of CFEngine 3, the more advanced configuration management software, explains the advantages of upgrading from CFEngine 2 to CFEngine 3.
“CFEngine 3 is a complete rewrite of CFEngine 2. This new configuration management software will enable you to manage and be in full control of your IT infrastructure,” says Nili Gafni, marketing specialist for CFEngine Inc.
For more than a decade now, CFEngine 2 became the most popular open source configuration management software available. It has been used by thousands of companies around the word in automating common system administration tasks. However, this software has many limitations. To address all the known problems encountered with CFEngine 2, CFEngine 3 was conceptualized and developed. This new version is more efficient, flexible and consistent. Users who already upgraded to the latest version agree that CFEngine 3 has indeed a lot of advantages over CFEngine 2.
One customer was thankful of their decision to upgrade. “We have upgraded our IT automation and configuration management from CFEngine 2 to CFEngine 3 Nova. It has helped our systems become more dependable and our department to become more agile overall.”
Upgrading from CFEngine 2 to CFEngine 3 is not as difficult as most people think. CFEngine company can even assist you in the process. This new version supports more operating systems and uses 10 times lesser code than its predecessor. It is also more consistent in syntax and behavior and with greater scalability despite using lesser system resources which is another benefit. In addition, CFEngine 3 is more advantageous because it no longer requires under-the-hood programming just to extend the language. Using it provides greater agility and you can update entire enterprise within 5 minutes.
With all its advantages over the older version, CFEngine 3 is now considered one of the most advanced configuration management platforms in the market today. It is engineered to ensure the availability, security and compliance of mission-critical applications and services in companies. Because it is decentralized and independent, it is highly scalable and can continually perform the monitoring, self-repair and updating of multiple-site enterprises every 5 minutes without affecting your normal operation.
CFEngine 3 is such a useful and powerful tool that can help automate both small and large enterprises. You should have no trouble in the upgrading process because CFEngine already made it easy for customers, “We will convert your CFEngine 2 policies for you when you upgrade to CFEngine 3 Nova.” And to those who are using the free version, Gafni added “You can use our Consulting Services to help you upgrade your CFEngine 2 policies to the CFEngine 3 Community.
About the Company
In 2008, Mark Burgess founded CFEngine AS, an Oslo-based software and services company. They are the developer of CFEngine 3 which made a debut that same year. The company opened their headquarters in Palo Alto, California, USA in 2011. The company offers two CFEngine editions: CFE Community and CFE Nova. These products run on all common platforms including UNIX, Linux, Windows and Macintosh. They also provide services such as CFEngine Training, CFEngine Consulting, and CFEngine Technical Support. To get an overview of their products and services, you can visit them at www.cfengine.com . You may also contact them at +47 21 39 94 50 (Oslo, Norway) or +1 650 257 0233 (Palo Alto, California, USA).