NYSE stock exchange was offline for 4 hours in 2015 because the incorrect IT Environment configuration was loaded.

The Problem – Track, Identify and correct configuration changes and setting across test, development and production IT Environments.

On Thursday 9th July 2015, the New York Stock Exchange NYSE was shut down for 4 hours wiping off millions of dollars when a routine software update went horribly wrong, because the incorrect configuration was loaded with a new software update.

 

Cause

 

Application configuration or environment settings constitute a million moving parts across the operating system, application, database, middle ware, messaging, GUI front end etc, most times it impossible to manually capture and identify the differences across these moving parts in development, test and production systems.

 

Like everything else the more organised and the more up to date accurate configuration information on these test or development beds or IT Environments is captured/maintained, the more information on all the moving parts is captured automatically from tools, scripts then the less likely that the above scenario will occur.

 

DevOps tools specifically built to track and manage application configuration settings will certainly help such as Omnium Enterprise

 

Omnium Enterprise – Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery Pipeline DevOps Manager

 

Omnium Enterprise is a Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery Pipeline tool developed to use Artificial Intelligence concepts to identify, track and automatically revert any changes to the millions of application, system, server and database configuration items & settings across the host operating system, middle ware, database, and messaging and transaction application tiers.

 

As a DevOps Manager Omnium Enterprise, manages, triggers, reports on all activities across all DevOps tools, automation scripts and routines.

 

Omnium Enterprise can also be configured not to override any changes it detects but to only provide alerts to the DevOps Operator/Engineer who will now act to revert or accept any changes that have occurred.

 

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