From Metal to Cloud - Automating the Cloud Assembly Line using Open Source Software

A session at Open World Forum 2013

  • Thomas Hatch

Friday 4th October, 2013

12:50pm to 1:15pm (PMT)

A new breed of open source software is expanding the horizons of what cloud architects and systems administrators are automating on the cloud assembly line. These new tools are built for the speed and scale of any cloud and now automate just about everything in the data center from bare metal provisioning to granular code tweaks. Open source tools evolve quickly and today provide much more than configuration management. Capabilities like orchestration and deployment of any cloud; infrastructure management; DevOps workflow automation; and fast parallel communications and remote execution are readily available. Thomas Hatch, creator of the Salt open source project, will detail the availability and usage of various open source management tools all of which were built for the requirements of cloud at scale to help automate data center management while building highly reliable compute environments. Attend this presentation to learn what the bleeding edge of open source holds for the future of data center automation.

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Thomas Hatch

Founder and CTO, Salt Stack

Tom is the creator and principal architect of SaltStack. His years of experience as principle cloud architect for Beyond Oblivion, software engineer for Applied Signal Technology, and systems admin for Backcountry.com provided real-world insights into requirements of the modern data center not met by existing tools. Tom’s knowledge and hands-on experience with dozens of new and old infrastructure management technologies helped to established the vision for Salt. Today, Tom is one of the most active contributors in the open-source community, and is widely regarded as rising star. For his work on Salt, in 2012 Tom received the Black Duck “Rookie of the Year” award and was named to the GitHub Octoverse Top 10 list for the project with the highest number of unique contributors sharing the list with other notable projects like Ruby and OpenStack.

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Time 12:50pm1:15pm PMT

Date Fri 4th October 2013


Moebius - Grand Auditorium, Beffroi de Montrouge

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