High velocity, massive scale DevOps with SaltStack

A session at Open World Forum 2013

  • Thomas Hatch

Friday 4th October, 2013

2:45pm to 3:25pm (PMT)

In today's enterprise data centers if we aren't working in real-time we risk being dangerously irrelevant. As infrastructure is deployed to run the latest cloud or Web-scale applications, the builders of it all are at a significant disadvantage if data is old or if tools, and the people using them to support a DevOps approach, are anything but asyncronous and running in parallel. Powerful software for real-time data center control exists today, and it is open source. Tools like SaltStack were specifically built for systems administrators tasked with managing thousands and hundreds of thousands of systems configurations and need to do it at the speed and scale of the today's infrastrcuture and cloud. This talk will show how real-time system automation is possible and surprisingly simple. Big things are possible when data center automation is done in parallel. Because if we are tasked with keeping the Internet running, we might as well do it fast, efficient and with as little effort as possible.

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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 2:45pm3:25pm PMT

Date Fri 4th October 2013


Gopher (2.06), Beffroi de Montrouge

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