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Presentation: "Cloud...so much more than a tool fest"

Track: Cloud Architectures, APIs and Tools / Time: Wednesday 15:20 - 16:20 / Location: Westminster

This presentation draws from a recent project on building a scalable infrastructure for supporting TV-shows. It wants to highlight

  • how PAAS didn't fit in our problem space
  • that you can design internal Enterprises infrastructures based on kvm,vsphere, ... to achieve the same dynamics as the cloud would bring you 
  • the role cloud abstraction libraries play in that field (fog/jclouds/boto)
  • the role of configuration management systems like chef/puppet/cfengine
  • how this helps in achieving Service Level Agreements because you can achieve a direct support relationship
  • how to reuse the same flexibility within your development, test environment

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Patrick Debois, Bridging the gap between projects and operations

Patrick Debois

Biography: Patrick Debois

In order to understand current IT organizations, Patrick has taken a habit of changing both his consultancy role and the domain which he works in: sometimes as a developer, manager, sysadmin, tester and even as the customer.

During 15 years of consultancy, there is one thing that annoys him badly, it is the great divide between all these groups. But times are changing now: being a player on the market requires you to get these ‘battles’ under control between these silos.

He first presented concepts on Agile Infrastructure at Agile 2008 in Toronto, and in 2009 he organized the first devopsdays . Since then he has been promoting the notion of ‘devops’ to exchange ideas between these groups and show how they can help each other to achieve better results in business.

Website - http://jedi.be/blog