IT812

Grown-up IT: Scaling Up

Speakers: Nigel Kersten, CTO, Puppet Labs; Dave Pooser, IT Manager, Alford Media Services
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time: 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Handcrafted, artisanal: These can be great ways to describe beer or cheese, but if that’s how you’re building and managing systems you’re working way too hard for suboptimal results. This session will talk about how you scale up, using version control and configuration management (with a dose of change management theory) to build reproducible, reliable and manageable systems while leaving yourself plenty of time for the tasty handcrafted things in life. This session will be tool-agnostic; the point is to discuss techniques and concepts that you can use to move your environment into the manageable and managed future.