Thursday, Sept 26th 6:30pm: Operating at scale with Puppet by separating data from code

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Brian Gupta

Sep 24, 2013, 4:17:48 PM9/24/13
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PuppetNYC presents:

Carla Souza and Richard Newman
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Operating at scale with puppet by separating data from code

When: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:30 PM

Where: The Ladders - 137 Varick St. 8th Floor, New York, NY (edit map)

Managing over 10k nodes brings unique challenges, one of them is
managing all data in a scalable way, but solving the scalability issue
isn't enough. The data must be available and manageable in a user
friendly way. This talk is about how we successfully implemented a
solution using Hiera, Redis, Sensu, Rails and Grape that made us
capable of managing the infrastructure without altering puppet
manifests and providing our customers with the ability to not only
manage their own data but also build their own applications to manage
their infrastructure using our API.

Speaker's Bio's:

Carla Souza
Co-Founder of Puppet Brazil community, Carla Souza currently works for
Reliant Security as a Senior Engineer. She has Bachelor in Computer
Science from Universidade Federal de Campina Grande in Brazil, 7 years
of experience in Unix systems administration and is the author of
Puppet Virt module.

Richard Newman
As Managing Partner of Reliant, Richard Newman is responsible for the
Company’s day-to-day operations, as well as its strategic direction. A
technologist at heart, Richard has more than 15 years of experience in
applications and infrastructure. A lead party in five successful
start-ups, along with extensive experience consulting to numerous
retailers, he is adept at working with both small and large
organizations. His technical expertise extends to LANs, WANS, voice
and data systems, wireless networks, enterprise storage and SANs,
enterprise server platforms, legacy environments and information
security. In addition to network and systems design, Richard has
worked extensively creating software applications and brings a
disciplined approach to Reliant’s product development efforts. Richard
graduated in 1991 from Columbia University in New York City.
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