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Thursday, August 22


Architecting for Failure in AWS
Krux is an infrastructure provider for many of the websites you use online today, like NYTimes.com, WSJ.com, Wikia and NBCU. For every request on those properties, Krux will get one or more as well. We grew from zero traffic to several billion requests per day in the span of 2 years, and we did so exclusively in AWS. As anyone using AWS will be able to tell you, there's good parts, and there's the bad ones. This is the story of all the pitfalls we encountered, and how, through architecture, convention and common sense, we managed to build an infrastructure that is "Always Up" from the end user perspective and incredibly economical to build, scale & operate.

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Jos Boumans

VP of Operations, Krux Digital
Jos is the VP of Operations at Krux, supporting a platform with over 4 billion requests per day with a tiny Ops team. Every bit of the AWS stack is automated, monitored & graphed, with maximized resilience and minimized cost. In a previous life I ran the Ubuntu Server group at Canonical... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2013 11:10am - 12:00pm
Fountain Fairmont Hotel


Puppet Labs Powered OpenShift
OpenShift is an open source Platform as a Service which is built on a collection of technologies including Puppet and MCollective. This talk will explain our usage of Puppet on projects like OpenShift Origin which uses Vagrant and Puppet and will also cover our usage of MCollective to orchestrate events across a volatile infrastructure environment. Get a glimpse under the covers of OpenShift and see how we use Puppet and MCollective to power a market leading PaaS.

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Matt Hicks

Director of Engineering, OpenShift, Red Hat
Matt Hicks is one of the founding members of the Red Hat OpenShift team. He has spent over a decade in software engineering with a variety of roles in development, operations, architecture and management. His real expertise is in bridging the gap between developing code and actually... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Fountain Fairmont Hotel


Deploying VMware vCloud Hybrid Service with Puppet
This session will provide an overview of the challenges of deploying and managing VMware vCloud Hybrid service with Puppet. VMware vCloud Hybrid service automation not only require configuration management of operating systems, but also configuration management of several VMware products through their APIs: * VMware vCenter (vSphere API) * VMware vCloud Network and Security (vShield API) * VMware vCloud Director (vCloud API)

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Nan Liu

Sr. Systems Engineer, VMware Inc.
Nan is a Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware focused on developing automation solutions for VMware vCloud Hybrid service (vCHS). Previously, he worked as a technical evangelist and professional service engineer at Puppet Labs developing and promoting DevOps solutions for partners and customers... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2013 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Fountain Fairmont Hotel


Infrastructure Cloud Management
Running an infrastructure cloud requires more than just hypervisors and fast provisioning. Clouds like data centers need to be managed. This presentation will cover some of the basics of "Cloud Management" which will include Configuration Management, Orchestration, Security Management, Budget Control and Governance. In this presentation we will use examples from enterprise implementations of public clouds (AWS) and private clouds (Openstack) that integrate with Puppet to show how to fully manage a cloud infrastructure. An example of an orchestrated multi-tiered stack across multiple clouds will be used as a demo. The presentation will also include best practices gained from working with over 20 different large scale cloud implementations.

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John Willis

VP of Customer Service and Enablement, Dell (formally Enstratius)
John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Dell (formally Enstratius), Willis was the VP of Solutions for DTO Solutions where he led the transition to a new suite of automated infrastructure and DevOps solutions. Prior to DTO Solutions... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Fountain Fairmont Hotel


Building a Hyper-Secure VPC on AWS with Puppet
This session will describe the techniques and patterns used in a real life project where the goal was to: build a VPC on AWS, make it extremely secure on all accounts, do it automated.

I will describe how you can take Puppet and AWS and introduce all kinds of real life security measures, all managed by Puppet. These security measures include: Log collection and analysis (in combination with Graylog2), Transparent Proxy Hosts for DMZ separation, Host Based Firewalls to augment the non-logging AWS firewalls/security groups, CIS (Center for Internet Security) Benchmark enforcement on standard AWS Linux AMIs, change tracking with SVN.

This session will highlight where Puppet saved the day but also where integration was troublesome.

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Tim Nolet

Technical Architect, Xebia
Tim Nolet is an infrastructure architect and continuous delivery consultant working for Xebia (www.xebia.com). Brought up on a steady diet of Java enterprise applications, he has helped his customers design, build and manage internet infrastructures in diverse areas of travel, retail... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2013 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Fountain Fairmont Hotel


Using Puppet for Deploying Hyper-V OpenStack Compute Nodes
A discussion about using Puppet to deploy openstack on Hyper-V and my experiences writing puppet manifests for Windows.

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Peter Pouliot

Sr. SDET OpenStack, Microsoft
Peter Pouliot, CISSP Peter has been evangelizing for OpenStack Hyper-V integration since March 2011, now as a Microsoft employee within Microsoft’s Open Source Technology Center, he is working on OpenStack Hyper-V integration. He is the official subject matter expert on OpenStack... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Fountain Fairmont Hotel
Friday, August 23


Automation Generation: Or Why Skill is the Answer to Scale
Nick Weaver, Automation Architect, VMware, will deliver a technical drill-down on his VMworld talk, Automation Generation: Or Why Skill is the Answer to Scale.

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Nicholas Weaver

Cloud Automation Architect, Hybrid Cloud Service, VMware
Nicholas Weaver is the Cloud Automation Architect for VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) platform and the primary architect behind the vCHS automation framework (Project Zombie). He is also a co-creator of the PuppetLabs Razor project and many VMware-specific free tools. He previously... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2013 11:10am - 12:00pm
Venetian Lobby Level


A One Stop Solution for Puppet and OpenStack
Throughout the last year, we have been using and developing tools that allow us to have an IaaS where our data center is configured by Puppet and our virtualization and authentication needs are catered by Openstack. RedHat's foreman is our lifecycle management tool which we configured to support both bare metal and Openstack virtual machines. We use git to manage environments and hostgroup configurations and we will tell you how we deal with its security implications, how to store Hieradata secrets. Switching from a homebrew toolchain to open source tools like Facter, Foreman, Openstack has turned out into many contributions to these teams. Nearly everyone at CERN has started to wear the devops hat which brings new challenges in terms of development workflows and scalability.

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Daniel Lobato Garcia

Software Engineer, CERN
Daniel Lobato is a developer who has worked in very different environmentst, from data centers and mainframes to startups. Nowadays he has dived into the Agile Infrastructure team at CERN where the design and implementation of the new computing infrastructure is done. As for Puppet... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Venetian Lobby Level


Puppet, now with Google!
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Marc Cohen

Developer Programs Engineer, Google
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Eric Johnson

Technical Program Manager, Google

Friday August 23, 2013 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Venetian Lobby Level


Puppet and AWS: Getting the Best of Both Worlds
This talk will be a modified and updated version of the talk given at Puppet Camp Amsterdam. I will discuss some technical examples of how to use Puppet to manage large infrastructures in Amazon's cloud, as well as giving some background in to how Puppet fits in to the AWS ecosystem. Further topics include: - OpsWorks (Amazon's Chef-based configuration management offering) and what it means for Puppet - using Puppet in conjunction with CloudFormation - using Puppet to automate common AWS tasks, such as building AMIs - using Vagrant and Puppet to create an easy path from local development to production - common pitfalls and workarounds

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Mike Ryan

Cloud Infrastructure Consultant, Epitech BV
Mike Ryan is the founder of Epitech BV, a cloud technology consultancy based in Amsterdam, and author of the upcoming O'Reilly book AWS System Administration. He is also the founder of Cloudfrag, an internet gaming startup, and is focussed on using efficient engineering practices... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2013 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Venetian Lobby Level


Puppet and Apache CloudStack
Puppet is ideal for abstracting away the configurations of machines. In the time since puppet arrived on the scene, IaaS has started to creep into the mainstream. Now instead of just managing the configuration in the machine, the machine state itself can be configured, and even broken out to manage the configuration of all the deployed instances in a datacenter. We'll explore delving into using Apache CloudStack to do so, but we'll talk about the applicable other platforms as well.

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David Nalley

Committer/PMC member, Apache CloudStack
David is a recovering sysadmin who spent a year in operations before starting to work on cloudy things. He's currently employed by Citrix in the Open Source Business Office to spend his time working on Apache CloudStack. In addition to CloudStack he's been involved in a number of... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Venetian Lobby Level