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Friday, August 31 • 11:55am - 12:40pm
Scaling Configuration Management Across Data Center and Cloud - Mark Burgess, CFEngine

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The days of large IT organizations maintaining systems manually are ending. Today's infrastructure is dynamic, personalized, and malleable. IT infrastructure has become incredibly flexible and complicated as it increasingly uses cloud computing infrastructure in combination with traditional data-centers. To manage such hybrid infrastructures, organizations need configuration management solutions that enable system administrators to deploy and move workloads with ease, without disruption and with consistent behavior across the physical and virtual platforms. This presentation is for infrastructure architects, system administrators and software developers. Mark will discuss the present and future challenges of managing IT infrastructure and will review scenarios and strategies to scale hybrid infrastructures from a few to thousands or even millions of nodes, while ensuring reliability and compliance for all nodes throughout their entire life cycle.


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Mark Burgess, CFEngine

Mark Burgess (ref: 1, 2) is the founder, CTO and principal author of CfEngine. He is Professor of Network and System Administration at Oslo University College and has led the way in theory and practice of automation and policy based IT management for 20 years. In the 1990s he underlined the importance of idempotent, autonomous desired state management (“convergence”) and formalized cooperative systems in the 2000s (“promise... Read More →


Friday August 31, 2012 11:55am - 12:40pm
Executive Center Room 2