Automating the Cloud with Chef

Adam Jacob (Chef)
Administration, Cloud Computing, Linux, Perl, Python, Ruby, Ubuntu
Location: Meeting Room B3
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)

Infrastructure is code – the separation between how you manage your infrastructure and how you build your applications is disappearing. Adam Jacob, CTO of Opscode and primary author of Chef, will teach you what this means in practice – through showing how to deploy real-world applications with Chef on EC2.

We’ll talk about:

  • Deploying Web Applications… * Ruby on Rails * Catalyst * Django * Tomcat * PHP
  • Setting up Database Servers… * MySQL * PostgreSQL
  • Automating Monitoring and Trending… * Nagios * Munin * Ganglia
  • Centrally managing your application configuration

Along the way we’ll be talking about best practices in systems automation, quirks about EC2, and talking about how tools like Chef, Nanite, RabbitMQ and CouchDB can make your life easier.

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Adam Jacob

Chef

A twelve year system operations veteran, Adam is the CTO of Opscode, whose mission is to bring “Infrastructure Automation to the Masses”. He is the primary author of Chef.

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Tucker Bradford
07/24/2009 2:09pm PDT

Oh, and I would be glad to lend out conference space (50ish seats) in Mountain View, for a longer Chef tutorial if there is interest!

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Tucker Bradford
07/24/2009 2:08pm PDT

Thanks Adam, This session was the perfect end to a great week. Chef is certainly the best tool I found at the conference, and it was awesome to bookend the week with Chef talks!! Well done!

Raymond Tham
07/24/2009 12:33pm PDT

I got a lot of great information out of this. Wish this was a longer session even.

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Andy Oram
07/24/2009 12:31pm PDT

Quite fast-paced, but if one concentrates you can make sense of the presentation.

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