Ever since the University of California, Berkeley Computer Science Research Group implemented the chroot(8) command and system call in its "Berkeley Software Distribution" operating system in 1982, the community-developed BSD Unix derivatives have set the standard for the introduction of plurality to the conventionally-singular Unix userland. Today's system operators and developers have an array of BSD-licensed multiplicity strategies at their disposal that offer various degrees of both isolation and virtualization when introducing plurality to their systems.
Businesses today are looking to reduce the cost of maintaining large number of servers while also increasing reliability and consistency by using configuration management tools.
Configuration management tools bring consistent, repeatable, dependable and rapid software deployment to your infrastructure while also performing preventive maintenance and repairing systems in real time.
Attend this session to learn how to install the open source Chef configuration management tool into your environment to deploy applications faster and more consistently than ever before.
CloudStack, an open source infrastructure as a service platform is used to power the public cloud offerings behind GoDaddy, Ninefold, and ~30 other service providers as well as providing the private cloud infrastructure for scores of folks like Edmunds.com and Zynga. We'll illustrate deploying a CloudStack cloud - talk about considerations such as networking, storage, isolation, redundancy, as well as getting things up and running. You'll need some familiarity with open source hypervisors such as Xen/XCP and KVM as well as being comfortable with the Linux command line.