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Speaker: Eric Sorenson, Director of Engineering Product, Puppet

When: 4 February 2019, 11:20 - 12:00

Talk Title: "Fourth Generation Automation: Uniting Models and Tasks"

To borrow a phrase, “In the beginning was the command line.” Then we had ISConf and CFEngine, and things were good… for a while.

Puppet and Chef came along, embodying the idea that infrastructure code should behave like application code. More recently, Ansible brought the concept of idempotent resources to imperative workflows, but stops short of modelling in favor of radical simplicity.

Now we’re wondering: is it possible to get the best of both worlds?
Can we get model-based guarantees plus orchestrated action?

I think the answer is “yes” and in this talk I will explore an emerging “fourth generation” of config management tools that attempt to bring the beneficial properties of models together with orchestrated action. In full disclosure, I’ll talk about Puppet’s Bolt and Lyra projects, but the talk will not be vendor-specific as tools like Terraform and OpsMop also exemplify this approach.

 

To find out more about this event and this talk, visit the ConfigManagementCamp Ghent website.

 

Type:
Speaking Engagement
Address:

HoGent - Campus Schoonmeersen
Valentijn Vaerwyckweg 1
9000 Gent
Belgium

"Fourth Generation Automation: Uniting Models and Tasks" - Config Management Camp Ghent, Belgium 2019

HoGent - Campus Schoonmeersen
Valentijn Vaerwyckweg 1
9000 Gent
Belgium

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