As workloads shift between physical data centers and cloud infrastructure providers, configuration management that targets different underlying deployment types has become critical. Of course, many vendors in both the cloud, systems and networking spaces rely on specific features that only they have to attract and retain customers. These factors create an interesting dichotomy when building commoditized infrastructure that runs across different topologies. In this talk we'll cover different methods and techniques for building modern infrastructure that spans the data center and public cloud seamlessly.
Sam Kottler is a software and systems engineer and has worked on some of the most prominent projects in the Ruby community. He's a core committer on Bundler, RubyGems, CentOS, Ansible, and operates RubyGems.org's infrastructure. In addition to his open source contributions, Sam is the founding member of the platform engineering team at DigitalOcean, where he designs and manages hardware and data centers across the globe. Before DigitalOcean he lived in Bhutan and served as a technical advisor to the Royal University of Bhutan, worked in Red Hat's virtualization group, and was an early engineer at Venmo and Acquia.