Speaker Interview: Alex Perry

Google's Alex Perry took a few minutes to talk to the SCALE Team about his SCALE 12X presentation, "Devices Outside the Enterprise Perimeter."
Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?
A: I’m a Site Reliability Engineer for Google at the Los Angeles office located a few miles north in Venice. I’ve always been interested in automation; recently I’ve been improving the dynamic resiliency of our Enterprise scale Monitoring for all offices and corporate datacenters globally.  Before that, I worked on many other things over the last eight years.
Q: You're giving a talk on "Devices Outside the Enterprise Perimeter." Without tipping your hand on the actual talk, can you give us an idea of what we might expect?
A: I’ll discuss why VPNs are so hard to set up securely, and describe the architecture we’re using that avoids problems and lets employees work anywhere.
Q: Is this your first visit to SCALE? If so, what are your expectations? If not, can you give us your impressions of the event?
A: I’ve been attending (and often speaking) for years.  I’m expecting a busy weekend with barely a spare minute to grab a coffee, with lots of enjoyable corridor conversations getting interrupted by thought provoking technical presentations.  I usually prefer the DevOps track,as you might expect.
[SCALE Team interview by Hannah Anderson]