February 22-24, 2013
Hilton Los Angeles International Airport
More than a decade ago, Infrastructures.org published their iconoclastic paper on deploying large installations. While they diverge in some design choices, tools like Cfengine, Chef, and Salt, and systems at Google, Facebook, and Amazon, largely echo the same ideas of "Bootstrapping an Infrastructure". In today's world of DevOps, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Mobile Apps, many of the paper's assumptions and conclusions should be re-examined. Join us in a discussion of design philosophies and methodologies for managing superscale infrastructures today, and what smaller installations can learn from them.