Abstract/Description

You may be building, testing, and delivering code, but how do you manage your environments? “Early and continuous delivery of valuable software” is much easier when you can rapidly provision infrastructure, and guarantee its consistency and correctness across development through to production. It turns out that the same agile principles and practices you use for software can be applied to delivering infrastructure.

This talk describes the goals and core principles of Infrastructure as Code – the “A” for “Automation” in the DevOps “CALMS” model. What are Patterns and antipatterns for using cloud and infrastructure automation tools like Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Saltstack, etc.

See how you can apply Test Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD) and other Agile practices to your full systems.

About the Speaker(s)

Kief Morris is Cloud Practice Lead at ThoughtWorks, and the author of the O'Reilly book "Infrastructure as Code" (http://oreil.ly/1JKIBVe). He works with organisations to understand how to take advantage of cloud, infrastructure automation, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery to become more effective at delivering IT services. Originally from Tennessee, Kief moved to London in the dot-com days and has been there ever since.