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SkillsCast

Configuration Management Theory: Why idempotence and immutability?

24th May 2016 in London at CodeNode

This SkillsCast was filmed at WinOps

SkillsCast coming soon.

We'll discover the reasons why it is a risky bet to not *aim* to manage infrastructure and its configuration with idempotence and immutability at heart. Sharing real world experience, we'll see why configurations should not be done by humans (it's like playing Djenga), and why what may work at the beginning does not work over a long period of time or scale (pet vs cattle problem).

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Configuration Management Theory: Why idempotence and immutability?

Gael Colas

Gael Colas is a Cloud and Automation consultant based in London, UK, and fervent DevOps enthusiast. He has an extended experience in Infrastructure Operations for Financial Services, supporting critical platforms, with tight security constraints.

SkillsCast

SkillsCast coming soon.

We'll discover the reasons why it is a risky bet to not *aim* to manage infrastructure and its configuration with idempotence and immutability at heart. Sharing real world experience, we'll see why configurations should not be done by humans (it's like playing Djenga), and why what may work at the beginning does not work over a long period of time or scale (pet vs cattle problem).

Thanks to our sponsors

About the Speaker

Configuration Management Theory: Why idempotence and immutability?

Gael Colas

Gael Colas is a Cloud and Automation consultant based in London, UK, and fervent DevOps enthusiast. He has an extended experience in Infrastructure Operations for Financial Services, supporting critical platforms, with tight security constraints.