Tom Limoncelli: Radical ideas from the book: The Practice of Cloud System Admin

Bay Area Infracoders
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We are very excited to bring for our next Infracoders meetup the well known author and speaker Tom Limoncelli as he is traveling from New York to the bay area in early July.

Tom ( will highlight some of the most radical ideas from his new book “The Practice of Cloud System Administration”. The book focuses on “distributed” or “cloud” computing and brings a DevOps/SRE sensibility to the practice of system administration. Unsatisfied with books that cover either design or operations in isolation, the authors created this new reference centered around a comprehensive approach. Some of the radical advice includes: improving uptime by using cheap unreliable hardware, why you should crash servers at random times, and that you should make peace with outages.

Tom Limoncelli’s is a coauthor of the new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration ( ). Tom Limoncelli is best known for books like Time Management for System Administrators (O’Reilly) and The Practice of System and Network Administration (Addison-Wesley). He works in New York City at Stack Exchange, home of and He tweets @YesThatTom ( and blogs at