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DevOps & DataOps - Automate Microservices and Data Services Anywhere
Most modern applications consist of two types of workloads: microservices for the business logic, today usually deployed in containers, and multiple third party data services to transport, analyze, and store data. The major cloud providers offer proprietary managed services for these components, but for deployments that need to run on a mix of cloud, datacenter and edge locations they aren’t an option. Some of the most popular open source tools for these components are Kubernetes, Apache Kafka, Spark and Cassandra, but managing them yourself requires deep knowledge of each technology. In this talk, Tobi Knaup will demo how System Administrators can use Mesosphere DC/OS to deliver these open source technologies “as-a-Service” on any cloud, datacenter or edge location with a high level of automation, while maintaining architectural control. ----- Bio: Tobi Knaup was one of the first engineers and tech lead at Airbnb where he wrote large parts of the infrastructure, scaled the site to millions of users, and built a world class engineering team. He is currently CTO and co-founder of Mesosphere. ----- Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public. We always welcome presentation topics and volunteer speakers. Use the "Contact us" link on this page to get in touch with BayLISA's directors.

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Respond by: 7/19/2018

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BayLISA is the premiere system administration user group in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in the very early 90s after the fourth Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference, BayLISA has supported and educated systems, network, storage, virtualization, and other technology professionals in the Bay Area for over 20 years.

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One way to put it is that there are many user groups, but we are the sysadmins group. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets monthly to discuss topics of interest to administrators and managers of sites supporting more than 100 users and/or computers. The meetings are free and open to the public.

BayLISA grew out of an after-hours discussion among attendees of the USENIX LISA IV conference. The idea was to provide a forum for Sysadmin professionals in the San Francisco Bay area to get together and exchange ideas, hear speakers address topics of interest and most importantly, socialize.

BayLISA stands for: Bay Area Large Installation System Administrators

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