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Containers and Clustering

BayLISA welcomes Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS to the April 2014 BayLISA meeting.

The architectural patterns of a large scale platform are changing. Dedicated VMs and configuration management tools are being replaced by containerization and new service management technologies like systemd. Come and learn how to use these new technologies to build performant, reliable, large distributed systems.


Alex Polvi is the CEO of CoreOS, a Y-Combinator funded start-up, focusing on building a new operating system for massive server deployments. Prior to CoreOS Alex was GM for Rackspace Hosting, Bay Area, overseeing cloud product development. Alex joined Rackspace through the acquisition of his company, Cloudkick, which provided cloud server monitoring and management tools. Alex is a sysadmin at heart, contributing significantly to many open source projects, including Mozilla and Apache. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Oregon State University. 

Meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month, at Yahoo's 700 1st Ave building in Sunnyvale (near Moffett Field, Juniper, Weird Stuff, and the Sunnyvale water plant/landfill).


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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  • Dan M.

    This meetup was not recorded, but here is a youtube link from a similar talk that Alex gave at the SaltStack Salt Lake City meetup:

    May 14, 2014

  • Don G.

    Anyone know how long the meeting is?

    April 17, 2014

    • Robert N.

      Generally they run till 9:30 for the presentation and conversations can run beyond that. We're invited to leave the building between 10-10:30. It depends on the speaker and topic though.

      April 17, 2014

    • Don G.

      Thank you Robert.

      April 17, 2014

  • Mark L.

    Hello folks, it is the day of the meetup and there is a waiting list. Would you be so kind as to update your status if you cannot attend? Thanks in advance!

    April 17, 2014

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