• Rocky Linux -- The Successor of CentOS

    Online event

    Rocky Linux has been described by some people in media as the most anticipated and desired software release of the year. And since the release, our download numbers and size of the community certainly supports this notion. This talk provides a bit of past, present, and future of Rocky Linux and endeavors to share as much about the project as possible as well as what is coming.

    Bio:
    Gregory M. Kurtzer is a 20+ year veteran in Linux, open source, and high performance computing. He is well known in the HPC space for designing scalable and easy to manage secure architectures for innovative performance intensive computing while working for the U.S. Department of Energy and joint appointment to UC Berkeley. Greg founded and led several large open source projects such as CentOS Linux, the Warewulf and Perceus cluster toolkits, the container system Singularity, and most recently, the successor to CentOS, Rocky Linux. Greg’s first startup was acquired almost 2 years ago and now he is working on software infrastructure, including Rocky Linux services and support as well as building a cloud native, cloud hybrid, federated orchestration platform called Fuzzball.

    Those who RSVP will receive an email with the video conference link. A view-only link will be posted here the day of the event, or watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/h_AWU7sOLag

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    Our meetings are scheduled for 7:00pm 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.

  • BayLISA Monthly General Meeting

    Online event

    Details for this meeting are still under development. Check back for more details as they become available.

    Our meetings are scheduled for 7:00pm 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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  • Storage Technology Algorithm Breakthroughs of the past Decade

    Storage technology systems have evolved over time with innovative companies utilizing advanced mathematics. A significant number of novel algorithms had to be developed in the process. Many of these offer enormous practical benefits, both in high-scale cloud storage, but also in much smaller environments. Many of these algorithms, while proven mathematically to work, remain at the forefront of research, and have yet to be brought to production as commercial offerings. This talk will delve into my experience with these technologies and inventions during my career.

    Jason Resch has over 15 years of experience in storage engineering, software development, and cryptography. He has presented at the Storage Developer Conference, ACM, Usenix, and NIST on storage and security topics. During his career at Cleversafe and IBM, he attained over 900 patents on areas of algorithms, security, and scalable storage technology, inventing quantum-secure protocols and algorithms. He maintains open source projects for threshold cryptography and cryptocurrency, and runs the big-questions website https://alwaysasking.com.

    RSVP and join the GoToMeeting or watch the stream LIVE on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SaR4SFqqMeU

    BayLISA meetings are scheduled for 7:00pm 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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  • Compliance as code: Using automation to turn compliance and security into tests

    Brief Session Abstract:
    Regulatory compliance is a fact of life for every enterprise. At the same time, competitive pressures are increasing with the advent of game-changing new technologies and customer expectations for digital services. This session will discuss a new approach to maintaining compliance for businesses of all sizes to deliver new products and services at speed.

    Speaker: Niamh (Pronounced “Neeve”) Cahill, Senior Manager, Solutions Architects

    Session Abstract:
    Compliance as Code is the backbone driving our IT systems and services. At the same time, competitive pressures are increasing with the advent of game-changing new technologies and customer expectations for digital services. In this session, Lead Cloud Automation Engineer, of H&R Block and Galen Emery, Lead Security and Compliance Architect at Chef Software will discuss how enterprises can deliver new products and services at high velocity while still maintaining compliance, along with providing a unique real-world approach to compliance as code. The management of all business services, applications and infrastructure exists in feedback loops that require constant optimization around cost, availability, performance, security and usage. This rapid acceleration can place IT teams in a reactive, “fire drill” mode that fosters mistakes, makes it hard to drive standardization and best practices, and detracts from the overall success of the business. In this highly decentralized world, manual compliance is no longer sufficient; organizations must find automated ways to maintain compliance without sacrificing agility. Making compliance an integral part of the deployment process is possible when compliance is expressed as code. Just as the configuration of systems have shifted toward infrastructure as code, you can manage compliance using a programmatic language. This lets users define compliance requirements in a human- and machine-readable language. Once you’ve codified your requirements, you can run them as automated tests that audit your systems. Attendees can expect to learn how to deliver consistent, efficient and highly repeating business outcomes at the lowest possible cost, with the maximum availability and security, while also allowing users to expand into new and higher value-add roles across businesses.

    RSVP and join the GoToMeeting or watch the stream LIVE on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9B01WpWnHSs

    Our meetings are scheduled for 7:00pm 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.

  • Building cloud infrastructure with developer friendly Infrastructure as Code

    Infrastructure as Code has become an essential part of the mindset which has allowed the DevOps movement to explode in popularity. There are countless stories of productivity increases from teams who have taken popular IaC tools and built robust infrastructure which enables teams to ship software fast.

    Often, these tools involve a learning curve to adopt. That could be understanding the available features of your cloud provider, learning a new DSL or reading a long, complex YAML document, for many developers this can be too overwhelming and involves being catapulted out of their comfort zone.

    In this talk, the speaker will introduce Pulumi, an infrastructure-as-code platform which meets developers where they are, and examine how developing IaC that uses application programming languages can improve teams and orgs.

    Speaker:
    Lee Briggs, Staff Engineer at Pulumi is a Staff Software Engineer at Pulumi. With almost 10 years of experience designing, building and maintaining distributed and complex systems, he wears the scars of many deployment tools. When he's not trying to fit monolithic applications into containers, he playing and watching Soccer and walks with his family and dog, Toby.

    Link to video will be sent 24hr before event to all those who RSVP.

    UPDATE: For those that missed the RSVP cutoff, we will be trying a non-interactive live stream that you can watch here:

    https://youtu.be/ArZYR4bZ6lg

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    Our meetings are scheduled for 7:00pm 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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  • Speeding Up Development with Infrastructure as Code and Dynamic Environments

    With the latest advances in Infrastructure as Code tooling, you can now move your team away from shared, static cloud environments and give each developer their own dynamic, isolated ones - speeding up their development processes and reducing overhead for your SRE team.

    Join us this month to hear Ohad Maislaish, CEO of env0, as he takes us through the how, and why, of deploying dynamic environments in an automated and secure way.

    Bio:
    Ohad Maislish is the CEO and co-founder of env0. Prior to env0, Ohad was the CEO and founder of Arno Software, a services company specializing in complicated cloud infrastructure projects, and Capester, a startup which empowered citizens in SmartCities around the world. In addition to these roles, Ohad has served in different technical and management roles at Ravello Systems, eToro and VMware. He started his career as the youngest developer at Microsoft Israel at the age of 17, after starting his bachelor degree at the age of 14, in parallel to high school.

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    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. Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month.

    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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  • Containers beyond Microservices

    Online event

    Containers are now being used as a fast and efficient way to deploy isolated systemd, Docker or Kubernetes environments. This is very useful for development, testing, and CI/CD. However, using containers this way requires complex container configs and unsecure privileged containers, making it difficult for enterprise devOps. Nestybox's Cesar Talledo will discuss these challenges and a solution that addresses them

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    Bio:
    Cesar Talledo is co-founder of Nestybox, a startup working to enhance the capabilities and use-cases of containers. Cesar has two decades of experience in hardware and software engineering, with deep expertise in Linux, containers, and virtualization. He most recently worked in VMware's ESX hypervisor team prior to founding Nestybox last year.

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    BayLISA 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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