• Self-Hosting For Mortals - Effortlessly run Apps on your Servers using Cloudron

    This month at BayLISA we will learn about Cloudron from Girish Ramakrishnan. Girish is the co-founder of Cloudron. He is a privacy enthusiast and has this crazy idea that in an enlightened future, everyone will own and operate a smartserver to accompany their smartphone. This will give them complete control and ownership of their data. He is an engineer by trade and has contributed to many FOSS projects including Qt, WebKit, KDE, Crosswalk and Haraka. These days he copy/pastes code from the internet and calls himself a full stack developer. About the Talk: Today, all of us have a smartphone in our pocket. These supercomputers have more computing power than the ones used by NASA during the Apollo mission. Everyone and their mom can install apps on their phones. Apps are deployed sandboxed and kept automatically updated. Nobody thinks about "managing" a phone. The same experience does not exist for the server market. While servers can be spun up within seconds at any public cloud provider, installing apps like a blog, a chat, a wiki remains a time consuming and daunting task. The constant effort required to keep apps up-to-date and secure deters most people from self-hosting. In this talk, we will cover: * Why self-host at all? * The challenges to self-hosting apps * How containers provides a unique app delivery and deployment mechanism * How the Cloudron solution greatly simplifies managing apps on your server. This will be very technical and we will cover the Cloudron architecture in detail. Join us! 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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  • Enabling Containers at the Edge with Kristopher Francisco - Evolute

    Over the next 3 years, 75% of workloads are expected to move to the edge. As 5G standards are introduced, DevOps leaders and enterprise administrators are being asked to perform work on both content (data) and functionality in more places, more asynchronously than ever before. Founder and chief technologist of Evolute, a contributor to Docker, Mesos and one of the first large scale, distributed Kubernetes architectures being implemented in the Fortune 5 energy sector, Kristopher Francisco examines the latest edge capabilities of a company’s native enterprise container platform. From the ability to define once and distribute anywhere - to standard global computing operations across any large implementation architecture, Evolute will demonstrate the ability to distribute and define software anywhere via its pre-released Edge Data Management Interface (EDMI). With native support for Docker and Kubernetes environments, as well as the ability to tie into existing public cloud and platform architectures (e.g. Amazon, Google, Microsoft), Evolute demonstrates its ability to move software, functions, and data to multiple geographic locations via EDMI and a simplified command and definition model. Attendees will leave the session with greater insights into the challenges of global container architectures, approaches on leveraging edge-native tools and topologies and walk away with a greater understanding for large scale systems and software administration. Speaker Bio: Kristopher Francisco is revolutionizing cloud infrastructure as the Founder and technology lead at Evolute. He created new cloud architectures with the world’s most admired technology company (Apple) and the world’s largest technology challenge (Chevron). His contributions to open source (e.g., docker-stats) and other core projects power Evolute and are used throughout the industry. 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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  • Next Gen Data center and Edge Technologies - Open19

    605 W Maude Ave

    Abstract: The Open19 technology is creating a new way to build data centers and edge solutions– one that engages a community in support of a cross-industry common server form factor, resulting in flexible, economic data center and edge solutions for operators of all sizes. The Open19 standard is already being deployed by suppliers and in data centers and numerous additional use case scenarios are being explored. This presentation will feature case studies, technology evolution, and future development as well as examine deployment opportunities, build-outs, open-source accessibility and adoption in the rapidly growing edge and edge cloud. Speaker Bio: Yuval Bachar, Linkedin Principle Engineer. Yuval Bachar is a principal engineer in the global infrastructure and strategy team for Linkedin, which is responsible for the company strategy for data center architecture and implementation of the mega scale future data centers. In this capacity, he drives and supports the new technology development, architecture, and collaboration to support the tremendous growth in LinkedIn’s future user-base, data centers, and services provided. Yuval Bachar is one of the founders and innovators of the Open19 project and he is the president of the Open19 Foundation, in this capacity Mr. Bachar is responsible for developing this new community and Open19 technology to support the Open19 Community. During 2018 Mr. Bachar was also selected to be top 50 influencers of data centers in the Americas and Edge data centers globally. Prior to Linkedin, Mr. Bachar was the leader and architect for Facebook data center networking hardware, responsible for the development of the Wedge and 6-Pack first top of Rack (ToR) and modular open networking gear. In addition, Mr. Bachar was the innovator and driver of the $1/1G optical technology initiative for 100G pluggable modules. Furthermore, he redefined the backbone architecture and integration of colored optics into the switching platforms. 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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  • Practical Service Level Objectives with Error Budgeting

    Paypal (TownHall Bldg)

    Details: Deployment risk management for many organizations has historically manifested itself as more of an art than a science. Code freezes are a common tool for mitigating risk when something goes wrong after a deployment, but ironically they prevent us from applying corrective action. The rising awareness around Service Level Objectives provides a framework of tools which allow us to apply math in quantifying the reliability of our systems. Error budgets provide us with a practical metric that technical and business stakeholders can use to analytically evaluate deployment risk. This talk will show how to meet SLOs through the use of error budgets. Methods for calculating error budgets via log analysis and operational metrics analysis will be compared and contrasted. Fred will show examples of error budget implementations from both open source and commercial monitoring and observability tools. The math behind the approaches will be presented, and also how we can evaluate the errors in different approaches for calculating error budgets. Bio: Fred is a recovering Perl and C programmer, and these days likes to hack in Go and is learning Lua. He is a 2013 White Camel award winner, Apache Software Foundation member, and has worked in software engineering and reliability roles for the last 18 years. ---- 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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  • BayLISA Mixer

    Paypal (TownHall Bldg)

    Unfortunately, our speaker couldn't make it this month, and its too late to get another. But we will still be there! Come for the refreshments and network with your peers, and we can still have a good time! Hope you can attend. ---- 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.

  • Service mesh - an architectural pattern for modern application networking

    The popularity of modern applications built on container-based microservices architecture has led to new requirements for application networking. The emergence of the service mesh architectural concept directly addresses the need for disaggregated services for container environments. The service mesh makes it possible to deliver services such as traffic management, security, and observability to these applications. The open source Istio project for Kubernetes applications is an example of a service mesh. In this session, Ranga Rajagopalan will explore the service mesh as an architectural pattern and how modern applications both in containerized clusters as well as traditional applications outside can benefit from the granular delivery of networking services made possible by a service mesh. The session will include best practices used by enterprises who have deployed large container clusters. Bio: Ranga Rajagopalan is CTO and cofounder at Avi Networks and has been an architect and developer of several high-performance distributed operating systems as well as networking and storage data center products. In his role at Avi, Ranga oversees the design and development of Avi’s Universal Service Mesh solution including its integration with Istio. He holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Engineering in EEE from BITS, Pilani, India. ---- 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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  • Monitoring Docker, Kubernetes, and more with the Elastic Stack.

    Paypal (TownHall Bldg)

    While Kubernetes can dramatically simplify the task of application deployment in containers, its dynamic nature adds new levels of complexity. Tasks such as log collection and metrics aggregation can be daunting within Kubernetes and Docker deployments. Fortunately, the open source Elastic Stack (formerly known as the ELK Stack) provides effective methods to collect and store a wide variety of operational data to simplify these and similar problems. In this meetup, we will discuss ways to monitor your applications, keep an eye on Kubernetes metrics and events, and analyze the performance of Docker containers. Visualize and search through them all in a UI built for infrastructure operations. Metrics and logs live here, together. Speakers: Alona Nadler, Kibana product manager, is a member of the Product Management team and focuses on Kibana. Prior to joining Elastic, she has spent nearly the last decade in the big data and security analytics space. Most recently, she was at ArcSight building out their next-generation security analytics solution. Alona is passionate about data analytics, design, and user experience. Alvin Chen, Ingest product manager, is a tech geek by passion and travel addict by devotion. As a member of the product management team at Elastic, he focuses on the data ingest platform inclusive of Beats, Logstash, and ES-Hadoop. Previously, he was responsible for the Hadoop portfolio at Teradata and hacked Big Data solutions at HP. He holds a Computer Science B.A. from UC Berkeley and apatent in distributedsystems. ---- 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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  • Oil: The Design and Implementation of a New Unix Shell

    Paypal (TownHall Bldg)

    Oil is a new open source Unix shell (http://www.oilshell.org/). The project's goal is to provide a migration path out of bash, first by defining and implementing POSIX- and bash-compatible semantics, and then by translating shell scripts to a new language. This talk will: - Explain the motivation for the project. - Show demos of thousands of lines of unmodified shell scripts running under Oil. - Explain the architecture and implementation of Oil, and how it differs from existing shells. - Discuss open problems and future work. Speaker Bio: Andy Chu has been writing software in the Bay Area for 16 years -- at Google, Electronic Arts, and now independently. He's worked on development tools, domain-specific languages, distributed systems, information retrieval, big data, privacy, and machine learning -- and used Unix shell in each of those domains. ---- 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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  • 2018 Short But Cool

    Paypal (TownHall Bldg)

    For the final meeting of 2018, we will have the "Short But Cool" session. The format for the "Short But Cool"will be, Speakers will have up to 15min to talk, followed by a short Q&A, and then it's on to the next. This year, we have six speakers lined up: * Alan Karp: Access Control for IoT * Steve Jin: Light-weight issue tracker for the cloud * Eddy Reyes: Observing Software in Production * Bill Lennan: Building diverse teams * Peter Jung: Cloud independent Edge Computing for Processing Data and Protocol Handling * Leslie Pound: Automatic data models and design for voice-first interfaces OR Exploring information via real time data modeling with on-the-fly interfaces ---- BayLISA general 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.

  • Service Mesh: Beyond the hype

    Paypal (TownHall Bldg)

    Service meshes undoubtedly bring in a lot of value for managing and operationalizing your production micro services. With all new technologies there is a lot of hype and it’s easy to miss the operational considerations that need to be factored into a technology decision. This month, a speaker from Aporeto will discuss this and cover (1) Operational benefits of service meshes (2) Considerations of where and when services meshes are applicable to your applications. We will dive into some performance trade-offs you will need to make and provide some data to consider when making these trade-offs (3) Considerations when deploying a service mesh in hybrid cloud or multi-cluster environments (4) Security policy governance for your service mesh and non-mesh environments ---- Bio: Ariful Huq - Director of Product Management, Aporeto Ariful has 13 years of experience in developing, launching and operationalizing enterprise security solutions and SaaS services for growth and startup companies. At Aporeto Ariful leads product management. Before joining Aporeto he was leading cloud products at Viptela - a cloud delivered SD WAN solution acquired by Cisco. ---- 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.