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Radical Ideas From The Practice of Cloud Computing

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The September meeting will be on an unusual day and week to accommodate our special guest coming in from out of town - Tom Limoncelli!

Topic: Radical ideas from The Practice of Cloud System Administration

Tom will highlight some of the most radical ideas from the 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 crashing servers at random times, and that you should make peace with outages.

(Note: Tom will not have books for sale at the talk, but he will sign books you bring, even ones he didn't write. Ebook purchasers will receive a sticker to put on their Kindle.)

Info about the book can be found at (

Bio: Tom Limoncelli is best know 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 Hetweets @YesThatTom and blogs at (

There will also be book giveaways from Tom's publisher, InformIT!

Sponsor: Actian Corp

9001 N I H 35 #150 · Austin, TX
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