Change = Mass x Velocity, and Other Laws of Infrastructure

Mark Burgess (Cfengine)
Mission City Ballroom
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The key challenges for infrastructure designers and maintainers today
are scale, speed and complexity. Mark Burgess was one of the first
people to look for ways of managing these issues based on theoretical
analysis.
Much of his work has gone into the highly successful software Cfengine,
which is still very much
a leading light in the industry. In this session, Mark will ask if we
have yet learned the lessons of infrastructure management,
and, either way, what must come next.

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Mark Burgess

Cfengine

Mark Burgess is the founder, CTO and principal author of Cfengine. He is Professor of Network and System Administration at Oslo University College and has led the way in theory and practice of automation and policy based management for 20 years. In the 1990s he underlined the importance of idempotent, autonomous desired state management (“convergence”) and formalised cooperative systems in the 2000s (“promise theory”). He is the author of numerous books and papers on Network and System Administration and has won several prizes for his work.

  • Keynote Systems
  • Cisco
  • Google
  • Neustar
  • Betfair
  • Cotendo
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Akamai
  • Apica
  • dynaTrace
  • Equinix
  • Facebook
  • New Relic
  • Opscode
  • Salesforce.com
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • AppDynamics
  • Aptimize
  • Blaze
  • CDNetworks
  • Cedexis
  • Citrix Systems
  • Compuware Corporation
  • Dyn Inc.
  • F5 Networks
  • Heroku
  • Percona
  • Quest Software
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SiteSpect
  • Splunk
  • Strangeloop
  • WatchMouse
  • Zeus Technology
  • Neustar

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