Building Bridges between Dev and Ops through Package Deployment

Moderated by: Schlomo Schapiro
Room 203

We at ImmobilienScout24 are Germany’s leading real estate listing portal. We run >700VMs hosting >100 services for operations, quality assurance and development based on Red Hat Linux, Java, Tomcat, Oracle/MySQL and all the other usual Open Source web solutions.

Currently we are in the process of packaging our entire software stack in RPM packages and even deploy configurations through RPMs.

We found out that this technology helped us a lot to work together with our developers in building our services. Unlike before the developers are now fully involved in all operational decisions about their applications and actually build their software RPMs themselves through automated build tools.

The integration between configuration, application stack and base operating system brought many additional benefits for provisioning, automated testing, auditing and others.

Having learned about other organization that use packages for deployment we would like to use the Velocity Conference as an opportunity to talk about package deployment and give those, who do not choose recipe-based deployment like chef and puppet, a place to talk to others doing the same.

A possible result of this BoF could be a collection of best practice approaches to package deployment.

  • Keynote Systems
  • Cisco
  • Google
  • Neustar
  • Betfair
  • Cotendo
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Akamai
  • Apica
  • dynaTrace
  • Equinix
  • Facebook
  • New Relic
  • Opscode
  • 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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