Diego Zamboni

CFEngine 3: Empowering the Next-generation Sysadmin

Date: This event took place live on June 05 2012

Presented by: Diego Zamboni

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

The days of maintaining systems by hand or as part of a large IT organization are clearly over. Today's infrastructure is dynamic, personalized and malleable. Users expect changes to take effect immediately, and to be able to effect much of those changes themselves. The next generation of system administrator (SysAdmin 3.0) needs to be an "Infrastructure Engineer". He needs to deploy, configure and maintain complex applications and services across a breadth of servers, clients, clouds, networked devices, tablets, smart-phones and toasters. She needs tools that empower her to acquire and express knowledge about systems in a scalable, comprehensive and agile way. CFEngine 3 is a framework designed to achieve precisely this.

In this webcast presentation Diego Zamboni , author of Learning CFEngine 3, will explore some of the basic concepts of CFEngine, and how it can help you in managing your IT infrastructure.

About Diego Zamboni

Diego Zamboni is a computer scientist, consultant, programmer, sysadmin, and overall geek who works as Senior Security Advisor at CFEngine AS. He has more than 20 years of experience in system administration and security, and has worked in both the applied and theoretical sides of the computer science field. He holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University, has worked as a sysadmin at a supercomputer center, as a researcher at the IBM Zurich Research Lab, and as a consultant at HP Enterprise Services. These days, he splits his time between coming up with new security-related projects at CFEngine, nurturing the CFEngine community, coding useful CFEngine policies, and spending time with his family. He lives in Queretaro, Mexico with his wife and two daughters.

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