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Thursday, October 20 • 4:45pm - 5:30pm
The Long, Twisty Road to Automation: Implementing Puppet at the University of Saskatchewan – Jennifer Hadley, University of Saskatchewan

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This talk will focus on how we are implementing Puppet at the University of Saskatchewan and the lessons we are learning along the way as we shift from hand crafting artisanal servers to automated deployment of application stacks over multiple environments with multiple sysadmins and DBAs. Due to the wide variety of applications we are responsible for (some developed in house, some purchased) we don't fit within the "cattle environment" model, but we are still finding benefits from using Puppet. This talk will focus on these benefits and some of the challenges we are dealing with like finding appropriate use cases for Windows servers, and developing a code workflow that would for us to support ease of deployment, eliminate confusion and work with change management.

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Jennifer Hadley

System Administrator, University of Saskatchewan
Jennifer currently works for the University of Saskatchewan as a Senior System Administrator. She has 11+ years of experience working on high-performance computing, large storage, Linux system administration and virtualization with certifications in VMware and Puppet. She is currently working on automation, configuration management, and monitoring.


Thursday October 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:30pm
San Diego