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Friday, October 21 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Site Launch Automation: From Days to Minutes – Kristen Crawford, CenturyLink

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I would like to first review what our middleware environment looked like before we added Puppet. We had a lot of issues related to human error and our customer was not happy with the amount of time it took to build them an environment to put their site on. With the introduction of Puppet, we were able to complete tasks in minutes vs. days and human error was almost wiped out. Security patching used to take several maintenance windows over weekends at a time, and now it is a breeze, completed quickly in one night. It has also enabled additional automation for our customer which would not have been possible otherwise, such as infrastructure as a service.

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Kristen Crawford

DevOps Engineer, Centurylink
Kristen has worked at Centurylink the last 10 years as a Web Hosting Engineer (Middleware). She started as a Websphere Administrator but her role has changed quite a bit since then. She has provided support for one customer that today has over 500 websites globally. To maintain this many sites all needing config changes and code deployments, much of her time has been spent on automation scripts, deployment process/procedures through various tools... Read More →


Friday October 21, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
San Diego