Kris Buytaert - Help My Datacenter is On Fire


Most people will claim that this never happens, others hope it never happens, but it happened, and it was not just the 1 datacenter that got impacted, but the whole campus of the provider that got powered down. This talk will explain how our customers survived this outage, how our culture, opensource tooling and automation saved the da(y,ta). A talk about disaster recovery, business continuity plans and building cloud agnostic stacks that survive disasters.


Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant. He’s one of instigators of the devops movement, currently working for Inuits

He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences and has written about the same subjects in different Books, Papers and Articles

He spends most of his time working on bridging the gap between developers and operations with a strong focus on High Availability, Scalability , Virtualisation and Large Infrastructure Management projects hence trying to build infrastructures that can survive the 10th floor test, better known today as the cloud while actively promoting the devops idea !

His blog can be found at “Everything is a Freaking DNS Problem”



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