Immutable Deployments: Taking Physical Infrastructure from Automation to Autonomy


Greg Althaus (CTO, RackN)

Date: Wednesday, May 2

Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Pass Type: All Access, Conference

Format: Hands-On Session

Track: Infrastructure

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Advanced

Physical Infrastructure is the critical underpinning of every data center; however, it's been very difficult to automate and manage. In this hands on session, we'll review the latest in physical layer automation that uses Cloud Native DevOps processes and tooling to make server (re)provisioning fully automatic.

Attendees will be guided through a full automation provisioning cycle using a mix of technologies including Terraform and Digital Rebar. We'll use cloud based physical servers from for the test cycle so that attendees get to work with real infrastructure even from the session.

By the end of the session, you'll be able to setup your own data center provisioning infrastructure, create a pool of deployed servers, allocate those servers using Infrastructure as Code processes. Advanced students may be able to create and deploy complete images using locally captured images.

This session has a limited amount of seating, so an RSVP is required. Please RSVP here.