This track explores the landscape of languages, techniques, tools, and burgeoning ecosystems dealing with the scale of problems we’ve reached today in modern infrastructure.
Modern infrastructure and operations extend beyond the setup and provisioning of machines, data centers, and cloud. It now includes delivery pipelines, processes, security operations, configuration, policy, compliance management, data management, and more. Correctly automating modern systems has become frustratingly complex and failures have substantial negative consequences. Static text-based data serialization like YAML is falling short of expressivity, and is seldom sufficient. To manage this growing complexity, the declarative approach to configuration has become more and more popular, led by the infrastructure-as-code (IaC) paradigm.
Audience members will learn
various approaches to Infrastructure as Code from a wide range of industry experts.
historical and contextual explanations of the problem space of IaC.
IaC solutions, alongside constraints and tradeoffs.
deeper understanding of modern system cross-cutting problems and solutions.
From this track
Taming Configuration Complexity Made Fun with CUE
Tuesday Dec 6 / 09:00AM PST
Configuration has become the number one complexity problem to solve in infrastructure and beyond. Configuration is in more places than people imagine. Every part of your tech stack—databases, apps, schemas, services, workflows, policy, models, networking—must be configured.
Marcel van Lohuizen
Creator of CUE
Sprinkling eBPF Onto Your Observability
Tuesday Dec 6 / 10:10AM PST
When talking about Observability in 2022 there is no way around eBPF. However, eBPF is often seen as magic dust that can be sprinkled into infrastructure and magically do anything, when the reality is much more complicated.
CEO & Founder @PolarSignalsIO, previously Senior Principal Engineer @Redhat
Programming Your Policies
Tuesday Dec 6 / 11:20AM PST
Software is eating the world, and this talk is about how it is coming to eat the world of policy. I will talk about why this is happening, what the business drivers are, and how it affects developers and compliance and security departments, and the cultural and communication changes there.
Infrastructure as Code: Past, Present, Future
Tuesday Dec 6 / 12:30PM PST
Infrastructure as code enables us to automate and manage all sorts of infrastructure, from on-premises virtual machines to cloud resources, and everything in between.
Founder and CEO @PulumiCorp