There has been a huge amount of interest and development around virtualization, IaaS platforms, and "cloud computing" in general. However, many of us still need to manage bare metal because we have latency sensitive applications, or simply need to squeeze every last cycle out of our hardware. Let's take a quick look at this neglected class of tooling to see what the current state of the art is.
Suggested panelists: Judd Maltin, Dell, Crowbar Eric Shamow, Puppet, Razor Sam Kottler, Foreman Joyent / SmartOS? Ubuntu/ Maas? Anyone know a Cobbler? ??, ??, Something Else?
Speaker: Sean OMeara