Berlin 2014 - Proposal

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What DevOps means for the sysadmin?


DevOps is indeed a really good way of operating today’s applications but what does it really means for the sysadmin? What needs to be learned, what needs to change in the way we manage systems and communicate, where is the starting point? Based on the learnings from a project with a large European customer we will discuss the best practices learned and the issues encountered. We will also talk about the tools and languages used and the learning curves depending on which platforms is used. We will illustrate our sessions with examples using the industry standard like Chef, Puppet or PowerShell targeting the different platforms like Windows and Linux.


Damien is a technical evangelist manager at Microsoft specialized on infrastructure topics. He and his team talk about the cutting edge technologies in system management and cloud. Damien has started as a support engineer then evolved in services to helps customer run their operations before becoming a technical evangelist covering France then Central and Eastern Europe. Damien has successfully delivered sessions and keynotes at large conferences including TechEd Europe, the Microsoft Techdays in Paris and MSDays In Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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CloudRunner I/O Hypoport Automic CA Technologies Deutsche Post E-Post Martin Alfke

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The unbelievable Machine Company