Morning Keynote | Automation is Not Enough!
Automation is one of those skillsets that can either be extremely powerful or completely intimidating. Think about the process: learning a scripting and/or programming language, writing code, testing code, and (the most dangerous part) applying that code to production! Those can be very daunting tasks. What if I told you that all of those things, and automation in general, wasn’t enough?
Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code are the answer to this dilemma. These two concepts have moved from being futuristic “nice-to-haves” into being a requirement for every aspect of a datacenter, whether physical or software-defined. This session is going to take a look into what these concepts are, how they can be applied, and the minimal coding experience needed to get started.