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Rackspace Is Cooking Things Up At ChefConf 2014

Rackspace and our team of DevOps Automation specialists are headed to San Francisco next week for ChefConf 2014! Be sure to drop by booth #126 to find out more about our DevOps Automation Service and managed support for DevOps tools to help automate the process of deploying and scaling applications.

Here are the ChefConf sessions led by our Rackspace specialists:

Managing Many Customers, Many Chefs and Tons of Cookbooks
Wednesday, April 16, 3:15 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Listen to Matt Barlow (@mattjbarlow), Director of Rackspace’s DevOps Automation Service and Ryan Richard (@rackninja), Manager of Rackspace’s DevOps Automation Service speak about lessons learned, successes, failures and tools used to automate infrastructure using DevOps.

Ops and Chefs: Lessons learned while working on OpenStack deployment cookbooks
Wednesday, April 16, 3:15 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Check out Justin Shepherd, Rackspace Principal Architect and Joe Breu (@rackerjoe), Rackspace Software developer, as they cover the challenges of deploying OpenStack for customers. These two will share best practices from the Ops team; how to manage Chef deployment over time; flexibility vs. standardization; and deciding release schedules.

Cookbook Versioning: When Berkshelf Isn’t Enough
Thursday, April 17, 2:50 p.m. to 3 p.m.
In this session, Christopher Laco (@claco), Rackspace DevOps Engineer, will share internal and external pitfalls for installation and how to overcome these obstacles with a variety of tools.

For more information about these sessions hit up the speakers at ChefConf or catch them on their social networks.

We look forward to seeing you next week at ChefConf and talking more about the power of DevOps Automation.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Celeste Steele.

Celeste is a communications major with a background in marketing focused on developers and startups. Outside of Rackspace she is a lover of sweets, master of single snap shot photos and a dancing fool! She sees things from both sides of a discussion, and then makes a decision. Years ago a friend told me “Every time I see you, you always have a smile on your face.” And she always does.


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