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BBLISA was founded in July 1992 to provide a forum for meetings and presentations of interest to system and network administrators in Boston, MA, and the surrounding areas.

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Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Radical ideas from The Practice of Cloud System Administration

Tom Limoncelli

Tom will highlight some of the most radical ideas from the new book "The Practice of Cloud System Administration". The book focuses on "distributed" or "cloud" computing and brings a DevOps/SRE sensibility to the practice of system administration. Unsatisfied with books that cover either design or operations in isolation, the authors created this new reference centered around a comprehensive approach.

Some of the radical advice includes: improving uptime by using cheap unreliable hardware, why you should crashing servers at random times, and that you should make peace with outages.

(Note: Tom will not have books for sale at the talk, but he will sign books you bring, even ones he didn't write. Ebook purchasers will receive a sticker to put on their Kindle.)

Info about the book can be found at http://the-cloud-book.com

Tom Limoncelli is best know for books like Time Management for System Administrators (O'Reilly) and The Practice of System and Network Administration (Addison-Wesley). He works in New York City at Stack Exchange, home of ServerFault.com and StackOverflow.com. He tweets @YesThatTom and blogs at http://everythingsysadmin.com

MIT E-51, Room 149
7:00 - Announcements & Introductions
7:30 - Formal presentation


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