Managing Systems in the Cloud

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Tom Limoncelli, one of the authors of The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems talks with Matt and Trevor (but mostly Trevor) about the challenges of modern system management.

Show Notes

Check Outs


Stack Exchange is open sourcing its monitoring system called “Bosun”. Look for the presentation at Usenix LISA


pester busser for test kitchen by Jay Mundrawala (discussed in Matt Wrock’s post which I will link to because it is a long url)

Riffsy ios8 keyboard for animated gifs

Trevor Borderlands the Pre-Sequel is out :D


Tom Limoncelli

Tom Limoncelli

Thomas A. Limoncelli is internationally recognized author, speaker, and system administrator with 20+ years of experience at companies like Google, Bell Labs and


Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton (he/him)

Matty Stratton is the Director of Developer Relations at Aiven, a well-known member of the DevOps community, and a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke.

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Senior Product Manager at Progress Software working on Chef Software. He currently works on the Chef Application Delivery, Compliance and Infrastructure offerings.

Coming from a background in .NET Software Development and consulting, he has worked with several large multinational organizations to help kick start their journey to the cloud and the world of DevOps practices and principals. He is excited to engage in new experiences, and learning opportunities.

Trevor enjoys having hearty discussions about DevOps as well organizational change and transformation.