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

Matt Stratton is a Transformation Specialist at Red Hat and a long-time member of the global DevOps community. Back in the day, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matt has over 20 years of experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase to internet firms including He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including DevOps Enterprise Summit, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matt is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, as well as a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best phở in the world.

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.