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


Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton is a HumanOps Advocate at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature. He collaborates with PagerDuty customers and industry thought leaders in the broader DevOps community, and back when he drove, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matty has over 20 years experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase and internet firms, including He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including ChefConf, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matty 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 San Francisco and has three awesome kids - Henry, Joey, and Sophia, who he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best pho in the world.

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Partner Solution Architect focusing on Microsoft at Chef Software, working with Microsoft to ensure that Chef is delighting customers and prospects on Windows and the many parts inside Azure!

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.