Learn how the Obama campaign leveraged Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Puppet to rapidly scale their infrastructure up for the needs of the election in a sustainable manner. Using the automation that AWS and Puppet enabled -- the Obama campaign build a significant AWS infrastructure (http://awsofa.info) while having a lean DevOps team, tight deadlines and applications that needed to be highly available. Learn about using bootstrapping puppet on Amazon EC2 instances with CloudInit, using it with autoscaling groups and secure handling of credentials in manifests. Find out how to scale puppet masters and take advantage of Amazon S3 backed RPM/Debian repos with them.
Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Leo Zhadanovsky is a Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. He helps customers best leverage AWS services, in order to help them succeed in building highly-available, scalable and elastic architectures for their business needs. He was previously the Director of Systems Engineering at the Democratic National Committee. From 2009 to early 2013, he ran the DNC's physical server and cloud footprint and supported infrastructure which was in use by the Obama campaign, state and local Democratic parties. In 2010, the DNC successfully ran and deployed many applications, such as a Call Tool and Voter Registration website, that were written in Ruby and ran on AWS. In 2012, the DNC supported the Obama campaign with various backend APIs, web sites, voter file databases and a large data warehouse.
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