"3 Years of Puppet at Cisco: The Secrets to Our Success" by Keith Chambers and Ryan Uber, Cisco WebEx.
Presentation Overview: WebEx Social (WxS) is an enterprise social networking product by Cisco. Customers can subscribe to WxS as a cloud service or they can purchase a license and run WxS on-premise. Puppet is at the core of our technology stack that includes MongoDB, Solr, RabbitMQ, memcached, ZooKeeper, Nagios, and Graphite. We love Puppet. We pioneered embedding Puppet in Cisco products 3 years ago and have been tireless advocates ever since. We have learned valuable technology/process/culture lessons and developed reusable patterns for: - Scaling to thousands hosts with Puppet - Ensuring host upgrades are 100% reliable - Avoiding Puppet codebase spaghetti - Detecting and eliminating system drift at scale - Creating a culture of shared responsibility through architecture design.
Speaker Bio: Keith Chambers,Technical Leader, Cisco
Keith Chambers is the platform architect for the WebEx Social product at Cisco. He joined Cisco in 2000 and is based out of Seattle Washington. In his current role, Keith leads the engineering team responsible for deploying and operating WebEx Social. Prior to joining the WebEx Social team, Keith worked in Cisco's Unified Communication Business Unit and Technical Assistance Center. Keith was instrumental in the successful virtualization of Cisco's entire Unified Communications portfolio and spoke at VMworld 2009 on the topic of "virtualizing real-time applications". VMware presented Keith with their prestigious vExpert award in 2009. Outside of Cisco, Keith is a house deejay and producer. He enjoys traveling the world and spending time with his family, friends, and beautiful wife Jackie.