DevOps in the Data Center

Date and Time: 
2014 April 7th @ 8:30am
CG1 Auditorium
Rion Dooley

The Agave Developer APIs are a hosted, cloud-based collection of REST APIs bringing HPC, HTC, and Big Data to the web. One of the challenges in providing hosted software is designing and maturing our devops infrastructure to give us, at the same time, highly accurate monitoring, useful logging, continuous integration and continuous deployment, and a scalable infrastructure that can be quickly stood up or torn down based on demand. This talk focuses on the successes and learning moments we had trying to "get stuff working" and "keep stuff working" reliably. For those new to devops, we will define the term, cover some popular approaches, and define a happy path for people just getting started.

Speaker Description: 

Rion Dooley is a research associate at the Texas Advanced Computing where he leads the Web and Cloud Services group. He earned his Ph.D. in CS from LSU in 2004 with the support of a Board of Regents Fellowship. He worked at LSU's Center of Computation and Technology for 2 years before moving to UT. Past projects include the development of science gateways such as GridChem, the TeraGrid mobile user portal, and the XSEDE user portal. Rion is currently the lead architect of the Agave API, and co-PI of the Distributed Web Security for Science Gateways project. He is also a senior participant in the Science Gateway Institute planning project. Rion's primary research interests include distributed systems, cloud infrastructure, and data management.

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