Rootconf 2018

Rootconf 2018

On scaling infrastructure and operations

##About Rootconf 2018 and who should attend:

Rootconf is India’s best conference on DevOps, SRE and IT infrastructure. Rootconf attracts systems and operations engineers to share real-world knowledge about building reliable systems.

The 2018 edition is a single track conference. Day 1 – 10 May – features talks on security. Colin Charles (chief evangelist at Percona Foundation), Pukhraj Singh (former national cybersecurity manager at UIDAI), Shamim Reza (open source enthusiast), Alisha Gurung (network engineer at Bhutan Telecom) and Derick Thomas (former network engineer at VSNL and Airtel Bharti) will touch on important aspects of infrastructure, database, network and enterprise security.

Day 2 – 11 May – is filled with case studies and stories about legacy code, immutable infrastructure, root-cause analysis, handling dependencies and monitoring. Talks from Exotel, Kayako, Intuit, Helpshift, Digital Ocean, among others, will help you evaluate DevOps tools and architecture patterns.

If you are a:

  1. DevOps programmer
  2. Systems engineer
  3. Architect
  4. VP of engineering
  5. IT manager

you should attend Rootconf.

Birds Of Feather (BOF) sessions at Rootconf 2018 will cover the following topics:

  1. DevSec Ops
  2. Microservices - tooling, architecture, costs and culture
  3. Mistakes that startups make when planning infrastructure
  4. Handling technical debt
  5. How to plan a container strategy for your organization
  6. Evaluating AWS for scale
  7. Future of DevOps

Rootconf is a conference for practitioners, by practitioners.

The call for proposals is closed. If you are interested in speaking at Rootconf events in 2018, submit a proposal here:


NIMHANS Convention Centre, Lakkasandra, Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029.

Schedule, event details and tickets:

For more information about Rootconf, sponsorships, outstation events, contact or call 7676332020.

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Challenges in scaling Quality Infrastructure

Submitted Mar 10, 2018

Maintaining Quality infrastructure in a distributed system is a challenge.
As a quality engineer, one must have come across situations where we have to:
Manage pre-conditions for our automated tests.
Build test data across multiple regions where application is deployed.
Quickly create automated tests in an independent fashion, when large team(s) share common resources.
Scale the automation, tooling & frameworks to support extreme parallelism in cleaner way.
Avoid human errors in testing frameworks.
Destroy and re-create test infrastructure quickly.
Efficiently utilize resources.
Put execution time to optimized use.
Consistently report the test results.
Reduce maintenance cost of your test infrastructure continuously.
Minimize human intervention in existing infrastructure to reduce test failures.

We, at Sumologic, faced similar situations when we started automation for our application. In this talk, we will talk about how one can work on these challenges using open source tools. Like,
Managing test infrastructure as code using Terraform. This helps moving away from manual infrastructure management.
Achieving parallelism in UI tests by running them on a selenium hub managed in Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS).
Automating creation of test data which takes care of full updates and partial updates.


Walk-through the challenges through Use Cases
Proposed solutions for each challenge

Speaker bio

A SDET by heart, Nitika is currently working in Sumologic and is building quality infrastructure for her team.



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