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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Derick Thomas


Invisible security: how ISPs keep you and their network safe

Submitted Mar 25, 2018

What ISPs do behind the scenes are invisible to most people. There are a lot of things which they do to keep their network safe and your data safe. These practices evolved over a period of time. In the recent decade, enterprises have moved their network from the traditional Internet based links to sophisticated MPLS based VPN. Many technologies they use in their network can be deployed in your data center as well, if you require traffic segregation and access control.

This talk is about some of those practices they use in their network to keep your data safe. At the end of the talk, you will gain an understanding about the risks of using a telco service, a few security practices you can deploy in your data center and some key questions you can ask your ISP to ensure that they deliver what you need.


Please refer to the outline slides.


This talk will be useful for people who handle mutli-location offices and data centers.

Speaker bio

I joined VSNL as a network engineer in 2006. Worked in their network division for a few years and moved to Bharti Airtel’s B2B business division for a few more years. I worked as a Business Solutions Consultant, who interacted with IT Managers and CIOs for their business needs.



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Rootconf is a forum for discussions about DevOps, infrastructure management, IT operations, systems engineering, SRE and security (from infrastructure defence perspective). more