Miniconf on Cloud Server Management (Chennai)

On costs, scaling and securing cloud servers

##About the event

Cloud server management brings with it as many challenges as it offers conveniences. It is time to unbundle questions about:

  1. Resource allocation: how best to allocate manpower, time, money and infrastructure capacity?
  2. Scaling: how best to utilize capacity in the present, and factors involved in planning for the future?
  3. Security: which scenarios must you plan for, and how best to secure your data, applications and systems?

##Who should submit a talk

If you:

  1. Work with cloud servers,
  2. Plan and manage infrastructure,
  3. Make decisions on technology and architecture for your organization,

submit a talk for any of the three events in this series.


Each event is single-day, with about 4-5 short and long talks, 2-3 demos, one BOF, and a three-hour workshop on configuration management.

We are accepting proposals for:

  • 30-minute talks – which cover conceptual topics and case studies.
  • Crisp 15-minute talks – on new tools and techniques in cloud server management.
  • 5-10 min demos.
  • Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions, led by 1-3 persons from the community, on a relevant topic.
  • 3-hour hands-on workshops on configuration management.

##Selection process

Proposals will be shortlisted and reviewed by an editorial team consisting of practitioners from the community. Make sure your abstract contains the following information:

  1. Key insights you will present, or takeaways for the audience.
  2. Overall flow of the content.

You must submit links to videos of talks you have delivered in the past, or record and upload a two-min self-recorded video explaining what your talk is about, and why is it relevant for this event.

Also consider submitting links to:

  1. A detailed outline, or
  2. Mindmap, explaining the structure of the talk, or
  3. Draft slides

along with your proposal.

##Honorarium for selected speakers; travel grants

Selected speakers and workshop instructors will receive an honorarium of Rs. 3,000 each, at the end of their talk. Confirmed speakers and instructors also get a pass to the conference and networking dinner. We do not provide free passes for speakers’ colleagues and spouses.

Travel grants are available for domestic speakers. We evaluate each case on its merits, giving preference to women, people of non-binary gender, and Africans.
If you require a grant, request it when you submit your proposal in the field where you add your location. Rootconf Miniconf is funded through ticket purchases and sponsorships; travel grant budgets vary.

##Important dates

Cloud Sever Management Miniconf in Chennai: 25 November, 2017
Cloud Sever Management Miniconf in Mumbai: 8 December, 2017
Cloud Sever Management Miniconf in Delhi: 9 December, 2017

##Contact details:
For more information about speaking, Rootconf, the Miniconf series, sponsorships, tickets, or any other information contact or call 7676332020.

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mohan pawar

Get Started with Istio and Kubernetes

Getting started with Istio and kubernetes, how to deploy Istio service mesh to kubernetes. Istio is an open platform that provides a uniform way to connect, manage,and secure microservicrs. Istio supports managing traffic flows between microservices, enforcing access policies, and aggregating telemetry data, all without requiring changes to the microservicrs code. I’ll use the sample Bookinfo app… more
  • Rejected
  • 20 Oct 2017

Kalyanasundaram Somasundaram venturing to private cloud

We started with setting up a self service platform for projects and helping them to migrate from traditional bare metal infrastructure. This will highlight our goals, tool selection(cloudstack), feature selection, problems we faced, workarounds we did in setting up the private cloud more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 23 Oct 2017

Srinivasan Rangarajan

The rocky road from monolithic to microservices architecture

Delivering Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning products at scale is hard, especially when each user wants a personalized experience. is an AI Platform which has different products built on top of it to automate the retail domain. It started out as a non-scalable prototype with a small set of features and grew to the current version with multiple microservices serving millions of users… more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 27 Oct 2017


Building and scaling a log analytics platform - a serverless approach

Serverless architectures has been around for past few years and there has been quite a few skepticism surrounding it. Few might argue that it’s just another buzzword for marketing. But serverless architectures offer more than a catchy buzzword. In this talk we will discuss, what is serverless, when to and when not to use them and how can we use Amazon Web Services to implement a real-time, produc… more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 28 Oct 2017

Sapna Upreti

Introduction to AWS EC2

Devops are basically in great demand these days and are someone responsible for development and operations and combinedly known as devops. They are someone responsible for development, testing and deployment i.e. managing of servers. EC2 is really the core or can say heart of the AMAZON Cloud Computing. more
  • Rejected
  • 31 Oct 2017

Mohamed Imran K R

Cloud Agnostic Webscale

The talk is intended to give participants an overview on how to build webscale architecture with a cloud agnostic approach. Cloud agnostic means no dependency on any underlying component on the cloud player. This ensures that infrastructure is inherently scalable and you have deep insights into how things work to make better scaling decisions while also controlling cost more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 02 Nov 2017

Ashwanth Kumar

Lessons scaling operations to everyone @indix

At Indix we collect and process lots of data. As our data size grew so were the operational difficulties surronding them. When we were a team with small number of developers and a single ops person, using a centralised configuration management system made a lot of sense. Any changes would go through him resulting in a very less overhead. As we scaled our team that single person became a bottlenec… more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 07 Nov 2017

Kiran Darisi

Scaling zero to 150000 customers for Freshdesk

Freshdesk is the flagship customer support product by Freshworks that enables businesses provide seamless support to their customers. More than 150,000 teams across the world, such as HP, Decathlon, DHL, Henkel, Harvard, Schneider, etc. use Freshdesk to make their customers happy. Freshdesk is able to serve close to 300 million end users and has helps address half a billion requests every week. more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 07 Nov 2017

Aayush Kumar

PLUTUS : Serverless monitoring and alerting of costs incurred on AWS

We at Indix, a Data as a Service company, are building world’s largest cloud catalog for structured marketplace product information. Our scale of data is in TBs which we deliver to our customers through APIs and Bulk Feeds. We use resources on AWS cloud extensively which comes at a significant cost. more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 08 Nov 2017

Aarthi K

NorthStar - Monitoring Microservices using Go

As we move from a huge monolithic architecture to distributed microservices architecture, it gets more difficult to maintain the performance of each microservice and communication between the microservices. more
  • Rejected
  • 08 Nov 2017

Shreyas Narayanan Kutty

Ansible 101 workshop

This workshop aims to provide a hands-on experience with Ansible for beginners. more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 16 Nov 2017

Hosted by

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