Miniconf on Cloud Server Management (Mumbai)

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.

Format

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 support@hasgeek.com or call 7676332020.

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Srujan A

@acsrujan

Resource allocation -- The usuals and beyond

Submitted Nov 6, 2017

Key take-aways:
1. Keeping the costs low, while increasing the infrastructure.
2. Measuring micro-services’ independent costs. Metrics to look at and understanding how application is using resources.
3. Designing infrastructure with ability to auto-scale.
4. Infrastructure coding – the essentials.

Outline

First 5 minutes: Assumptions of the applications running behind. Key metrics to be observed per application; Setting up all the requirements.
Next 5 minutes:
What’re the metrics to look at, how to measure them and how to validate your decision of allocation.
Recommended infrastructure code practices.
Handling production failures due to under-provision and how to solve the incident quickly.
Next 2 minutes: Buffer for above topics.
Next 3 minutes: QnA.

I’m submitting for 15 minutes. However, if the organizers consider topic to be good for 30 minutes, I can expand topics.

Speaker bio

I’ve worked with AWS and Google Cloud for the past 3 years and developed various strategies, to minimise manual interruption on managing cloud infrastructure.
WebEngage, where I currently work, handles communication and engagement of > 45 million users. Having this scale on several microservices and calculating how much each micro-service is costing us, to find out ROI, made me experienced in understanding the requirements and nearly automate the resource allocation.

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