Software Architecture & Platform SIG: Nic Williams of Engine Yard



  • Software Architecture and Platform SIG:

    Title: What is BOSH and when would I use it?

    Managing Complex VM Environment in Cloud Foundry with BOSH

    Abstract: Wouldn't it be incredible to be able to specifically describe what we want for our production systems - what processes to run? using what code bases? running on what infrastructure? Say, as a single YAML document? And wouldn't it be incredible if you could change that YAML document and your running production infrastructure, code bases, processes and data were automatically orchestrated into the new configuration. BOSH can do this.

    BOSH was created by the Cloud Foundry team to control and manage their own version of Cloud Foundry. How complex and large? Cloud Foundry is a composition of 40 separate jobs across many, many VMs (I don't know how many). That is, BOSH is designed to scale up to manage large production systems.

    There are things that BOSH can do, things that are hard to do, and things its not really able to do. Let's investigate together!

    Bio:  Dr Nic Williams, VP Developer Evangelism at EngineYard.  Dr. Nic is a developer’s developer.

    He writes blog posts for developers; creates tools, libraries and text editor extensions for developers; and speaks to developers at conferences. He’s the VP of Developer Evangelism at Engine Yard, the premier platform as a service. He’s Australian and now living in the Bay Area. And he’s funny; if you can understand his accent.Title: What is BOSH and when would I use it?


    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking/Refreshments/Pizza

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentations