Boot my (secure)->(portable) clouds!
Being able to "take advantage of cloud computing" is often cited as a key enabler in helping organisations to innovate fast and providing a platform for rapid expansion. Doing so effectively, in a manner which is secure, and prevents vendor lock-in (being able to move cloud providers as and when required), does however pose some interesting challenges.
In this talk I will explore and provide insight into the approaches and considerations required to spin up new isolated, secure environments capable of running in variety of different cloud providers; in a fully automated manner. In true CodeMesh style (promoting "the right tool for the job"), I will also dig into the details of some of the newer tools and technologies currently being trialled within a department of the UK government looking to do just this.
- Understand the challenges posed in bootstrapping new environments across different cloud providers
- Explore the characteristics of tools which make automating this process easier
- Dig into some of the new tools actively being used to address these challenges including Terraform (IaaS automation) and Vault (Security)
Anyone interested in exploring some of the latest tools and innovations in the cloud automation space
Nicki Watt works as a hands on lead consultant at OpenCredo helping organisations embrace, build and discover innovative solutions to their problems. A techie at heart, her personal motto is “Strive for simple when you can, be pragmatic when you can’t”. Experienced in leading a variety of different development and architectural projects across a wide range of industries, her current focus lies in the cloud and continuous integration and delivery space. Nicki is also a co-author of Neo4j In Action, a comprehensive guide to the graph database, Neo4j.