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Toby Betts has been breaking and, when possible, fixing computers since childhood. He has worked as a system administrator, a service engineer, a site reliability engineer, and a free and open source software consultant for mid- to large-sized businesses for nearly 20 years. His main interests are system security, free cryptography, and fun file systems.

With cloud-based infrastructure now a critical part of our networks, the need for consistent, reproducible deployments to ensure service integrity is greater than ever before. Hand-crafted virtual machines and one-off network configurations are not just antiquated, they can be potentially dangerous and result in the dreaded "technical debt" that all services fear. In this talk we will discuss the concepts and tools needed to generate and deploy a custom, cloud-ready OpenBSD VM without manual intervention, and why end-to-end automation is so important to service delivery.

Date:
Duration:
45 min
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Conference:
LinuxFest Northwest 2020
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Track:
FreeBSD/OpenBSD
Difficulty:
200-level