Yvo van Doorn has more than a decade of system administration experience. The first part of his career, he manually built out and configured bare-metal servers. At Classmates, Yvo became a champion of configuration management and virtualization. Before joining Chef, he learned firsthand the power of VMware’s products when he moved a small Seattle technology company’s complete production stack over to its virtualization platform. He’s a strong believer in the culture change that comes with DevOps. When he isn’t busy spreading the gospel of Chef, he’s probably enjoying a hoppy IPA, exploring the great outdoors, or celebrating his Dutch heritage while eating a wheel of gouda and watching Oranje lose the World Cup. Yvo lives with his wife, daughter and black lab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
This talk is an in-depth look at all we have learned and what we love about Chef, configuration management, and DevOps. We’ll explore the pain points that still exist, especially as teams try to bring containers and microservices into production. We’ll then explore how with Habitat, the apps you build, deploy, and manage behave consistently in any runtime — metal, VMs, containers, and PaaS. You’ll spend less time on the environment and more time building features.