We had an interesting time at ChefConf 2013 in San Francisco last month: meeting cutting edge Chef users, speaking with the Opscode team, and our Director of Technical Operations Mike Fiedler delivered a presentation entitled “Treating Your Infrastructure Like Garbage“.

In the video embedded below, Mike walks through the philosophical shift of treating the servers that you have in-house as if they were part of a “cloud” and disposable, and then jumps into a technical demonstration of how to actually tear down and reconstruct your infrastructure at a moment’s notice. If you’d like to get the visibility into the metrics graphs that Mike shows off when observing different systems he’s describing, sign-up for a free trial of Datadog. Mike’s slides are available here if you’d like to take a look.

Enjoy the presentation, and special thanks to Opscode for putting on a great show:


Alexis Lê-Quôc
CTO & Co-Founder, Datadog

Alexis Lê-Quôc
Alexis Lê-Quôc

CTO & co-founder

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