SaltStack Customers and Engineers Demonstrate Automation for All the Data Center Things

June 24, 2014 - Rhett Glauser

Learn more about the SaltStack systems management platform for Web-scale IT at Velocity Santa Clara, DevOps Summit London and DevOpsDays Silicon Valley

SALT LAKE CITY – June 24, 2014 – SaltStack, creators of systems management software stack for server configuration, data center infrastructure automation, and cloud orchestration, today announced SaltStack customers and engineers will be speaking this week at conferences from London to Silicon Valley. The talks explain how SaltStack software is used to manage and will demonstrate automation data center things including tedious IT operations and development tasks.

SaltStack will demonstrate automation data center and show that it is used to deploy and orchestrate cloud infrastructure, optimize configuration of systems and to control vast computing environments from OpenStack and AWS, to Google Compute Engine and Docker, to VMware and Windows and just about everything in between.

Velocity Santa Clara
Tonight at Velocity Santa Clara, Mike Place, SaltStack software engineer, has been invited to give an Ignite talk titled, “Friends don’t let friends get container sprawl.” The quick talk will address the rapid proliferation of container technology and suggest various options to help avoid the same scenario that beset many virtualized environments. Some of the concepts presented in Mike’s talk can be seen in action in this demonstration of SaltStack rapidly deploying and managing Docker containers at scale.

The Velocity Ignite talks are scheduled for Tuesday, June 24 from 7:30 – 9:00pm, at the Santa Clara, Calif. Convention Center.

DevOps Summit London
DevOps Summit London will be held on Thursday, June 26, and focuses on DevOps adoption in the enterprise and will promote efficient teams, process, technology and will address new challenges. Sym Roe and Ash Berlin of the UK Ministry of Justice will talk about how the MoJ does DevOps and how they use SaltStack to automate various aspects of their development and operations work. Their talk titled, How MoJ does DevOps,” will be given at 16:00 on the 26th.

DevOpsDays Silicon Valley
At the end of this week SaltStack is a gold sponsor of DevOpsDays Silicon Valley. Find our sponsor table for SaltStack t-shirts, stickers and mind-blowing software that can be used to manage and automate all your computer things. On Saturday, June 27 at 12:20, Mike Place will present an Ignite talk titled, “Scalable container management.” DevOpsDays Silicon Valley begins Friday, June 27 and runs through Saturday, June 28 and is hosted at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

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About SaltStack
SaltStack is a complete systems management software platform for fast and scalable automation of any cloud, application stack or data center infrastructure. Specifically, SaltStack is used by system administrators and developers to automate configuration management, private cloud building, public cloud orchestration and autonomic infrastructure. The Salt open source project was launched in February of 2011 and is now one of the fastest-growing, most-active communities in the world. SaltStack was founded in August 2012 to support the Salt project and to deliver SaltStack Enterprise packaged for the world’s most-dynamic large and small businesses, web-scale applications and clouds. SaltStack won an InfoWorld 2014 Technology of the Year Award, won the 2013 GigaOm Structure LaunchPad competition, was named a Linux Journal Reader’s Choice product in five categories including “Linux Product of the Year” and “Best New Commercial Application,” was named a Gartner 2013 Cool Vendor in DevOps, and was included on the GitHub Octoverse list for 2012 and 2013 as one of the largest, most-active open source projects in the world. For more information, please visit