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Eric Sakowski

Eric Sakowski
As the Lead Automation Engineer at Datapipe, Eric has long-term experience building RPM-deployable software with Java/Tomcat/Spring/Hibernate/iBatis, PERL 5, Python, Linux, MySQL, Apache, and other open source frameworks and modules. He’s had more than 20 years experience using Linux and programming in various languages, often playing the role of a de facto sysadmin to ship his own code and manage systems running his code. Eric writes about automation and infrastructure.

Automating Private Cloud Infrastructure with Puppet Enterprise and Razor

1. The Challenge We received a call from a customer who had a very specific need: The company wanted 88 dedicated hypervisors deployed in our Iceland-based cloud footprint. Furthermore, the client wanted a very specific hardware spec provisioned, which required a custom order to the manufacturer. This was all fine, but because it would take six weeks to physically build and …

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