As the Datanauts are carted about the infrastructure universe in a self-driving car, we think fondly of Google. Ah, Google. The maker of good things, doing no evil as they share their code with all.
Some of that code they’ve shared relates to how they manage their infrastructure. Google’s done their own thing in their global data centers, with custom applications and platforms, right down to their own custom networking hardware. Which is great for Google, because…hey, they are Google! If anyone can do magic, they can. They have the need, the money, and the people power.
But what about the rest of us? We’re buying off the shelf and gluing it all together with bits of code, operational procedure, cookbooks, and shell scripts. And it works. Is what Google’s doing interesting in a practical sense? Or are they merely a sideshow attraction?
Join us in the Datanauts’ car for a ride to the land of GIFEE, or Google Infrastructure for Everyone Else. GIFEE is a combination of tools and processes to launch code and applications quickly and at scale.
Join the Packet Pushers at Interop Las Vegas for the Future of Networking Summit, May 2- 3. It’s a deep dive into the technologies and trends that will affect the next five to ten years of networking. Use the code PPUSHERS in the “Marketing Code” field when you register and get 25% off 5-Day, 3-Day, and 2-Day conference passes.
You know GNS3 for their network lab software. Now they’ve started a training academy, including the “Practical SDN and OpenFlow Fundamentals” course from instructor and CCIE emeritus David Bombal, and Packet Pushers listeners can get 50% off!
Bombal demonstrates SDN and Openflow in detail, covering everything from the basic definition of SDN to capturing messages with Wireshark and even building your own SDN switch with a Raspberry Pi. The first 50 Datanauts listeners to register receive the course for 50% off. To get your discount go to tinyurl.com/gns3sdn OR go to academy.gns3.com and use the coupon PACKETPUSHERS (all one word).
To find out more about GIFEE and DevOps, check out:
- 2016, the year of GIFEE – Nebulaworks blog
- Tectonic.com – Kubernetes solution
- Large-scale cluster management at Google with Borg – Google Research
- The Phoenix Project – Gene Kim
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