Cristina is a infrastructure and security engineer. She likes to make and break things, and then tell other people how she did it, sometimes in Spanish.
Small businesses and non-profits may opt for Platform-as-a-Service solutions such as Heroku to avoid the operational burden of managing their own infrastructure. However, PaaS solutions quickly become cost-prohibitive for compute- or memory-intensive applications. In this talk, I’ll demo an open source infrastructure automation toolchain based on Ansible, Github Actions, Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, and Sentry. Once instrumented, this toolchain incurs a $0 recurring cost and can be safely and trivially scaled up. Each component of the toolchain requires minimal operational expertise and is managed through a UI. State-change notifications are routed to email or a Slack channel, ensuring everyone stays on the same page. Test, deploy, monitor, and scale transparently, and with confidence!