The State of Open Source System Automation
Aug 25, 2010, 12:07 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This summer the USENIX 2010 conference in Boston hosted the
first Configuration Management Summit on automating system
administration using open source configuration management tools.
The summit brought together developers, power users and new
"Why Configuration Management?
"Internet use is growing and new services are appearing
hourly.The number of servers (both physical and virtual) is
becoming uncountable. Automation of system administration is a must
to handle the deluge; else swarms of sysadmins would be needed to
handle all these systems."