Dr Nic

BOSH: What, How, When

I’m still very bullish on BOSH. I’ve been experimenting with it internally at work, looking to see how it could duplicate or improve upon our current infrastructure, automation and release management. I’ve also watched the commits that have come out in the last month and I’m excited by the project velocity and direction.

A few weeks ago I was fortunate to be invited to LinkedIn to the SV Forum group to give an introduction to BOSH. What it is, why it was created, how to use it and when you might use it.

This talk also includes cutaways to Vadim Spivak from the Cloud Foundry & BOSH core teams, who has many very interesting things to say about BOSH and the future of BOSH.

BOSH: What, How, When from Dr Nic on Vimeo.

This talk is one hour. If you only have 10 minutes, there is a good introduction upfront. Or you could read the slides first to decide if you want to watch the talk.

I’ve rewatched this talk. Given all the things I’ve learnt about using it and living it, for the most part I still agree with myself and what I said. That’s handy.

It was two days after RedHat had released OpenShift, so I had a few bonus comments to make about OpenShift towards the end of the talk. I’m also some what liberal with making jokes about any other technology that comes into my mind at the time. A politically correct person might have said different things.

At the time of the talk, I was not able to give a live demo of BOSH. I think such a demo would be valuable to get a complete “what is BOSH?” understanding, since it was a 5 minute demo that sold me on it.

Thanks to LinkedIn for recording the talk and for letting me share the video, and to LinkedIn’s Dan Lujan for doing the great post-production work. It’s a great room they have there for giving talks, and with all the cameras in the room they got some great shots of Vadim answering questions.

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