Infrastructure as Code with SaltStack’s David Boucha

Infrastructure-as-code is a trend that has been popularized over the past decade, as cloud computing and distributed systems have become a part of every technology company. Tools like Salt, Puppet, Chef, and Ansible allow us to manage servers and processes from the command line.
David Boucha works at SaltStack, the company that makes Salt. Salt is a platform that provides configuration management and remote execution.

In our conversation today, we discuss how the distributed systems architecture of Salt works, and how it can be used in practice. We also discuss infrastructure-as-code in the context of modern infrastructure tools like containers and Kubernetes.


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