If you are a systems or automation engineer who intends to automate common infrastructure tasks, deploy applications, and use orchestration to configure systems in a coordinated manner, then this book is for you. Some understanding of the Linux/Unix command-line interface is expected.
Gourav Shah (www.gouravshah.com) has extensive experience in building and managing highly available, automated, fault-tolerant infrastructure and scaling it. He started his career as a passionate Linux and open source enthusiast, transformed himself into an operations engineer, and evolved to be a cloud and DevOps expert and trainer. In his previous avatar, Gourav headed IT operations for Efficient Frontier (now Adobe), India. He founded Initcron Systems (www.initcron.com), a niche consulting firm that specializes in DevOps enablement and cloud infrastructure management. Under the Initcron banner, he helps companies design DevOps strategies and helps implement them. Initcron also provides automation services for start-ups, as well as large enterprises. Gourav is a coveted corporate trainer and has trained professionals from top IT companies around the world, such as IBM, CISCO, Qualcomm, Accenture, Dreamworks, Walmart Labs, Intuit, and Wells Fargo, to name a few. He runs a specialized training school by the name School of Devops (www.schoolofdevops.com) to groom world class cloud and DevOps professionals.