Kyle Ruddy

Information & Communications Technology

PowerShell PowerCLI Terraform Infrastructure as Code Sentinel Policy as Code

Tampa, Florida, United States

Kyle Ruddy

Technical Marketing at HashiCorp & Microsoft MVP

Kyle Ruddy is a Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager for HashiCorp, where he focuses on Terraform. Kyle is also a Microsoft MVP and long-term VMware vExpert who can be found blogging on his personal blog, https://www.kmruddy.com, and the HashiCorp blog. His Twitter: @kmruddy.

Current sessions

Introduction to Infrastructure as Code

Infrastructure as code is the process of managing infrastructure in a file or a set of files rather than manually configuring resources in a user interface. A resource in this instance is any piece of infrastructure in a given environment, such as a virtual machine, security group, network interface, etc. This session is going to focus on how to make the process of getting starting with infrastructure as code as easy as possible. We'll walk through some of the core concepts, such as what tools are available, some of the lingo, and any requirements. Then, we'll dive-in with demos showing how to manage any number of environments.


Controlling Cloud Costs with Terraform

As your organization is moving toward multi-cloud, the infrastructure layer transitions from running dedicated servers at limited scale to a dynamic environment, where you can easily adjust to growing demand by spinning up thousands of servers and scaling them down when not in use. The most effective way to manage that scale is with DevOps fundamentals, like infrastructure as code. This allows us to treat infrastructure as software: code that can be re-used, tested, automated and version controlled. In this demo driven session, we will cover some best practices of how to use Infrastructure as Code to provision your infrastructure regardless of what cloud service is being used.


Turning Your Organizations Policies into Code for Compliance at Scale

Terraform provides cloud infrastructure automation with infrastructure as code for provisioning, compliance, and management of any cloud infrastructure. This allows organizations to codify their desired use of infrastructure in the form of modules and then enforce best practices for how that infrastructure is provisioned and de-provisioned through the use of policies. This, along with central tracking and auditability, provides a systematic approach for how organizations can establish guardrails in accordance to existing policies and guidelines when they first adopt cloud and at any scale thereafter. Join this session to learn more about Terraform, cloud infrastructure automation, and approaches to managing infrastructure compliance with modules, Sentinel policies, and automated policy enforcement. The session will include an overview of Terraform, Policy as Code with Sentinel, and a live demos throughout!


Infrastructure as Code Best Practices

As your organization is moving toward multi-cloud, the infrastructure layer transitions from running dedicated servers at limited scale to a dynamic environment, where you can easily adjust to growing demand by spinning up thousands of servers and scaling them down when not in use. The most effective way to manage that scale is with DevOps fundamentals, like infrastructure as code. This allows us to treat infrastructure as software: code that can be re-used, tested, automated and version controlled. In this demo driven session, we will cover some best practices of how to use Infrastructure as Code to provision your infrastructure regardless of what cloud service is being used.