Alex Fernandez is a Spanish software engineer with almost 20 years of experience. Currently working as a senior developer at MediaSmart, and sometimes as a freelance scalability consultant. Shameless tinkerer since forever, he was seduced by Node.js a couple of years ago, and now eats thousands of requests per second for breakfast.
In this talk we will speak about our real-world experience at MediaSmart Mobile using Node.js for DevOps tasks. For a few years now we have used it to create our own DevOps tools: Node.js code monitors our platforms, orchestrates tens of servers, deploys continuously about ten differen t repositories, and automates much of our infrastructure. It has helped us create a traffic balancer that can handle upwards of 300 thousand re quests per second. Recently we have started migrating our continuous deployment from a basic package called ‘deployment’ to StriderCD, with nic e results; and have started automating tasks with ShipIt.