Help, My Datacenter is on Fire

Most people will claim that this never happens, others hope it never happens, but it happened on March 10, 2021, and it was not just the 1 datacenter that got impacted, but the whole campus of the provider that got powered down. This talk will explain how our customers survived this outage, how our culture, opensource tooling and automation saved the da(y,ta). A talk about disaster recovery, business continuity plans and building cloud agnostic stacks that survive disasters.


  • Kris Buytaert
    Kris Buytaert

    Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant. He’s one of instigators of the devops movement, currently working for Inuits

    He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences and has written about the same subjects in different Books, Papers and Articles

    He spends most of his time working on bridging the gap between developers and operations
    with a strong focus on High Availability, Scalability , Virtualisation and Large Infrastructure Management projects
    hence trying to build infrastructures that can survive the 10th floor test, better known today as the cloud while actively promoting the devops idea !

    His blog titled “Everything is a Freaking DNS Problem” can be found at


Jun 17 2021


9:30 - 10:00
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