BSDCan2015 - ZI

BSDCan 2015
The Technical BSD Conference

Allan Jude

Allan Jude is VP of Operations at ScaleEngine Inc. where he is in charge of managing the global network of servers that make up the ScaleEngine CDN. He also hosts the weekly podcasts BSDNow and TechSNAP. FreeBSD user since 2.2 and sysadmin since 4.5. Allan became a FreeBSD Docs committer at BSDCan 2014, and has worked to document ZFS and bhyve, as well as working on bsdinstall.

Allan started his sysadmin career in 2000 and by 2002 was running a successful IRC shell provider based on FreeBSD. Working as a consultant during and after college, Allan was later invited to teach Unix Administration and Unix Security at Mohawk College in 2007. In 2009 Allan and one of his former professors started ScaleEngine, a FreeBSD based IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider which eventually added CDN and Video Streaming services. On a day to day basis Allan is responsible for the operations of 100+ FreeBSD servers spread across 36 data centres in 10 countries. Allan makes extensive use of OpenZFS as well as maintaining sysutils/zxfer for managing ZFS replication. Recently, his focus has been on implementing libUCL in various tools in the base system and bhyveucl.