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RUSS McKENDRICK


ABOUT RUSS

Practice Manager (SRE & DevOps)

Russ has spent the better part of 25 years working in IT and related industries and has had varied responsibilities in different sectors, ranging from looking after an entire IT infrastructure to providing first-line, second-line and senior support in both client-facing and internal teams for small and large organisations.

He works almost exclusively with Linux, using open source systems and tools across both dedicated hardware and virtual machines hosted in public and private clouds at N4Stack, where he heads up the SRE & DevOps team.

In his spare time he has published six books. He also buys way too many records.

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Building a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Capability

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Trolling Myself with Azure Logic Apps

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Automating Deployments Using Ansible AWX & Jenkins

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