Russ is an experienced dev-ops practitioner and system administrator with a passion for automation and containers. He has been working in IT and related industries for the better part of 25 years. During his career, he has had varied responsibilities in many 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 which is a Node4 company, where he is the Practice Manager (SRE & DevOps).
In his spare time, he has written seven books "Monitoring Docker", "Extending Docker", "Docker Bootcamp", "Mastering Docker - Second Edition", "Kubernetes for Serverless Applications" and Learn Ansible which is available now from Packt Publishing. He has also contributed to "Monitoring and Management With Docker and Containers", which was published by The New Stack. His seventh book, "Mastering Docker - Third Edition", has just been published by Packt Publishing.
He also buys way too many records.