BlackMesh CEO to Present at Southern California Linux Expo

Eric Mandel Gives Best Practices on Using Open Source Cobbler and Puppet to Automate System Builds and Maintenance

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BlackMesh:


Quickly, accurately, and reliably deploying new systems, across the entire spectrum of production, test, and development systems, is a constant challenge for administrators and developers. BlackMesh’s CEO, Eric Mandel, will discuss how to use open source Puppet and Cobbler to quickly deploy different server images and install applications customized for each customer. Attendees will learn how to leverage Cobbler and Puppet to build a quick, accurate, and reliable server build and maintenance system.


Eric Mandel is the CEO and co-founder of BlackMesh, a provider of information technology solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. Since 2003, Mandel has led the strategic direction of the company, building a strong base of global, diverse customers and growing the company by 100 percent each year. With over 16 years of experience, Mandel is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, addressing the many technology issues that face today’s emerging companies.


Southern California Linux Expo
Los Angeles Airport Westin
5400 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
La Guardia Room


Saturday, February 21, 2009
4:30 – 5:30pm


Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., BlackMesh is an award-winning provider of information technology solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. BlackMesh specializes in the design, deployment, and administration of robust, innovative managed hosting and managed services in both off-site and on-site locations. Combining powerful, high-performance technologies with world-class service and support, BlackMesh provides its customers with the tools they need to lower costs, accelerate growth, increase agility and improve efficiency. For more information, visit


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