Articles by Martin Smith

DevOps Engineer, Rackspace Hosting

Martin Smith is a DevOps Engineer at Rackspace Hosting, where he works with customers and colleagues on automation engineering and building IT infrastructure as code. With more than ten years of experience as a systems administrator and software developer, his interests also include load testing, performance tuning, and software testing in general. He strongly believes in open source and actively contributes to open source automation projects using Chef. When Martin isn’t writing code or reviewing pull requests, he enjoys sharing his skills with others, volunteering in his local community, and mentoring minority college students in STEM fields.


Elastic{ON}16 — One hundred days later

​It’s been almost 100 days since Martin Smith joined us as a speaker at Elastic{ON}16. Now he's back to share his experience, reflections, & more.


Deploying Elasticsearch 2.0.0 with Chef

This post will show some high-level overviews of Elasticsearch and Chef, and how to use Chef for deploying Elasticsearch.