Come listen to Lew Tucker talk about Cloud Computing from a historical perspective, focusing on the big IT pendulum that swings from centralized to decentralized with every generation.
Public clouds, or IaaS, hasn't been around that long, and there are still plenty of things it needs to be a complete replacement of dedicated hardware. Come listen to heavy public cloud users Vladimir Giverts and John Schulty talk about what still is a pain in the IaaS!
Sign up for a mini-architecture workshop onsite at the Meetup to work on specific scenarios you are looking at cloud enabling. Allan Naim from Microsoft will be running 1:1 workshops on a first come, first served basis. Sign up early!
Come listen to Ray Duong from Apple and Paco Nathan from IMVU talk about some of the insights they gained from their use of Hadoop, and real-time analytics in the cloud.
Cloud infrastructure assumes a set of best practices such as Design For Failure. Come listen to Chris Pinkham compare and contrast the availability architectures of public cloud AWS and private cloud Nimbula, then to Adrian Cockcroft describe how Netflix kept their subscribers entertained despite the outage.
Ewan Mellor, Director of Engineering for OpenStack at Citrix and a member of the OpenStack Project Policy Board, will describe how and why OpenStack is hypervisor-agnostic, and why Citrix added support for VMware vSphere to OpenStack. He will finish by describing the new features planned for the next two OpenStack releases. The OpenStack design summit was Tuesday to Friday this week in Santa Clara, so Ewan will bring hot-off-the-press details of what was discussed and what is now planned for the rest of the year.
Joshua McKenty, one of the founders of OpenStack, will present a brief review of the OpenStack project, the ecosystem that has formed around it, and some thoughts on what it means for the future of Cloud Computing.
If you can launch a thousand virtual machines in the cloud, but it takes you two weeks to configure those thousand machines to service a business need, you aren’t gaining any advantage. Automation is a key component to realizing the promise of cloud infrastructure.
Come listen to Netflix rockstar Adrian Cockcroft talk about why and how to drive cloud computing in your organization, covering re-org politics as well as practical transition techniques for developers.
Delivering live streaming video to hundreds of thousands of concurrent users is a challenge; providing real-time insight into quality, performance, availability is an occasionally painful learning experience.
Come listen to Mark Simms tear apart an Azure based analytics solution built by his team and share some of the ups and downs along the way.
While organizations spend a LOT of time understanding the technical transformation required to build a SaaS service, they fail to understand that this is just the anchorage of the transitional bridging they must do. In order to gain share and revenues they must deal with the remaining pieces of the bridge to SaaS success, which are their mindset, their organizational structure and their go to market tactics. This presentation will take a look at a basic blueprint for bridging to SaaS success.
Wondering what cloud gets you most CPU per dollar? Come listen to “Cloud Application Benchmarks” to learn about cloud characteristics, cloud performance metrics, cloud monitoring, cloud benchmarks and how you can contribute to SPECcloud workgroup.