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Abusing the Cloud for Fun & Profit, Lessons Learned

  • Oct 7, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Speaker: Alan Pinstein
Principal Consultant
Co-Founder & CTO, TourBuzz 

Atlanta, GA No matter what language you use, the cloud offers new opportunities to improve your application's performance and reliability. This is especially important for smaller projects that previously would never have the scale to cost-effectively deliver the performance that you can get from a cloud-based architecture.

Deploying to the cloud requires a different attitude for success. It takes more up-front time to do it right, but the results can be transformative. It's important to understand the trade-offs involved in cloud deployment that will affect your devops, development, and even financial operations.

Come hear success and horror stories from Alan Pinstein as he walks through his experiences of moving TourBuzz to the cloud. Alan will share his knowledge so you don't have to waste time and money on the pitfalls of moving to the cloud!

Corporate Sponsors:


Matrix Resources

Mirant Corporation

Now part of

GenOn Energy

Hewlett-Packard Co.

Sun Microsystems

Now part of

Oracle Corp.

Morris, Manning & Martin L.L.P.

Dragon Networks, Inc.

There is no charge to attend the meeting, nor any fee for membership.
Just show up!

It is with great pride that we recognize our Corporate Sponsors.
Being aware of the contributions made by the AUUG membership
to the UNIX community, these firms, both large and small, have
made a commitment to provide financial assistance for defraying the
operating expenses of AUUG. We are both pleased and grateful
for their sponsorship, and hope that they will continue to support
AUUG in the days to come.

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Prior to the meeting, there will be an informal, non-structured
"guru" session open to anyone wishing to attend. This will start
around 6:45pm in the meeting room, and we will have one or
more gurus available to discuss whatever topics/problems/questions
the attendees care to bring up.

For those who need some sustenance before the meeting, you will
find kindred AUUG spirits at "Applebee's" restaurant, 130 Perimeter
Center Place (corner of Meadow Lane Rd, next to Loehman's)
Drop in any time after 5:30pm to sit
around and chew the fat and indulge in some of their fine cuisine.
This is a chance for folks to get together and exchange rumors,
ideas, assistance, etc..

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Links to other groups:
Open Source Software AtlantaAtlanta User Groups
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
Atlanta TechLinks
USENIX Advanced Computing Systems Association
System Administrators Guild (SAGE)

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