Administering the Flexible Cloud

Cloud-based applications are designed to scale and change their footprint as the load on them ebbs and flows. And they rely on myriad APIs, networks and infrastructure in order to operate. How does one obtain a bird's eye view of the infrastructure as it mutates based on load and availability?  How does one test such a beast? How does one do backup and recovery for it?

We'll have 3 speakers describe the Ops aspects of cloud deployments.

• As a cloud deployment system autoscales, it becomes increasingly difficult to discover the configuration, monitor for instance failures and understand the impact of spot instance usage, ensuring proper back-ups and snapshots, and other critical infrastructure ‘best practices’. Aaron Newman, CEO of CloudCheckr, is one of the world’s foremost database security experts and brings a breadth of experience to CloudCheckr, Inc. He is a serial entrepreneur having previously founded three other successful startups: Techrigy, DbSecure, and Application Security, Inc. 

• The QA process needs to test not only the functionality but also provisioning & configuration of IT infrastructure and the various external dependencies.This talk will describe TestOps for Acquia's Platform-as-a-Service offering. Barry Jaspan is a serial entrepreneur and software engineer that has been creating and selling open-source software products literally since he was 12 years old (many moons ago!). Currently Senior Architect at Acquia, he leads Acquia Cloud, the Drupal-optimized PHP cloud hosting platform which runs tens of thousands of Drupal web sites on thousands of cloud-based servers for some of the best known brands in the world. He is an angel investor and advisor to Boston-area startups and, when he pulls himself away from the keyboard, an avid whitewater kayaker and rock climber. 

• Traditional Backup and Recovery Solutions for IT have challenges when it comes to the cloud. Cloud solutions need to scale with the cloud, support multiple lines of businesses or Clients and the solution needs to be self serviceable with the expectation that recovery is near instantaneous. Learn how one might overcome these challenges to restore the application instantaneously, verify and guarantee Application backups and provide a scalable cost effective cloud solution. Sanjay Baronia, VP of Product Strategy at Trilio Data has over 20 years of experience driving Industry leading solutions and products to market. In the past, he was responsible for introducing offerings working with VMware, Microsoft, SAP and Oracle for a leading Storage company.


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  • Bernard G.

    Great presentations with great subjects. One of the best Meetup I attended in a while.

    December 12, 2013

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