Taking Any App to the Cloud

Cloud computing may be the most disruptive, transformative technology shift since the Internet, and migrating business to the cloud isn’t just a trend anymore but rather a fundamental business requirement.

Leveraging the Cloudify open PaaS stack, public cloud platforms like Windows Azure or unified technology building blocks such as the Cisco Unified Computing System provides users strategic benefits such as reduced cost, flexibility, high-availability and easy automation.

We invite you to join us and our panel of CTOs and technical evangelists for a high-energy event where we will explore the opportunities created by emerging cloud technologies. You’ll hear real world use cases from Microsoft, Aditi, Cisco, GigaSpaces, C24, a Fortune 100 Financial Institution, and learn how cloud computing is opening a whole new world of possibilities for enterprises and ISVs.

We’ll delve into the players and the layers that make up the Cloud ecosystem, including IaaS, PaaS, security, and orchestration. Learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s next. You’ll find out about the strengths and weaknesses of this promising but hard to define technology paradigm, and how it can allow you to focus on your core business competency.

Discover how Cloudify and Azure work together to:
• Easily deploy even the most complex Java apps onto Azure with zero code changes
• Provide an enterprise-grade production environment for your Java app on Azure through continuous availability, elastic scalability, production ready management and monitoring, and fully automated deployment
• Maximize the already powerful Azure platform capabilities with extremely tight integration

Agenda

09:30 am - 09:55 am: Registration

10:00 am – 10:50 am: Keynote ~ Uri Cohen, VP Product Management, Shay Hassidim, Deputy CTO GigaSpaces ~ Cloudify, the PaaS Jailbreaker - Theory and Practice

The promise of many current PaaS platforms is that they will make application deployment and management on the cloud simple. To achieve this, most PaaS platforms take the "my way or the highway" approach (a.k.a opinionated architecture), and force you to fit into their own stack, language of choice, cloud data center, security, high availability, and scalability models. The result is that they are irrelevant to most existing apps, and once you are in – you’re locked in forever. Cloudify aims to change all that by giving you the freedom to use any application stack, on any cloud, and handle your application without code changes. In this session we'll hear about Cloudify design principles and hear about real life use cases Cloudify implementation.

10:55 am - 11:20 am: Cloudify demonstration

11:25 am – 12:00 pm: Francesco Rietti, BDM - US Azure Partnerships Microsoft

12:00 pm – 01:25 pm: Networking lunch

01:30 pm – 02:00 pm: Siddhartha Bagga, Manager - BD Aditi

02:05 pm – 02:35 pm: Gary Berger, Architect, Office of the CTO Cisco Systems ~ Showcasing the Unified Multi-Service Data Center and service virtualization

02:40 pm – 03:10 pm: John Davies, CTO & Founder C24 ~ On banking and finance-related cloud solutions

03:15 pm – 04:00 pm: Speaker panel open discussion ~ Industry experts answer your questions and provide guidance on cloud computing adoption


About the Participating Companies:


GigaSpaces is an application virtualization platform provider serving 300+ renowned tier 1 companies around the globe. Working with Microsoft, they created an enterprise Java application platform called Cloudify for Azure, for onboarding JEE/Spring/big-data applications to Azure without any architectural or code changes.


Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.


Aditi helps product companies, web businesses and enterprises leverage the power of cloud, e-social and mobile, to drive competitive advantage. We are one of the top 3 Platform-as-a-Service solution providers globally and one of the top 5 Microsoft technology partners in the US.


The Cisco Unified Computing System represents radical simplification of traditional architecture, dramatically reducing the number of devices that must be purchased, cabled, configured, powered, cooled, secured, and managed. The solution delivers end-to-end optimization for virtualized environments while retaining the ability to support also creating new agility for traditional OS and application stacks in physical environments.


C24 is a software house specializing in standards-based messaging and integration solutions aimed at the wholesale financial services markets. The C24 Integration Objects Studio product and the financial services specific message Standards Libraries are used by many of the world’s largest firms in Europe and the Americas supporting business critical applications for asset management, clearing and settlement and payment processing.

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  • Uri Cohen

    Great talks, really enjoyed taking part in the panel

    May 19, 2012

  • Steve DiEugenio

    Fantastic...The panel discussion with that group of world world-renowned experts gave an in-depth, practice and well balanced assessment of Cloud vs. Could capabilities and challenges in today's market. A pleasure to listen to the professional banter...I learned a lot…Thank you…Please let me know about next month’s event…

    May 18, 2012

  • Amnon Raviv

    Well organized event

    May 18, 2012

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