Architecting for Failure: Why Cloud Architecture is Different

This is a joint meeting with our friends from the Microsoft DevBoston group. (Please RSVP to one group only. It doesn't matter which.)

  • 6:00-6:25 - Gather, grab some pizza (which will be provided), socialize
  • 6:25-6:30 - Call to order! Take a seat
  • 6:30-6:55 - Bill Wilder: A first look at the Windows Azure "Hadoop as a Service" CTP
  • 6:55-7:10 - Happy 10th Birthday INETA & other announcements
  • 7:10-8:25 - Michael Stiefel is featured speaker: Architecting for Failure: Why Cloud Architecture is Different
  • 8:25-8:30 - Swag!
  • 8:30-?:??  - Head out for a cold beverage (usually to The Muddy)

In the featured talk, Michael Stiefel will explain why architecting for the cloud requires different assumptions around what can fail, when it can fail, why it fails - and will explain what we can do about it. Featured speaker Michael Stiefel is Principal of Reliable Software, Inc. and an expert with cloud computing and the Windows Azure Platform.

In the opening talk, Windows Azure MVP Bill Wilder will provide a brief overview of Hadoop, its role in Big Data, and get a glimpse into what Microsoft is working on with Hadoop, including a sneak peak at the Windows Azure Hadoop as a Service offering which is currently in private CTP.

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  • Harshal M.

    Michael is the authority on distributed and SOA computing platform.
    Considering this to be an Azure event, I was expecting more on Azure / Cloud specific guidelines but in my opinion it turned out to be principles / guidelines that are common to distributed/SOA based computing. I believe Azure/Cloud is one level above Distributed/SOA computing.

    February 24, 2012

  • Ajeet B.

    Good summary and provided feedback to Stiefel.

    February 8, 2012

  • Bob M.

    An excellent presentation. I wish it had been recorded so I could show it to colleagues.

    February 8, 2012

  • Bill W.

    Michael Stiefel's high energy talk on Architecting for Failure was top notch - chock full of insights, ideas, and distilled with a nice set of principles. Really good stuff. Anyone building for the cloud - or just building software in general - should try to see this talk.

    February 8, 2012

  • Bill W.

    Note that pizza time has all been moved to the front of the meeting!

    February 3, 2012

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