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Node.js + Managing Applications in the Cloud

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Join Application Performance Management (APM) expert Daniel Kaar as he explains this important topic - what APM is, why it is important, and how it can be used to better understand (then optimize) applications in the Windows Azure Cloud. (See further details below.)

We are also pleased to have Nathan Totten in town from the mother ship (Microsoft in Redmond). Nate is a member of the Azure Evangelism team, and will give a talk on using Node.js on Azure.


Pizza: 6:00 - 6:15 (and throughout the meeting if you arrive late or eat slowly)

Nate Totten (Microsoft) on Node.js + Azure: 6:15 - 7:00

Daniel Karr (Compuware) on APM on Azure: 7:00 - 8:20

Swag and Announcements: 8:20 - 8:30


Accelerating Performance of Windows Azure Applications

Learn how to gain deep visibility into your Windows Azure application across all tiers, from the end-user to the storage, and why this is critical in virtualized and cloud environments. Hear how organizations successfully applied that concept and how they achieved rapid root cause identification, SLA monitoring, detection of performance issues early in the lifecycle (development and test) and architectural verification of hybrid-cloud deployments. Specifically in clouds with a large service portfolio such as Windows Azure, organizations find it valuable to accurately understand on how resource usage impacts total operating cost and end-user performance. In this session, you will learn:
- Why an application-centric approach to monitoring is critical in virtualized or cloud environments
- What your peers achieved with application performance management in Windows Azure
- How to optimize cloud resource usage and total cost of operation

Daniel Kaar helps organizations successfully implement an application-centric approach to performance management across the lifecycle in his role as Solution Consultant for Compuware APM. Previously, as an R&D engineer, Daniel focused on cloud-related topics. Kaar has eight years of experience in software engineering in multiple industries. Developing software in assembler, C and C++ for microcontrollers has made him keenly aware of performance considerations. Daniel is also an assistant lecturer at Johannes Kepler University and a frequent speaker at industry conferences.