Past Meetup

Architecting for Failure: Why Cloud Architecture is Different

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Microsoft NERD New England Research & Development Center

One Memorial Drive · Cambridge, MA

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When you enter the building there will be a security desk. Someone there will direct you to the right floor and room.

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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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