The case for running your own datacenter is vanishing rapidly. The cloud seduces with a low barrier of entry and full flexibility. Infrastructure can be spun up almost instantly in a fully automated way through an API. All this with no upfront costs and the ability to decommission it just as fast. But what does this mean for our applications and their architecture? Can we just lift and shift them to the cloud?
Everything comes at a price. To be able to fully leverage the potential of the cloud, new challenges must be mastered: from data privacy and security to cost-based architectures, dynamic provisioning, service discovery and efficient deployment models.
This talk provides architects and developers clear answers and battle-tested solutions for a successful journey to infrastructure heaven.
Axel Fontaine is an entrepreneur, public speaker, continuous delivery expert and independent consultant based in Munich.
He specialises in Continuous Delivery and hates complexity with a passion. He is the founder and the project lead ofFlyway (http://flywaydb.org/), the agile database migration framework for Java. He regularly speaks at technical conferences.
He is currently working on Boxfuse (http://boxfuse.com/) to radically simplify the deployment of Java apps, by turning them into ultra-compact perfectly isolated secure VMs within seconds and deploying them on any hypervisor with a single command.
We are delighted to welcome Axel back Belfast for another great talk. For those of you who attended his course (http://instil.co/courses/architecting-for-continuous-delivery-and-zero-downtime/) and talk last year, you'll know how good he is.
Due to demand, we have had to decamp to Brewbot - a little out of the way but also one of the few places that gets tech events. As those who attended the SQL Bash Bash back in November, it is an excellent venue, with great, home-brewed beer to boot. A brisk 20 minute walk from the town centre and you will have earned your beer!