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Tackling The Complexity of Cloud Deployment with Advanced Cloud Automation

  • Apr 23, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Gemini Systems LLC



If you’re thinking about moving your servers or applications to the cloud, or dreaming of a single deployment that you can deploy on-demand to multiple public cloud providers at the click of a button, this talk is for you.

In this presentation we’ll discuss some fundamental differences between running on-premise servers and in the cloud, touching on topics around horizontal vs. vertical scaling, spot pricing, state management, architecting your n-tier application for the cloud including the role of orchestration and configuration products, and a number of other issues around the topic of cloud deployments. Will also give a demo of ScaleXtreme’s Advanced Cloud Management product, which itself is delivered as a cloud service, to illustrate and dive deeper into many of these topics.

About Nand Mulchandani – ScaleXtreme CEO

Nand Mulchandani is the CEO and Co-Founder of ScaleXtreme. Prior to co-founding ScaleXtreme, Nand was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Accel Partners, where he started work on the company that became ScaleXtreme, in addition to working on projects in cloud computing, consumer internet, as well as advising a number of companies on product and growth strategies.

Prior to Accel, Nand was the CEO of OpenDNS, where he lead the company through a growth phase in DNS traffic, consumer router integrations, and the launch of enterprise products.  Prior to OpenDNS, Nand was the Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at VMware, responsible for security strategy, product management, and security marketing. Nand was previously Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Determina Inc., which was acquired by VMware in August 2007. Prior to this role, Nand was the founding CEO of Determina where he lead the company from inception to early revenue stage. Prior to Determina, Nand was co-founder and VP Product Management at Oblix (acquired by Oracle), where he helped guide the company to a leadership position in the Identity & Access Management market.  Prior to Oblix, Nand was at Sun Microsystems, working on compilers and optimization, including work on the first Java compilers. Nand received a BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Cornell University.


We will gather at Gemini System's at 6:00 pm for a meet and greet. We will get started at 6:15 pm sharp.



Our Sponsor - Gemini Systems

A special thanks to Gemini Systems, the proud premier sponsor the NYC Cloud Computing Group. Gemini Systems supplies the food, beverages and venue for our Meet Ups. Gemini Systems is an early adopter of Cloud Computing technologies and solutions. They are a premier Global IT firm with resources in several continents able to tackle the most challenging system design, integration, and application development projects. Visit Gemini Systems



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  • Shridhar A.

    Very informative and educational presentation by Nand CEO of ScaleXTreme. Thanks! And thanks to Gemini Systems for organizing this.

    1 · April 24, 2013

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