Moving into the Cloud

Cloud Computing, Emerging Topics
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
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Many new applications are being created to take advantage of cloud computing. But what about the enormous installed base of existing apps? How can those leverage cloud computing? This presentation describes migrating an existing application into Amazon Web Services (EC2, EBS, and S3), and covers the technical, organizational, and financial aspects of migration.

Specific areas covered include:

Assessing current application architecture and mapping onto the AWS infrastructure

Application code packaging — aka, what’s really running in my app?

Migrating and modifying code to execute in AWS

Managing an application in AWS — options and choices

Financial outcome of application migration: the TCO knockdown

Organizational concerns in a cloud migration

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Bernard Golden

ActiveState Software

Bernard Golden is CEO of HyperStratus, a virtualization and cloud computing consulting firm located in Silicon Valley. He is the author of “Virtualization for Dummies,” the best selling book on the topic ever published. Bernard is the Virtualization and Cloud Computing Advisor for CIO Magazine, where he writes a popular blog on evaluating and implementing these technologies. He is also a well-known speaker, having presented at conferences like OSCON, Catalyst, and LinuxWorld.

  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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