“Butter” Up Your Application

Wayne Walls (Rackspace Hosting), Alex Brandt (Rackspace Hosting)
Events, Sponsored Tutorials
Location: E142
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The application is now the cornerstone to millions of businesses around the world. Many businesses function on one single application alone, while others have a global web of applications that empower them to do business at massive scale. With the introduction of cloud computing, businesses and the critical applications they write are undergoing dramatic changes. The on-demand and self-service nature of the cloud has created new businesses overnight and has transformed how enterprises do business. Also changing Is how these apps are designed. The lessons learned from older applications are either no longer applicable or have been made obsolete by newer, more effective methods. Join the Rackspace Unlocked team as it covers the Five Pillars of Cloudiness, five key tenets that dive into how to navigate uncharted territory and design cloud applications in this new world. Learn how public, private and hybrid clouds can be leveraged to your advantage to free your application(s) from a one-size-fits-all cloud in favor of one that is a perfect fit.

As an added bonus, during this session the Rackspace Unlocked team will open-source a new cloud application named “Margarine.” We will drill into the data design, the technologies used, the decision making process and how the Pillars of Cloudiness were applied to the entire application. Building applications on the Rackspace Cloud has never been easier and we look forward to you showing how we can give your applications a perfect home. We hope you can join us.

This tutorial is sponsored by Rackspace

Wayne Walls

Rackspace Hosting

Wayne Walls is a Cloud Architect at Rackspace, where he evangelizes global cloud strategy. A tenured technology leader, Wayne has engineered complex technical solutions, delivered IT transformation plans, and implemented multiple training initiatives around cloud computing. Co-maintainer of the Rackspace Developer blog, Wayne is helping developers, engineers, and business executives understand cloud technologies and how to turn that knowledge into tangible returns. He holds a B.S. of Information Systems and a B.A. of Economics from the University of Oklahoma. Follow him on Twitter at @waynewalls.

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Alex Brandt

Rackspace Hosting



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