Bret Piatt

Bret Piatt
Technical Alliances, Rackspace Hosting

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Bret Piatt is the primary technical contact for partners of the Rackspace Cloud division. He is also actively involved in the cloud computing community promoting open standards and helping open source projects gain awareness. Prior to his current role, Bret spent 5 years in product management for both Rackspace and AT&T where he was responsible for launching offerings such as the Rackspace PCI Toolbox and the AT&T Premises-Based Cisco ASA Firewall Service. A self described “lifelong geek”, his professional technical experience comes from 5 years at SBC where he designed monitoring and management systems, optimized networks for enterprise customers, and performed lab testing on new products from potential suppliers and partners.


Operations Ballroom CD
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Bret Piatt (Rackspace Hosting)
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This workshop will cover Cassandra design, deployment, and operations in both a theoretical best case target for those building their own facilities as well as an evaluation of how it can be deployed on various public cloud platforms. Read more.

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