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Hossein Lotfi (Google)
Average rating: **...
(2.84, 32 ratings)
In this session we will talk about TCP optimization and how to measure its impact in a large scale network. we explore some useful tools and methodologies for transport optimization. Read more.
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John Yippe (Rackspace)
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(3.41, 22 ratings)
Can IT organizations learn something from the world of soccer? In this talk I'll briefly describe some ideas about why the US Men's soccer team doesn't dominate and how they are changing this. We'll quickly explore how IT organizations can learn from what the USMNT are doing to change this. Read more.
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Alois Reitbauer (Dynatrace)
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(3.26, 39 ratings)
Let’s face it. Alerting is broken. We are all still alerting the same way is we did in the early days of software based on metrics violations. We have all started to accept that we get too many alerts and the hard work of making sense is still left to us. This talk will introduce you to the concept of contextual alerting and show the difference hands on using a real world example. Read more.
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Shane Evans (Hewlett-Packard)
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(3.24, 33 ratings)
Application performance isn’t just about the front-end, but the optimization of the front-end and the back-end. Developing one without the other is a sure fire way to fail and users won’t always wait for version 2.0. Hear about methods for developing, testing and optimizing application performance when many of the components that contribute to poor performance are outside of our control. Read more.
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Mehdi Daoudi (Catchpoint)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 36 ratings)
When it comes to the internet, preparation is the key to avoiding total destruction. Join Mehdi Daoudi, CEO and Co-founder of Catchpoint Systems, to learn how you can build a company culture that is ready for the inevitable IT disaster and how to emerge from the rubble stronger than ever.​ Read more.
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Brian Bulkowski (Aerospike)
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(2.40, 30 ratings)
10 reasons why in-Memory and a new generation of distributed databases - NoSQL Key Value Stores - are the next big thing and the key to Velocity for every enterprise. Read more.
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Murray Hill East
Marc Gaffan (Incapsula)
Traditionally application delivery solutions were run off physical appliances inside the data centers and in many cases they were integrated into a load balancer. With more applications moving to the cloud, load balancers and application delivery solutions are on the move as well. Read more.
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Murray Hill East
Harold Hannon (SoftLayer)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
In this discussion we will pull back the curtain of the architecture of a fun demo application purpose built for the cloud. We will focus on demonstrating how we leveraged compute, storage, messaging, and other cloud elements hosted at SoftLayer to lower the effort and difficulty of putting together a useful application. Read more.
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Murray Hill East
Emily Riley (Ghostery Enterprise), Norm Morrison (Radial)
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(3.50, 2 ratings)
Did you know the world's leading ecommerce sites have blindspots that can pose major risks, such as cyber-security threats, data resell to competitors, and cart abandonment? This session will uncover these blindspots and expose how much is at risk as well as equip CIOs, Heads of eCommerce, and Web Ops execs with best practices when evaluating new third party vendors and monitoring existing ones. Read more.
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Murray Hill East
Shane Evans (Hewlett-Packard), Oded Keret (HP Software)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
There’s a lot pressure on developers to get performance right the first time a new application or feature hits the market. Well you aren’t alone. Besides our own applications, HP RnD has been helping customers for 20 years, and we've learned a few things along the way. We’ll walk from conception to production to help you get the best possible performance out of your applications. Read more.
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Murray Hill East
Steve Fox (DELL), Rob Dickinson (Intel)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Most root cause analytics are based on comparisons to baselines, raising the question: why not compare across other dimensions as well or even across multiple dimensions at the same time? We’ve created a statistical approach for identifying the differential patterns in performance data to surface the most likely culprits. Join us to see what’s under the hood in our upcoming APM SaaS Edition. Read more.
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Murray Hill East
Grant Ellis (Instart Logic)
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(2.60, 5 ratings)
The Web performance industry and performance testing have changed dramatically. Grant reveals pathways to maximum performance on today’s Web, where complex, dynamic applications run on congested wireless networks. Learn which tools measure what, and how to interpret performance data. Grant compares tools under real-world circumstances, explains modern Web mechanics, and dispels web performance FUD Read more.
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Murray Hill East
Hooman Beheshti (Fastly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.87, 15 ratings)
In the past, issues around invalidation, staleness, and lack of visibility have prevented us from using CDNs to fully leverage the benefits of caching when it comes to dynamic content. In this session, we'll look at the challenges CDNs face with dynamic content and how you can use programmatic means to fully integrate your applications with a real-time, modern CDN. Read more.
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Murray Hill East
Tom Gerhard (priceline.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
As VP of Performance Engineering at priceline.com, Tom Gerhard has examined countless infrastructure changes using synthetic monitoring data. This talk will demonstrate how this data has allowed priceline.com to evaluate domain sharding using hostname overrides, evaluate infrastructure changes, as well as run tests for diagnostic purposes. Read more.
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Murray Hill East
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(3.67, 3 ratings)
Dave Lemaire, Senior Director of Technology Operations at Dyn, depends on powerful data to pinpoint the locations of performance-related issues and report its impact on the end-user. In this talk, he will demonstrate how data collected by external monitoring allows Dyn to report response and availability, troubleshoot customer issues and support sales, and more. Read more.
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Murray Hill East
Steve Skroce (CVS), Cliff Crocker (Akamai)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
At Velocity, Google, Bing, Walmart and others have demonstrated the revenue impact of poor performance. Yet attendees struggle to bring this knowledge outside the Velocity bubble into their companies. Learn to tie latency to revenue and measure it. SOASTA’s mPulse does this. Leave this talk with tools necessary to correlate performance to business KPIs. Read more.
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Murray Hill East
Steve Miller-Jones (Limelight Networks)
Delivering an optimal digital experience requires a multi-layered look at the factors that impact performance, and the ability to measure what really matters. Join us to learn about critical data that hides behind averages, the role of RUM, how to keep latency from killing your mobile apps, and more. You’ll leave with actionable insights for optimizing your site and improving audience engagement. Read more.
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Murray Hill East
Joan Touzet (Cloudant, an IBM Company)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Mobile connectivity and bandwidth problems won't solve themselves on a global level. What is the point of your offering if people can't access it? Discover how to design or refit your service or application to thrive in an "Offline First" world. Read more.
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Murray Hill East
Doug McCausland (AT&T Global Business Services)
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(3.67, 3 ratings)
Mobile device owners are the fastest-growing segment of users on the Web. In this session, we discuss the tools now available to optimize the mobile experience and enhance the security of your content, infrastructure, and users, along with ways security can help improve website performance and responsiveness for virtually anyone visiting your websites using virtually any device. Read more.
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Murray Hill East
Hari Kannan (HP Helion OpenStack R&D)
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(3.00, 1 rating)
Come join Hari Kannan, Senior Manager, HP Helion OpenStack R&D, as he presents a technical workshop on HP Helion OpenStack – covering an overview of the Helion product portfolio, followed by in-depth technical walkthroughs and demonstrations of the freely available HP Helion OpenStack Community Edition distribution. *This event is open to both 2 & 3 day conference pass holders. Read more.