Build Systems that Drive Business
30–31 Oct 2018: Training
31 Oct–2 Nov 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

Migrating millions of customers to public cloud

Siddharth Ram (Intuit)
14:1014:50 Friday, 2 November 2018
Systems Engineering and Architecture
Location: Blenheim Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Resilient, Performant & Secure Distributed Systems
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Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of security, distributed systems, and the development life cycle
  • Familiarity with the public cloud (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

  • Learn how Intuit moved millions of customers from private infrastructure to the public cloud


Siddharth Ram explains how Intuit moved millions of customers from private infrastructure to the public cloud, covering missteps, successes, and lessons learned along the way.

Topics include:

  • Lift and shift versus refactoring and shift
  • Using the public cloud as IaaS versus PaaS
  • Securing operations in the public cloud
  • Solving for ever-evolving cloud services
  • Solving for high availability and disaster recovery (i.e., should you be in one AWS region or multiple ones?)
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Siddharth Ram


Siddharth Ram is chief architect of the Small Business Group at Intuit, where he’s responsible for the technology and architecture of a group with 1,200+ engineers, covering products for small business across the globe—products for accounting, payments, payroll, and front office, such as QuickBooks, Demandforce, and QuickBase. Previously, he worked at a number of startups, including his own, and worked on layer 2/layer 3 software for telecom network and managed a large distributed computing environment at Qualcomm. Siddharth holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, India, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stony Brook University.