It's a multi-cloud world and your code needs to run somewhere. However, the cloud you choose today may not be the cloud you need tomorrow. Changes in reliability, performance, cost, and privacy may drive you to research alternative public clouds, a private cloud, or a hybrid of the two. Considering application portability upfront can be crucial in avoiding lock-in. The tools you use to interact with the cloud will play a large part in how portable your application is between clouds.
This panel will discuss the different approaches to application portability, e.g. API compatibility, multi-cloud SDKs, image portability, application architecture portability, etc. Is application portability a myth or reality? What are the pros and cons?
Bring your questions to be answered by our panel of experts.
Developer Advocate, Rackspace
Everett Toews is a Developer Advocate at Rackspace making OpenStack and the Rackspace Cloud easy to use for developers and operators. Sometimes developer, sometimes advocate, and sometimes operator. He's a committer on jclouds and co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide. In the past he's built web applications, taught workshops, given presentations at conferences such as Gluecon, OSCON, and the OpenStack Summit. He has also deployed OpenStack in production. Learn more about what he's working... Read More →
Co-Founder and CEO / OpenStack Board Member, Cloudscaling
Along with the company I co-founded, I was one of the earliest public supporters of OpenStack and part of its original launch in summer of 2010. Even before OpenStack, I have been a vocal advocate of the profound disruption of cloud computing since 2006. My voice can be heard through the Cloudscaling blog, which is widely regarded as one of the top cloud computing blogs. I was recently recognized by InformationWeek as one of the top 10 cloud pioneers. I have also been recognized as a top 5 cloud... Read More →
Senior Director of User Experience, Morphlabs, Inc.
Hunter Nield heads the User Experience group at Morphlabs. He oversees a globally distributed team focusing on design and development of Morphlabs' cloud platform and contributions to the open source community. Hunter's background is quite diverse, starting his career in Interaction Design for a global media company. After spending a number of years running his own web development consultancy in Australia, he branched out into technology startups in Asia. He joined Morphlabs in 2010 to start the... Read More →
Director of Product Management, GigaSpaces
Yaron is the Director of Product Management at GigaSpaces, managing Cloudify for OpenStack. He has more than seven years of experience in enterprise software product management with special interest in IT management and monitoring, DevOps, cloud computing as well as in-memory and grid computing.
Executive Director, Cloud Computing
George Reese is the author of a number of technology books and a regular speaker on RESTful APIs, cloud computing, Java, and database systems. His most recent books are The REST API Design Handbook and O?Reilly?s Cloud Application Architectures. Professionally, he is the Executive Director of Cloud Computing at Dell after Dell's recent acquisition of Enstratius, a company George co-founded. George has also led a number of Open Source projects, including several MUD libraries and the Imaginary... Read More →
Attendance numbers do not account for private attendees. Get there early!