Panel on Application Portability
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
I'm 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. I'm a committer and PMC on Apache jclouds, and co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide from O'Reilly. In the past I've developed web applications, taught workshops at conferences including SXSW and Gluecon, and presented at conferences including OSCON and the OpenStack Summits. I love spending time with my... Read More →
Co-Founder and CTO / OpenStack Board Member, Cloudscaling
Along with the company I co-founded, I was one of the earliest public supporters of OpenStack. Even before there was OpenStack, I have been a vocal advocate of the profound disruption cloud computing represented since 2006. My view is informed by experience creating a number of innovations in networking, security, datacenters, and scale-out software at GoGrid and CloudScale Networks. I led the open-licensing of GoGrid's API, which inspired Sun Microsystems, Rackspace Cloud, VMware and others... Read More →
Senior Director of Development, Morphlabs, Inc., Morphlabs, Inc.
Hunter Nield heads the Development group at Morphlabs. He oversees a globally distributed team focusing on the development of Morphlabs? software 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 user experience... 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 →
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