Peter Ledbrook outlines the differences between several PaaS providers from the perspective of building, deploying and running a Grails application in the cloud, demoing running Grails on Cloud Foundry.
Siddharth Anand overviews Netflix’s business model, then he explains why they chose Amazon AWS, and how they moved their data into the cloud using a NoSQL solution.
Adrian Cockcroft discusses the advantages of running Netflix services in Amazon’s cloud, comparing the old data center solution against the new cloud architecture implemented to offer faster, more scalable, more available, and more productive services across the enterprise.
Matt Wood presents the most important AWS services, explaining how to scale up and out, how to extend the stack by adding extra layers such as caching or map-reduce systems, how to use, scale, and create redundant storage, and how to manage and scale out MySQL databases running on EC2.
Chris Read takes a look at clouds from the operations perspective, presenting various types of clouds and their tradeoffs, their strengths and weaknesses, the problems clouds solve but also the new problems that appear, and the process change the organization needs to go through to make a successful use of the cloud.
Jason H. Christensen presents the evolution of mobile devices, how to get around limitations by integrating mobile systems with the cloud and make use of RESTful services, what is a basic mobile architecture and how it can be implemented.
Chris Richardson presents the details of deploying multi-tier Apache/Tomcat/MySQL applications on Amazon EC2, what it takes to access EC2, to deploy a web server, an application server, and a database, handling security, making a case for PaaS which does not require an administration effort.
This QCon London presentation has two distinct parts: the first covering the process of moving an application to the cloud and the second the "philosophical" reasons for adopting a cloud computing solution for your enterprise. The first part is essentially an experience report and is focused on the AWS platform.
In this presentation recorded at QCon SF 2008, Stuart Charlton explains how hypermedia and dynamic interfaces change the way architects and developers look at enterprise systems and their interactions.
This presentation discusses how Amazon's Web Services can help Web developers solve common but vexing problems, including scaling. The Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple DB are discussed in detail along with the Simple Queue, Simple Storage, and Flexible Payment Services. Each discussion covers basic concepts, example APIs, and brief introductions of case studies.
In this presentation, Jinesh Varia, a Web Services Evangelist at Amazon, talks about the architecture of one of Amazon's web services called Alexa. Jinesh explains how Amazon has reached scalability, performance and reduced costs for the Alexa service.
In this QCon presentation, Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels explains how Amazon has become a platform provider, and how an increasing number of diverse businesses are built on the Amazon.com platform. Although Amazon.com's scale makes them seem an extreme case, lessons have been learnt that will be of use to every enterprise looking to provide services to or to consume services of business partners.