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Why Must I Use Cloud Foundry's Bosh? I just Learned Chef/Puppet!

Posted by Nic Williams  on  Nov 08, 2013

Nic Williams discusses deploying Cloud Foundry on AWS or OpenStack using Bosh, a tool chain for release engineering, deployment and lifecycle management of large scale distributed services.


Dare Mighty Things: How JPL Explores the Cosmos through the Clouds

Posted by Rob Witoff  on  Oct 31, 2013

Rob Witoff presents how JPL and the Curiosity rover mission use cloud computing, including EC2, CloudFormation, and Simple Workflow - to enable research, engineering and operations technologies.


Orchestrating Tasks from the Cloud with Groovy and AWS SWF

Posted by Clay McCoy  on  Oct 22, 2013

Clay McCoy discusses using Groovy’s metaprogramming capabilities and AWS SWF to deal with unreliable remote services, parallelization, scheduling critical timers, and server failures.


Asgard, the Grails App that Deploys Netflix to the Cloud

Posted by Joe Sondow  on  Oct 22, 2013

Joe Sondow presents how Netflix uses Asgard to deploy code updates and manage resources in the Amazon cloud.


Keynote: A Forward Look at Federated Wiki

Posted by Ward Cunningham  on  Jul 20, 2013

Ward Cunningham keynotes on how Events, Sockets, CORS, Closures, SVG, DSLs, Canvas, EC2 and Raspberry Pi contribute to a new type of wiki, a federated one.


Architecting for High Availability

Posted by Attila Narin  on  May 14, 2013

Attila Narin discusses AWS concepts: Availability Zones, RDS Multi-AZ deployments, SQS and Auto Scaling, Elastic IP, load balancing, DNS, DynamoDB, Amazon S3, etc., and EC2 best practices.


Scaling Pinterest

Posted by Yashwanth Nelapati, Marty Weiner  on  Mar 26, 2013

Yashwanth Nelapati and Marty Weiner share lessons learned growing Pinterest: sharding MySQL, caching, server management, all on Amazon EC2.

Escape From Amazon: Tips/Techniques for Reducing AWS Dependencies

Posted by Soam Acharya  on  Jan 06, 2013

Soam Acharya presents a case study of a business which relied heavily on AWS and had to reduce its dependencies on it, including tips for avoiding cloud lock-in.

Building and Delivering Next Generation Developer Services Using Private Cloud Infrastructure

Posted by Chris Pinkham  on  Dec 10, 2012

Chris Pinkham explains how to create an automated scalable self-service infrastructure based on principles used by Amazon to build their cloud services.

Defining Clouds and When to Use Them

Posted by Paul Weiss  on  Oct 10, 2012

Paul Weiss introduces cloud computing and its various models, comparing them with virtualization, then overviews Eucalyptus and compares it with AWS.

Netflix: Movies, When You Want, Where You Want, from the Cloud!

Posted by Jeremy Edberg  on  Sep 07, 2012

Jeremy Edberg discusses running Netflix services on AWS: storage, streaming and scaling solutions, multi-region deployments, why cloud over private data center, and architectural snapshots.

From Private to Public Clouds

Posted by Jeremy Edberg  on  Aug 17, 2012

Jeremy Edberg shares the need, the benefits, the pain points and the lessons learned moving Reddit and Netflix’s internal solution to Amazon AWS.

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