Gareth Rushgrove emphasized the importance of cloud portability in a world of Infrastructure and Platform as a Service, offering examples taken from the development of GOV.UK.
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.
Shanley Kane discusses Dynamo - consistent hashing, vector clocks, hinted handoff, gossip protocol - advances in each area, and how querying and application development has changed as a result of them.
Keith Adams shares details on building HHVM, a PHP VM built by Facebook, along with lessons learned doing it and tuning it for high performance.
Emad Benjamin explains how to deploy and tune a JVM on a virtual infrastructure (vSphere), and how to tune the garbage collector in this environment.
Yashwanth Nelapati and Marty Weiner share lessons learned growing Pinterest: sharding MySQL, caching, server management, all on Amazon EC2.
Jian Zhong and Eric Cole present the infrastructure virtualization, SOA and Agile development methodology used by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Chiradeep Vittal discusses the architectural choices, dead-ends and successes that CloudStack has faced throughout its development.
Rich Wolski discusses Services as an Infrastructure" and how enterprises can architect production cloud computing environments along with deployment strategies based on Eucalyptus.
Godmar Back introduces CloudBrowser, a server centric web application framework where applications run in virtual browsers on the server while the rendering takes place on the client.
Axel Angeli discusses features of “smart” clouds": loosely connected computers, new forms of artificial intelligence, self-organized collaboration , green.
Wayne Walls discusses how Rackspace does cloud based on OpenStack, touching: open source, cloud on cloud, continuous delivery, and open API.