Yossi Dahan introduces Windows Azure, the platform and its main capabilities, detailing on services, VMs, data management, CDN, caching, messaging and business analytics features provided.
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.
Scott Guthrie has a hands on session demonstrating some of the Windows Azure’s main features, such as storage, websites, services, SQL, blobs, cache, etc.
Arun Gupta presents the current developments on Java EE7 as a PaaS in the cloud and current work on Project Avatar which simplifies HTML5, Websockets and JSON programming for Java developers.
Mark Rendle introduces the basic services offered by Windows Azure along with examples of various platform choices that can be used: RavenDB, ASP.NET MVC, Node.js + Express, MongoDB, Sinatra, etc.
Jeremy Voorhis introduces PaaS and CloudFoundry, then explains how AppFog built their own PaaS on top of CloudFoundry.
Yves Reynhout discusses event sourcing and storage, demoing implementing a conceptual event storage model on top of AWS Storage and Azure Storage Services.
Micah Martin discusses creating web applications with Clojure and Joodo and Gaeshi deploying them on Google App Engine and Heroku.
Mark Rendle, Adrian Cockcroft, Chris Richardson, Colin Humphreys, Jeremy Voorhis and Paul Freemantle discuss the state of PaaS, its benefits and drawbacks, and the road ahead.
Colin Humphreys discusses PaaS: why they chose a certain PaaS solution for their customers, PaaS in ALM, lessons learned from their experiences and what to expect from different PaaS vendors.
Paul Fremantle presents the evolution of PaaS, the differences between implementations, and various features: language support, deployment model, multi-tenancy, openness, plug-ability, services, etc.
Joe Feser discusses how to enhance a legacy application into a disconnected hybrid app using Pub/Sub capabilities of the Windows Azure Service Bus.