Sebastian Stadil advises on selecting the right cloud from EC2, GCE, or OpenStack based on one's needs, outlining the deployment and administrative challenges to be faced with each option.
Jeff Magnusson details some of Netflix' key services: Franklin, Sting and Lipstick.
Paul Fremantle conducts a hands on tutorial on Stratos and App Factory showing how to create a development and runtime PaaS.
Andy Piper discusses the current state of PaaS, and why its success lie in enabling developer productivity, openness and choice, considering Open Source in general, and Cloud Foundry in particular.
Justin Beckwith introduces several ways to deploy ASP.NET, Node, and PHP applications to Windows Azure, including git deployment, TFS deployment, continuous integration and custom scripts.
Allen Rohner shares the difficulties encountered and the lessons learned building a PaaS in Clojure.
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.
Ramnivas Laddad sketches the architecture of Cloud Foundry, explaining how they manage to do hot swaps without application downtime, including lessons applicable in general distributed environments.
Josh Long and Eric Bottard cover the basics of Cloud Foundry PaaS, how to use it, how to install and use Micro Cloud Foundry, including hands on installation troubleshooting.
Chris Haddad discusses cloud computing, PaaS, multi-tenancy, cloud ecosystems, cloud aware APIs from the perspective and the benefits it can provide to the business.
Axel Angeli discusses features of “smart” clouds": loosely connected computers, new forms of artificial intelligence, self-organized collaboration , green.
Yaniv Rodenski introduces Hadoop, then running Hadoop on Azure and the available tools and frameworks.