Wayne Walls discusses how Rackspace does cloud based on OpenStack, touching: open source, cloud on cloud, continuous delivery, and open API.
Phil Toland discusses using Erlang and Ruby providing backup for 20k network devices running in 8 datacenters across 3 continents for Rackspace’s operations.
Chris Read takes a look at clouds from the operations perspective, presenting various types of clouds and their tradeoffs, and the process change the organization needs to go through.
Oren Eini presents several architectural concepts – divide and conquer, background evaluation, one way messaging, the single responsibility principle - helpful to build highly scalable systems.
Lew Moorman is an advocate of the cloud. For him the Cloud is a movement and a technology, the Cloud is for everyone but not for everything, and the Cloud should be part of a computing strategy.