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Keeping Movies Running Amid Thunderstorms!

Posted by Siddharth Anand  on  Apr 13, 2012

Siddharth Anand presents how Netflix’s architecture evolved from a traditional 3-tier configuration to a cloud-based one, detailing the scalability and fault tolerant issues encountered.

Building for the Cloud @ Netflix

Posted by Carl Quinn  on  Mar 01, 2012

Carl Quinn presents the build and deployment architecture used by Neflix in order to provide content out of Amazon AWS.

Grails in the Cloud

Posted by Peter Ledbrook  on  Dec 12, 2011 1

Peter Ledbrook outlines the differences between several PaaS providers from the perspective of building, deploying and running a Grails application in the cloud, demoing running Grails on Cloud Foundry.

Netflix’s Cloud Data Architecture

Posted by Siddharth Anand  on  Jun 08, 2011 2

Siddharth Anand overviews Netflix’s business model, then he explains why they chose Amazon AWS, and how they moved their data into the cloud using a NoSQL solution.

Riak Core: Dynamo Building Blocks

Posted by Andy Gross  on  Mar 10, 2011

Andy Gross discusses the design philosophy behind Riak based on Amazon Dynamo - Gossip Protocol, Consistent Hashing, Vector clocks, Read Repair, etc. -, overviewing its main features and architecture.

Netflix in the Cloud

Posted by Adrian Cockcroft  on  Dec 21, 2010 1

Adrian Cockcroft discusses the advantages of running Netflix services in Amazon’s cloud, comparing the old data center solution against the new cloud architecture implemented to offer faster, more scalable, more available, and more productive services across the enterprise.

High Performance Websites in the Cloud

Posted by Matt Wood  on  Dec 16, 2010

Matt Wood presents the most important AWS services, explaining how to scale up and out, how to extend the stack by adding extra layers such as caching or map-reduce systems, how to use, scale, and create redundant storage, and how to manage and scale out MySQL databases running on EC2.

The Cloud Silver Bullet: Which Caliber Is Right for Me?

Posted by Chris Read  on  Sep 21, 2010

Chris Read takes a look at clouds from the operations perspective, presenting various types of clouds and their tradeoffs, their strengths and weaknesses, the problems clouds solve but also the new problems that appear, and the process change the organization needs to go through to make a successful use of the cloud.

Using RESTful Web Services and Cloud Computing for Next-Generation Mobile Applications

Posted by Jason H. Christensen  on  Sep 10, 2010

Jason H. Christensen presents the evolution of mobile devices, how to get around limitations by integrating mobile systems with the cloud and make use of RESTful services, what is a basic mobile architecture and how it can be implemented.

Deploying Java Applications on Amazon EC2

Posted by Chris Richardson  on  Aug 10, 2010 3

Chris Richardson presents the details of deploying multi-tier Apache/Tomcat/MySQL applications on Amazon EC2, what it takes to access EC2, to deploy a web server, an application server, and a database, handling security, making a case for PaaS which does not require an administration effort.

What Happens When David Hasselhoff Meets the Cloud

Posted by Stefan Fountain  on  Jun 14, 2009

This QCon London presentation has two distinct parts: the first covering the process of moving an application to the cloud and the second the "philosophical" reasons for adopting a cloud computing solution for your enterprise. The first part is essentially an experience report and is focused on the AWS platform.

Designing Enterprise IT Systems with REST

Posted by Stuart Charlton  on  May 27, 2009

In this presentation recorded at QCon SF 2008, Stuart Charlton explains how hypermedia and dynamic interfaces change the way architects and developers look at enterprise systems and their interactions.

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