Cloud Tech III: An Ops Conference For Ops People

Cloud Tech III, an ops conference for ops people, takes place this Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Mountain View, Calif. Cloud evangelists from around the globe will assemble to talk about a variety of cloud operations topics including enterprise clouds, scientific cloud applications, production cloud environments, cloud necessities for startups and more. The venue for Cloud Tech III is the Computer History Museum, the world’s largest history museum for the preservation and presentation of artifacts and stories of the Information Age.

And Rackspace has your FREE ticket to Cloud Tech III – just click here, enter “Free Cloud Tech III Tickets” in the Subject line of the email and put your name and company in the Body. Your tickets will be available for pickup at will call at the event Saturday.

Rackspace will be represented at the event by Wayne Walls, cloud architect and developer advocate. At 3 p.m. PT, Walls will discuss Rackspace’s shift to the open cloud, cloud-on-cloud architecture and rolling to production faster and more efficiently in his presentation “Reinventing Rackspace – a Lesson in Nimble Cloud Engineering.” Wayne will explain the importance of staying agile while maintaining the focus on the people that matter the most, the customer.

Building a large-scale open public cloud is no easy task. Traditional methods of maintenance and upgrading are no longer the norm with the move to the open cloud. How do you keep up to date with hundreds of lines of code added daily and a vibrant community of developers growing more and more each day? Walls explains, “Rackspace uses continuous integration/delivery in our public cloud and we are constantly deploying code to get security patches, features, etc. into production faster than any other service provider.”

Keynotes at Cloud Tech III include:

  • Taming Service Variability, Building Worldwide Systems, and Scaling Deep Learning – Jeff Dean, Google Fellow with Google, describes some techniques and practices for lowering response times in large distributed systems running on shared clusters; systems infrastructure for running services over distributed data centers; and a system for scaling deep learning techniques.
  • Networking 2.0 – Andreas Bechtolsheim, founder of Sun Microsystems and Arista Networks, talks about a new generation of networks.
  • Audit, Patch, and Bootstrap: A Rubric for Mitigating Murphy’s Law Raymie Stata, founder of VertiCloud, will describe the rubric of “Audit, Patch, and Bootstrap,” which he developed at Yahoo to help designers address Byzantine failures in a practical but effective manner.

Cloud Tech III is Saturday, October 6, 2012, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Don’t miss this ops conference for ops people.

John McKenna loves startups and was a Space Cowboy with the Rackspace Startup Program. He also crafted customer stories and produced really cool videos for the Customer Reference Program. John enjoys telling stories through his writings…and loves the beach, the ranch, his dog Blue and most of all his three beautiful daughters.



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