|1:15 PM–4:30 PM||
This workshop will feature vendors and end users discussing important issues around performance in on-demand environments.
- The Challenge of Cloud Performance
- Architectures for High-Performance Utility Computing
- Testing and Breaking Clouds
- How Ready is the Cloud? A look at real-world results
- The State of Cloud SLAs
- Instrumenting Applications When Access Goes Away
- Putting it all Together: When Big Metrics Mean Big Data
- Tools and Techniques for Performance Optimization
- What Users Want - What Vendors Have
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- George Reese
, CTO, enStratus
George Reese is the founder of Minneapolis-based enStratus Networks LLC, maker of high-end cloud infrastructure management tools. He is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance and author of a number of technology books, including MySQL Pocket Reference, Database Programming with JDBC and Java, Java Database Best Practices, and Cloud Application Architectures. Throughout the Internet era, George has spent his career building enterprise tools for developers and delivering solutions to the marketing domain. He was an influential force in the evolution of online gaming through the creation of a number of Open Source MUD libraries and he created the first JDBC driver in 1996—the Open Source mSQL-JDBC. Most recently, George has been involved in the development of systems to support the deployment of transactional web applications in the cloud. George holds a BA in Philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois. He currently lives in Minnesota with his wife Monique and his daughters Kyra and Lindsey.
- Shlomo Swidler
, Founder, Orchestratus
Shlomo Swidler is a prominent cloud computing developer, trainer, and consultant. He is among the top experts contributing to the Amazon EC2 Developer Forums. His blog is a highly-regarded source of practical techniques for developers, and has served as the inspiration for a number of features in commercial products. Shlomo is also an active participant in the Oped Grid Forum's Open Cloud Computing Interface working group, providing an open, community-developed interface to cloud computing resources. Shlomo was an early adopter of cloud computing, when, in 2007 as CTO of MyDrifts, he architected and implemented a large-scale deployment completely hosted in the cloud, designed to scale itself automatically according to load. Prior to founding MyDrifts, Shlomo led a team of developers at Sun Microsystems in the Java ME Developer Tools division, where he managed development efforts both for internal and for customer-facing projects. Shlomo also led development teams at a number of startups during the dot-com era. He has an Engineering degree from The Cooper Union in New York.
- Nolan Goldberg
, Attorney, Proskauer LLP
Nolan M. Goldberg is an IP & Technology Counsel in Proskauer's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department and a member of the Patent Law Group, resident in the New York office. As an intellectual property litigator, his practice focuses on patent and trade secret litigation and counseling. As a founding member of the Litigation Department's Electronic Discovery Task Force, Mr. Goldberg is often called upon to develop e-discovery strategies to be used in all types of litigations, with a particular focus on managing the overall burden and cost of the electronic discovery process and obtaining often overlooked electronic evidence, including computer forensics. Mr. Goldberg's complete professional bio can be found at http://www.proskauer.com/professionals/nolan-goldberg/
Moderator - Paul Guth, Vice President, Technical Operations, Cloudscaling
- Alistair Croll
, Founder, BitCurrent
Alistair is the principal analyst at Bitcurrent; an executive at CloudOps; an advisor to various technology venture firms; the founder of the Bitnorth conference; and the founder of the Human 2.0 blog on emerging technologies.
Prior to Bitcurrent, Alistair co-founded startup accelerator Rednod; web performance management firm Coradiant; and Networkshop, a research firm. He has also worked as a product manager for 3Com Corporation, Primary Access, and Eicon Technology. Alistair is the content chair for Cloud Connect, the industry's largest cloud computing event; the track chair for cloud computing and the Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop; and the co-chair of O'Reilly Strata.
Alistair is a frequent contributor to a range of technology publications. He has taught at industry conferences such as Web2Expo, IGT, Interop, Structure, Enterprise 2.0, Velocity, Mesh, and eMetrics. He is also the co-author of Web Operations (2010, O'Reilly), Complete Web Monitoring (2009, O'Reilly) and Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks (1999, Prentice-Hall).
- Adrian Cockcroft
, Cloud Architect, Netflix
Adrian Cockcroft is an architect at Netflix leading the Cloud Systems group. He authored Sun Performance and Tuning, Resource Management and Capacity Planning for Web Services while being a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He was also a founding member of eBay Research Labs, where he contributed to the Skype Java API and built mobile application prototypes.
- Tom Lounibos
, CEO, SOASTA
Tom Lounibos, CEO for SOASTA, brings more than 30 years of experience building early stage software companies, leading two companies to successful IPO’s. Tom is a regular speaker at both Cloud and testing events, and has become a leading advocate in using the Cloud to empower individuals and accelerate changes in how applications are built, tested and deployed. Most recently, Tom served as President and CEO of Kenamea. Prior to Kenamea, he was CEO of Dorado Corporation, a financial services software provider. Previous to Dorado, he was EVP of Sagent Technology through its 1999 IPO, entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosspoint Venture Partners, and held executive positions at Digitalk Corporation, Knowledgeware (KWI) and Encore Financial Services. Tom also serves on several boards in the Silicon Valley.
- William Louth
, CTO, JINSPIRED BV
William is the product architect of JINSPIRED's innovative application performance management and resource metering solution - JXInsight. JXInsight is the first production-ready activity based costing and multi-resource metering & charge back solution that spans the complete application lifecycle supporting enterprise, grid and the cloud computing platforms. He has previously worked for Borland and has provided technical advisory consultancy to many of the leading JVM & IT management vendors in the area of performance management, software runtime visualization, application deployment tooling and CMDB design.
Panelist - Alex Polvi, Director of Product, Rackspace
- Jason Read
, Founder, CloudHarmony
Jason's primary responsibilities include software architecture and development, benchmarking and client interaction. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from BYU. Prior to CloudHarmony, Jason's experience includes an Extreme Blue intership with IBM (details here and here), designing a user interface for Solera Networks, open source work, and more. Jason is a commercial instrument rated helicoptor pilot. During offtime, Jason enjoys spending time with family, skiing and other outdoor activities.
- Marty Kagan
, President and Co-Founder, Cedexis
Marty Kagan has been leading the development of products and services in the web caching, content delivery, and application acceleration space since 1996. Prior to co-founding Cedexis, Marty was Vice President of Engineering at Jive Software and Akamai Technologies, Director of Technology for Akamai International, and part of the original Cache Engine skunk-works team at Cisco Systems. He has co-authored 9 patents.
- John Keagy
, CEO, GoGrid
John Keagy is CEO and Co-Founder of GoGrid, a Global Leader in Cloud & Hybrid Infrastructure hosting. Keagy is an Internet infrastructure pioneer, having built and sold several successful Internet service providers since 1991. At ServePath, now known as GoGrid, , Keagy drove the early growth of the dedicated server hosting market by introducing multiple firsts, including multiprocessor servers and hosted load balanced server networks. John Keagy's entrepreneurial skills and strategic vision have led ServePath and now GoGrid's rapid growth. The company was named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 in recognition of its growth (#11 in Silicon Valley and #77 in North America) in previous years.
With over 15 years of hosting experience under his belt, John broke new ground with his vision of Cloud Computing, long before the term was even coined. As a result, GoGrid was revealed in 2008 winning many accolades including Best of Show at LinuxWorld 2008. In 2006, Keagy saw the impending shift to the cloud as ServePath's second growth opportunity. Keagy's vision became a two year development effort resulting in GoGrid, the hosting service launched in March of 2008 that enables customers to deploy, scale and manage load balanced virtual and physical servers and appliances in the cloud in just minutes through a web-based control panel or REST-like API.
In 1994, John founded the West Coast's largest, profitable, dial-up Internet Service Provider which was the first to deliver local internet access in over 30 cities. John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley where he earned the Kennedy Award in Business Administration. He is also an alumnus of the Stanford Business School Executive Program.
John lives with his wife, two children and dog in San Francisco and is an avid instrument-rated multi-engine pilot.
- Russell Rothstein
, Vice President, Product Marketing, OpTier
Russell has over 20 years of technical, marketing and management experience in the software industry. He currently runs product marketing at OpTier, the leader in Business Transaction Management and performance management for cloud and other environments. Previously, Russell was AVP Product Marketing at OPNET Technologies (Nasdaq: OPNT), a provider of application performance management software. He ran marketing for Open Sesame, a Web 1.0 startup that was acquired by Bowne (NYSE:BNE). Russell began his career at Oracle, deploying Oracle Applications for Fortune 1000 companies. Russell has spoken at key industry events including Interop, CMG, and Red Herring. Russell received a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University, an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT and an MS in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. You can follow Russell on twitter at russrothsteinit
- Jyoti Bansal
, Founder & CEO, AppDynamics
Jyoti founded AppDynamics in early 2008 with the vision of defining the next-generation of application performance management (APM) solutions for distributed applications running in cloud, virtual, and physical environments. Before founding AppDynamics, Jyoti led the design and architecture for several products at Wily Technology. Wily was the pioneer and leader in the Java performance diagnostics space, and was acquired by Computer Associates for $375 million. Before Wily, Jyoti worked in senior engineering roles at Datasweep (acquired by Rockwell Automation) and netLens (acquired by Microsoft through FAST/Nextpage), where he built distributed application architectures for enterprise search and data mining. Jyoti received his BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is the lead inventor on 14 US patent applications in the field of distributed applications management.
- Sundar Raghavan
, CMO, Skytap
Sundar Raghavan is the chief product and marketing officer for Skytap and he is responsible for overall product direction, marketing strategy and execution. He is an industry veteran with a successful 18 year career in product and marketing roles at Google, Ariba, Arbor Software (now part of Oracle), and Microstrategy.
Prior to joining Skytap, Sundar was a senior member of the Google Enterprise team responsible for marketing the Postini product line. As vice president of solutions marketing at Postini, he enabled the company's rapid growth and eventual acquisition by Google. Prior to Postini, Sundar served as the vice president of solutions marketing at Ariba. In that role, he launched Ariba's SaaS roadmap and enabled Ariba's transformation to become the spend management market leader. Sundar joined Ariba through their first acquisition, TradingDynamics, where he leads the product team that created the most successful business-to-business auction platform. Prior to that, he held progressively responsible product roles at Arbor and MicroStrategy.
Sundar holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science and a MS degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Northeastern University.
- Steve Shah
, Sr. Director of Product Management, NetScaler and Cloud Product Group, Citrix
Steve Shah is part of the marketing team in the NetScaler and Cloud Product group where he drives product direction and go-to-market strategy. Before returning to Citrix, Steve Shah was the principal of RisingEdge Consutling, a boutique consulting firm that specialized in strategic marketing for datacenter infrastructure products and cloud computing. Some of Steve's customers include Citrix Systems, Coradiant, Silver Peak, and Amadeus Capital. Prior to his return to consulting, Steve Shah was the VP of Product Strategy and Co-founder of Asyncast which built a NLP engine for use in new media and telephony applications. Steve uses his experience of being the customer, engineer, and marketeer to identify new market opportunities and drive technology in new directions as a result. He gained his expertise by holding various product management, engineering, and system administrator roles at Citrix Systems, NetScaler, Array Networks, and Alteon Web Systems.
- Alexei Rodriguez
, Senior Director of Operations and IT, Proofpoint
Alexei Rodriguez, Senior Director of Operations and IT for Proofpoint, has more than 15 years of experience maintaining and operating large, complex hosting environments. He is responsible for designing and building Proofpoint’s cloud infrastructure on which the company’s SaaS enterprise email security, data loss prevention and encryption services are deployed. Alexei began in telecommunications with MindSpring and Cox Interactive, and moved to the groundbreaking hosted operations center at Loudcloud/Opsware as director of network computing. He has additional experience in systems architecture and engineering, and served as director of capacity planning at Earthlink. Alexei joined Ning as VP of operations in 2005 before moving to Proofpoint.
- David Link
, President and Chief Executive Officer, ScienceLogic
David is the president and CEO of ScienceLogic, Inc., a provider of IT operations and cloud monitoring solutions. He founded and built ScienceLogic by identifying large emerging markets, gaining intimate knowledge of customer IT problems, challenging conventional wisdom and bringing targeted, innovative products to market. At ScienceLogic, his market knowledge and customer focus has led the EM7 IT Management System to dramatically exceed the needs and expectations of clients. Prior to founding ScienceLogic in 2003, Link was senior vice president and a corporate officer at Interliant, Inc., where he led the establishment of Interliant's strong presence in the ASP/MSP market. He previously held senior management positions within IBM's Software Division leading the development of Internet commerce products. Link also spent nine years in IT solutions with CompuServe, building innovative global online communication solutions while establishing the market for business and consumer online services.
- Vik Chaudhary
, VP of Product Management and Corporate Development, Keynote Systems
Vik Chaudhary serves as VP of product management and corporate development at Keynote Systems, a public technology company in Silicon Valley. He is responsible for leading Keynote's product management team and has extended the company into new markets via 15 acquisitions. He has spent over 20 years in chief executive, marketing and engineering positions in Silicon Valley, previously having served as VP Marketing and Corporate Development at Keynote, CEO of a cloud startup Bizmetric, and has held leadership roles at public software companies Gupta Technologies and Oracle Corporation. Mr. Chaudhary is a frequent speaker at industry events on Internet software, cloud computing, and business development, and has been featured in the New York Times and on the ABC News Nightline program. Mr. Chaudhary holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Donald Foss
, Director of Global Testing Services, Keynote Systems
Donald Foss has 15 years of Operations experience and 10 years of Performance Testing experience. He designed the original load testing cluster management system for Velogic, a start-up company acquired by Keynote Systems in 2000. At Keynote, Donald manages the consulting team responsible for delivering Keynote Global Testing Services, which does load-testing and performance tuning work for companies with heavily trafficked Web sites. Earlier he was a Network Engineer at Wyeth Labs, supporting a multitude of server and networking platforms, and a Senior Systems Analyst with Allergan. He holds the RHCE certification, and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Phoenix.
- Hooman Beheshti
, VP of Products, Strangeloop Networks
With over 15 years of experience working in the networking technology realm, Hooman's experience ranges from defining and driving the development for load balancing, web acceleration, and application delivery products, to leading the technical evangelism initiatives behind them. He previously served as the VP of Technology for Crescendo Networks and the CTO for Radware Inc., where his insights and technical expertise helped bring innovative, award-winning networking products to market. A pioneer in the application acceleration space, he helped design one of the original load balancers while at Radware. Hooman holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California Irvine.
- Steve Riley
, Technical Leader in the Office of the CTO, Riverbed
Steve Riley is Technical Leader in the Office of the CTO at Riverbed Technology, an innovator in wide-area networking and storage optimization. Steve actively works to raise awareness of the technical and business benefits Riverbed's solutions, particularly as they relate to accelerating the enterprise adoption of cloud computing. His specialties include information security, compliance, privacy, and policy. Steve has spoken at hundreds of events around the world, including RSA, SANS, Black Hat Windows, InfoSec US, (ISC)2, SIIA, IANS, TechEd, Connections, Cloud Expo, and Interop. He co-authored a book about Windows network security, contributed a chapter to a book on auditing cloud computing, has published numerous articles, and conducted technical reviews of several data networking and telecommunications books. Born with an Ethernet cable attached to his belly button, Steve grew up in networking and telecommunications. Besides lurking in the Internet's dark alleys and secret passages, he enjoys freely sharing his opinions about the intersection of technology and culture. Contact him at email@example.com, on Skype as stvrly, and join the conversation at http://stvrly.tumblr.com.
- Geoff Kreiling
, Manager - Product Development, Masergy Communications Inc
Geoff Kreiling is a product manager for MASERGY and is responsible for the company's cloud strategy, transport products and managed services portfolio. With more than 14 years in the IT and telecommunications industry in product management, sales, sales engineering and marketing, Kreiling is an advocate for cloud adoption in the enterprise.
- Patrick Lightbody
, Director of Product Management, Webmetrics, Neustar
Patrick joined Neustar Webmetrics as the Director of Product Management after his startup, BrowserMob, was acquired in July 2010. BrowserMob provides low-cost, self-service, cloud-based products that help monitoring and test the performance of modern web sites.
Patrick is an avid open source contributor, having founded OpenQA, developed Selenium Remote Control, and co-created Struts 2. Prior to founding BrowserMob, he was the senior Product Manager at Gomez, running the QA Solutions product group. Before that, he founded HostedQA, an automated web-testing platform acquired by Gomez in 2007. Patrick has held management and software engineering positions with Jive Software, Spoke Software, and Cisco Systems.
- Imad Mouline
, CTO, Gomez
Imad Mouline has served as Chief Technology Officer since January 2006. From 2001 to October 2005, he was Chief Technology Officer of S1 Corporation, a provider of software for the automation of financial transaction processing. He was Director of Engineering of Interleaf, Inc., a provider of software tools for e-content management, from 1993 until its acquisition by Broadvision, Inc. in 2000, after which he served as Director of Engineering for the Office of the Chief Technology Officer for BroadVision, Inc., a provider of self-service applications, until 2001. Mr. Mouline holds a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Todd Paoletti
, Product Line Director, Akamai
Todd Paoletti is the Product Line Director for Akamai's Application Performance Solutions product line, an evolving line of Enterprise and Cloud application performance, optimization and security services for delivery over the Internet. Todd is responsible for product strategy and business execution, as well as technology alliances and partnerships in Cloud Computing and Enterprise application and optimization services. Prior to joining Akamai, Todd was Sr. Director of Online Channel Solutions at Actuate Corporation, specializing in information presentation and interface application development for consumer facing and business to business online channels. Additionally, Todd has held a variety of senior marketing, product management and business development roles at leading enterprise software and consumer technologies companies.
Panelist - Ken Gardner, Founder and Executive Chairman, SOASTA
Audience Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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- Understand different storage options in the AWS cloud
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Moving Your Apps Phase
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- Learn Hybrid migration strategy
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Leveraging the Cloud Phase (Re-architecting for elasticity)
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Optimization and Management Phase
- Optimize usage based on demand
- Improve efficiency of your apps
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- Optimize your application architecture and DB
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- Jinesh Varia
, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
As a Technology Evangelist at Amazon, Jinesh Varia helps businesses take advantage of disruptive technologies like Cloud Computing that are changing the way businesses compete in the new web world. Jinesh has spoken at more than 100 conferences and User Groups and conducted workshops around the world. He is focused on furthering awareness of web services and often helps developers and architects in Start-ups, Enterprises and Universities leverage Amazon’s innovative services. Jinesh has over 11 years experience in XML and Web services and has worked with standards-based working groups in XBRL. Prior to joining Amazon as an evangelist, he held several positions in UBmatrix including Solutions Architect, Enterprise Team Lead and Software engineer, working on various financial services projects including Call Modernization Project at FDIC. He was also lead developer at Penn State Data Center, Institute of Regional Affairs. Jinesh’s publications have been published in ACM and IEEE. Jinesh is originally from India and holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Penn State University.