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Application Design and Architecture Track

Most failed cloud computing projects can be traced back to bad or missing architecture and design practices. Architecture and design comes in two core patterns: The first pattern covers those that integrate the use of cloud computing services (either PaaS, IaaS, or SaaS) with existing enterprise IT systems which extends those systems to the platforms of the clouds. The second covers those patterns that actually build private, community, or public clouds services for use within a single enterprise, a community of users, or, perhaps become public cloud computing providers themselves.

So, what are the proper ways to design, build, and leverage cloud computing systems? What are the steps to success? What are the emerging best practices?

In this track we'll cover a range of topics relating to the right and wrong ways to leverage, design, and build cloud-based systems and infrastructure. This includes how to build clouds to meet the needs of those who will consume those services, and those who will extend existing enterprise IT resources to the clouds. Either path requires mad cloud computing architecture and design skills. Attending these sessions is a great way to get started.


Track Chair

David Linthicum

David Linthicum

Cloud Computing Expert, Author, and Consultant

As CTO of BML, David Linthicum focuses on emerging technology spaces and the industry's move toward cloud computing. Linthicum is a widely recognized technology thought leader who has appeared in InfoWorld, Intelligent Enterprise, and, covering SOA and enterprise computing topics. He is a regular columnist in Government Computer News, Cloud Computing Journal, SOA Journal and Align Journal, and is the editor of Virtualization Journal. In addition to daily communications, Linthicum is the author of 13 books on computing.
Wednesday, April 3
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
  Full Contact Cloud Architecture and Design - Location: Grand Ballroom D

Thursday, April 4
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Friday, April 5
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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