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This post was co-written by Emily Johnson and Bernard Golden

There is no question that AWS is leading the charge in IaaS with high resiliency, and dynamic development options, especially for those developing SaaS applications in the cloud. However, their API-based features can make standardization of management interfaces difficult for cloud vendors, and though it can quickly evolve to its customer’s needs, does not endorse industry standards. Luckily, there are a number of great management solutions out there and AWS continues to be a prudent financial decision.

In Cloud Connect Chicago’s AWS & Eucalyptus track, we’ll show you how to plan for the roadblocks and limitations of AWS. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about how three different companies have created next-generation applications tuned to AWS’s offering, and hear about the common struggles enterprises are facing as they begin cloud resource adoption. The track includes the following sessions:

  • Case Study: Lucidchart’s Migration to VPC Lucidchart migrated its online application to AWS to leverage better scalability. In doing so, it maintained security by using AWS’s Virtual Private Cloud, which layers an additional level of protection over the standard AWS infrastructure offering. Presented by Matthew Barlocker, Chief Architect, Lucid Software Inc
  • Hudl and Pearson Learning Technologies Share their Experiences Scaling in AWS – From Distributed Apps to Online Business – Hudl revolutionized the field of football videos, a large but dissatisfied market relying on scattered individual efforts, by creating a new business based on AWS. Hudl now serves 600 million videos a month and is entirely hosted in AWS. Presented by Brian Kaiser, CTO, Hudl @bwkaiz Pearson reinvigorated the online learning management system market by creating a new offering that supports freemium pricing models and incremental engagement. It uses AWS and its pay-as-you-go pricing to support a new model transforming a laggard market segment. Presented by James Wyatt, Architect, Pearson Learning Technologies

If you want to move beyond the tired “AWS isn’t ready for prime time because real applications needs physical infrastructure,” the AWS track at Cloud Connect Chicago is for you. Additionally, if you want – or are under pressure — to begin using AWS and need an in-depth course on the fundamentals and of AWS, we offer an Amazon Web Services Boot Camp.

Join us October 21-23 at Cloud Connect Chicago as we navigate AWS for your enterprises transformation! Register early to lock in Early Bird Pricing and save up to $500 on Conference Passes.

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