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Adrian Cockcroft is the director of architecture for the Cloud Systems team at Netflix. He is focused on availability, Adrian Cockcroftresilience,performance, and measurement of the Netflix cloud platform, and has presented at many conferences, including the Cassandra Summit, QCon/GOTO, Cloud Connect, Velocity, Gluecon and Structure.Adrian is also well known as the author of several books while a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems: Sun Performance and Tuning; Resource Management; and Capacity Planning for Web Services. From 2004-2007 he was a founding member of eBay Research Labs. He graduated with a BSc in Applied Physics from The City University, London.

Here is an inside peek at his session at Cloud Connect – Netflix and Amazon Web Services Case Study: Strategy and Economics of the Cloud

  • Perhaps the best well known case study for cloud use is Netflix’ use of Amazon for transcoding and streaming. Jinesh Varia, Amazon’s leading expert in Cloud Economics will review cloud cost justification approaches and financial models. Adrian Cockcroft will delve into Netflix’ rationale for using AWS.

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Kristi Ibello

What do names like VMware, Oracle, Cisco, and IBM all have in common? They are participating in Cloud Connect Silicon Valley 2013. The Conference and Expo program is filling up with leading industry players making Cloud Connect Silicon Valley the must attend cloud event for 2013!

Industry heavy hitters SoftLayer, Red Hat, VMware, Oracle, Rackspace and Citrix will be taking center stage at this year’s Conference and Expo. With all the news recently surrounding these key players the Expo will be nothing short of exciting. Issues including hybrid cloud management, security, and open cloud will be pushed front and center.

The Cloud Connect Conference also boasts some notable sessions including speakers from Netflix, Amazon Web Services, and Citrix to name a few. Here’s our list of the top 5 must attend sessions:

1. Netflix and Amazon Web Services Case Study: Strategy and Economics of the Cloud

  • Jinesh Varia, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
  • Adrian Cockcroft, Director, Architecture, Netflix

2. Delivering Enterprise Applications and User Access in the Cloud

  • Lori MacVittie, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, F5 Networks

3. Managing Data in the Mobile Cloud

  • Jesse Lipson, VP of Data Sharing, Citix

4. Juicing the Cloud: Getting the Most Out of Your Application

  • Wayne Walls, Developer Advocate, Rackspace

5. Softening the Network: Virtualization, the Final Frontier

  • Steve Riley, Technical Leader, Riverbed Technology

That is just a snapshot of the topics and speakers that will be covered. Preview the full Conference lineup here. Early Bird registration ends in two weeks, register now and save yourself $500 on Conference Passes.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

 

 
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