Colin Humphreys, TweetCTO at Carrenza
Biography: Colin HumphreysColin Humphreys is Director of Technology at Carrenza. He has spent the last twelve years sitting on the fence between development and operations, delivering solutions for eBay, Volkswagen, Paypal, Cineworld, and others. Colin and the team at Carrenza won a UK IT Industry Award in 2009 with Comic Relief, and were medallists in 2010 with Tribal DDB. He is passionate about “Infrastructure as Code”, “Continuous Delivery”, “Devops”, “PaaS”, “Agile Testing”, and various other buzzwords." at http://blog.hatofmonkeys.com/
Presentation: TweetLessons Learned in Deploying PaaS
If you’ve tried deploying your custom applications to “the cloud”, you’ve probably realized that you need more than just virtualized infrastructure to deploy and run your applications successfully. That’s why Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) with public services like Heroku, EngineYard and DotCloud have gained popularity. But how do you get the benefits of a PaaS that is secure, private, and customizable if your company doesn’t permit you to use a public PaaS? Hear about the lessons Carrenza learned when they deployed a private PaaS using Stackato (based on Cloud Foundry) in a VMware environment for their clients. Colin will share how they made reproducable custom environments using an installation and customization framework (Chef/Puppet) on top of Stackato; how they linked their continuous integration (CI) system to Stackato, used a consistent deployment interface to reduce risk, and URL-mappings for easy blue-green deployments. Hear how Carrenza manages the scalability of their private PaaS operationally and uses logging and monitoring to ensure applications are meeting up-time guarantees.
Presentation: TweetPaaS - present and future (panel)
This panel brings together both users and providers of public and private PaaS solutions for a wide range of programming language ecosystems. The panel will explore the state of PaaS today. The panelists will describe their experiences developing and consuming PaaS offerings. You will learn about the benefits and drawbacks of PaaS and where the technology is heading.
This tutorial aims to introduce CloudFoundry in a very practical way. It is broken down as follows:
• Introduction to CloudFoundry
• Tooling: VMC and STS
• Working with Micro CloudFoundry to build Private Clouds
• The CloudFoundry Development lifecycle
• Writing CloudFoundry enabled apps with Spring, Lift, and Node.js
• Creating and managing services: MySql, MongoDB, Redis, etc..
• Scaling, Autoscaling and Clustering your Cloud
• Management and Monitoring of Cloud Foundry and Hosted Applications
This tutorial is perfect for people who want to get their hands dirty building their own Private Clouds and how to build and scale a Production-Strength Cloud Foundry environment. Full of war stories from the trenches, and given by contributors to the Cloud Foundry project, this tutorial is a no-holds-barred, in-depth take on Cloud Foundry and how to make the most of it for your own applications.