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Chris Read, Principal Consultant and Infrastructure Specialist

 Chris  Read

Chris Read is a Principal Consultant and Infrastructure Specialist at ThoughtWorks Inc., where he helps clients design and impliment their production infrastructure, and make the process of deploying their software as painless as possible. He is one of the creators of Buildix: an integrated development environment that helps projects get started quickly.

Before joining ThoughtWorks Chris has worked as a System Administrator, Network Administrator and a Developer. Specializing in Unix environments, he uses his experience from both sides of the wall to help administrators and developers realize they're both playing for the same team.

Presentation: "Introduction: Dev and Ops: A single team"

Time: Wednesday 10:20 - 10:30

Location: Henry Moore Room

Presentation: "The Cloud Silver Bullet: Which calibre is right for me?"

Time: Thursday 10:30 - 11:30

Location: Westminster Suite

There is a lot of buzz, confusion and FUD around the subject of clouds these days. Each of the vendors is trying to tell you why their solution is best. Architects and others who don't understand it cry "Beware the Vendor Lock In!". CEO's are saying strange things like "We must move to the cloud so we can reduce our capex.". In this talk you'll learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the various cloud types and understand what questions to ask when deciding which one of them, if any, is right for the problem you're trying to solve.

Keywords: FUD Busting, Infrastructure

Target audience
: Anyone who is confused by what the real difference is between the various cloud types or is curious about how "the cloud" can help them.