Cloud Computing Workshops 2013

Course #101 "Introduction to Cloud Computing for Professionals" (agenda)

Dave Nielsen, founder of CloudCamp, will explain what Cloud Computing is and why it is so different from traditional computing. If you want to fully understand the fundamentals of this emerging technology, this workshop is for you. Not only will you learn the difference between IaaS, Legacy PaaS & Native PaaS, but the pros and cons of each, and when to use one versus the other. (register)

Course #201 "Migrate your Existing Apps" (agenda)

Business leaders are asking IT to provide an environment that responds quickly to business needs. Public Clouds have demonstrated their value; now Private Clouds are beginning to emerge. Join us for a workshop where experts from the field will share their experience and help you assess the risks and benefits of moving your application to public or private clouds.

To participate in this workshop, you will be asked to propose an application (real or hypothetical) that you want to run in the cloud. Your proposed application will be given a quick review based on previous assessments. We will use the proposals to help us determine the examples used in the workshop. At the end of the workshop you will receive a personalized assessment by one of the facilitators. (Not Currently Scheduled)

Course #202 "Build Cloud-native Apps" (agenda)

Cloud Computing and PaaS - Learn from the Experts Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) represents a subtle, yet significant shift in the transition from traditional web appdev/hosting technology to cloud-native appdev/hosting technology. As the last piece of the Cloud Computing pyramid to evolve there are several definitions of the term which are confusing, both to customers and the market as a whole. Furthermore, different programming models are evolving to address divergent customers needs. One of these needs is the ability to run legacy apps & code in a new Infrastructure-as-a-Service environment. There are many enterprise customers with this need. Another need is to take advantage of new Cloud Computing features to rapidly develop brand new apps that scale without the burden of supporting legacy application code. Both are rapidly evolving programming models, and together, they represent the future of programming in the Cloud.

Dave Nielsen, founder of CloudCamp, and chair of the PaaS Working Group has helped clarify the definition of these two PaaS models using his experience running over 100 discussion groups and conducting vendor and customer interviews. If you want to understand this emerging technology this workshop is for you. Not only will you learn the difference between IaaS, Legacy PaaS & Native PaaS, but the pros and cons of each, and when to use one versus the other. (Not Currently Scheduled)