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Thursday, May 21 • 9:00am - 9:40am
Large Scale Production Infrastructure

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Operations teams have the mantra to "Stay out of the way of the business". Their success has historically been grounded in maximizing availability, minimizing cost, and accelerating the business value of infrastructure through automation and self-service. For well-established operations teams, open-source initiatives can change the balance that they have come to depend on through their predominately close-source choices that brought them this far. This panel is represented by operations-minded experts who respect the priorities of stability and supportability of large scale production infrastructures. We welcome you to listen to their perspectives on:

  • How do you have a throat to choke in an open-source deployment?

  • Common obstacles and frustrations in making the transition from closed to open-source.

  • Are frequent upgrades to open-source IaaS and OS platforms a threat to production uptime and availability?

  • Who's responsible for availability? Proper metrics and measurement techniques.

The strategies and tactics shared by this experienced panel will provide valuable guidance as your priorities shift toward greater dependence on open-source technologies.

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Jeff Dickey

Chief Innovation Officer, Redapt, Redapt
As Chief Innovation Officer, Jeff oversees Cloud Strategy & Architecture at Redapt, he works with IT executives across the country as they solve current and future business problems with solutions that will stand the test of time. Jeff has worked in IT and Operations management consulting for over 15 years, helping companies across all verticals save millions by investing in technology and IT practices that that will meet the needs of both... Read More →

Sheng Liang

Co-Founder, CEO of Rancher
Sheng is a co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs.  Prior to starting Rancher, Sheng was CTO of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix Systems after their acquisition of Cloud.com, where he was co-founder and CEO.  Sheng has more than 15 years of experience building innovative technology.  He was a co-founder at Teros, which was acquired by Citrix in 2005 and led large engineering teams at SEVEN Networks, and Openwave Systems.  Sheng started his... Read More →

Dan Spurling

VP - Tech Services, Getty Images
Proven executive with over 16 years of experience leading technology groups and cultivating world-class performance with an enterprise outlook. Extensive track record building and developing teams of high-talent leaders and high-output individuals located both on and off-shore. Holds an MBA from the University of Washington.
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Sebastian Stadil

Founder, Scalr, Scalr
Sebastian Stadil has been a Cloud developer since 2004, starting with web services for e-commerce and then for computational resources. He founded the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group, a user group of over 8000 members that meets monthly to present the latest developments in the industry. | As if that weren't enough, Sebastian founded Scalr, an end-to-end solution to manage application infrastructure deployed across private and public cloud... Read More →
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Mark Williams

CTO, Redapt
Possessing a deep technical knowledge in the public and private cloud space, Mark is responsible for optimizing Redapt's private and hybrid cloud solutions as Chief Technology Officer. Mark continually balances the ecosystem of technology, products, services, and automation with customer requirements for scale, reliability, and performance. | |   | Prior to joining Redapt, Mark was VP of Cloud Infrastructure Services and the first operations... Read More →

Thursday May 21, 2015 9:00am - 9:40am
Room 211

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