Ahead in the Cloud - The Power of Infrastructure as a Service

Time: June 19, 2009 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: DEC@CIC

Description:

CyLab is pleased to join with CERT in sponsoring a special seminar series commemorating CERT's 20th year of operation!

For this seminar we welcome Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon.com, as our guest speaker at the CyLab/CERT Seminar, on Friday, June 19th at 12 pm Eastern. He will be presenting "Ahead in the Cloud- The Power of Infrastructure as a Service"

Please join us in the INI Distributed Education Center (DEC) on the Lobby level of the CIC building.  Lunch will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

 

Related Links

Talk Abstract:

Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment's notice can be a complicated and expensive task, but it's essential in today's business landscape. This applies to an enterprise trying to cut-costs, a young business unexpectedly saturated with customer demand, or a start-up looking to launch. There are many challenges when building a reliable, flexible architecture that can manage unpredictable behaviors of today's internet business. This presentation will review some of the lessons learned from building one of the world's largest distributed systems; Amazon.com. The focus will be on state management which is one of the dominating factors in the scalability, reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness of the overall system.

 

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Werner Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company's technology vision, which is to continuously enhance the innovation on behalf of Amazon’s customers at a global scale. Prior to joining Amazon, Dr. Vogels worked as a researcher at the Computer Science Department at Cornell University where he was a principal investigator in several research projects that target the scalability and robustness of mission-critical enterprise computing systems. He has held positions of VP of Technology and CTO in companies that handled the transition of academic technology into industry. Dr. Vogels holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles for journals and conferences, most of them on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.