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Thursday, November 7 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Panel on Application Portability

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It's a multi-cloud world and your code needs to run somewhere. However, the cloud you choose today may not be the cloud you need tomorrow. Changes in reliability, performance, cost, and privacy may drive you to research alternative public clouds, a private cloud, or a hybrid of the two. Considering application portability upfront can be crucial in avoiding lock-in. The tools you use to interact with the cloud will play a large part in how portable your application is between clouds.

This panel will discuss the different approaches to application portability, e.g. API compatibility, multi-cloud SDKs, image portability, application architecture portability, etc. Is application portability a myth or reality? What are the pros and cons?

Bring your questions to be answered by our panel of experts.

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Everett Toews

Developer Advocate, Rackspace
Everett Toews is a Docker Captain and a Developer Advocate at Rackspace making the cloud easy to use for developers and operators. Sometimes dev, sometimes ops, and sometimes advocate. He's interested in composing systems using APIs, SDKs, CLIs, and Docker. He likes to teach what he learns along the way.

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Randy Bias

VP Technology, Emerging Technology Division, EMC
His prescient views on the profound disruption caused by cloud computing have made Randy Bias one of the industry’s most influential voices. He is an evangelist who was among the first to articulate the generational transition of IT from the “first platform” (mainframe computing) to the “second platform” (enterprise computing) and then to the “third platform” (cloud computing). He also popularized the... Read More →
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Hunter Nield

Senior Director of Development, Morphlabs, Inc., Morphlabs, Inc.
Hunter Nield heads the Development group at Morphlabs. He oversees a globally distributed team focusing on the development of Morphlabs? software and contributions to the open source community.Hunter?s background is quite diverse, starting his career in Interaction Design for a global media company. After spending a number of years running his own web development consultancy in Australia, he branched out into technology startups in Asia. He... Read More →
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Yaron Parasol

Director of Product Management, GigaSpaces
Yaron is the Director of Product Management at GigaSpaces, managing Cloudify for OpenStack. He has more than seven years of experience in enterprise software product management with special interest in IT management and monitoring, DevOps, cloud computing as well as in-memory and grid computing.
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George Reese

Executive Director, Cloud Computing
George Reese is the author of a number of technology books and a regular speaker on RESTful APIs, cloud computing, Java, and database systems. His most recent books are The REST API Design Handbook and O?Reilly?s Cloud Application Architectures. Professionally, he is the Executive Director of Cloud Computing at Dell after Dell's recent acquisition of Enstratius, a company George co-founded. George has also led a number of Open Source projects... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Expo Breakout Room 1 AsiaWorld-Expo

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