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Scaling and Managing Applications in the Cloud

Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.)
Cloud Computing
Location: Room 207 A
Presentation: external link

What do government agencies and state governments need to know about scaling? If they’re going to move into the cloud, the lessons learned from Amazon.com’s cloud computing will be crucial to keep in mind. IT managers looking for real-world experience in ensuring uptime in scaling applications critical to operations will be hard-pressed to find a more useful perspective than that of Jessie Robbins.

How did Amazon.com’s elastic computing cloud come to be? Where were the pain points in scaling storage, application hosting and processing power? What questions should IT managers be asking as they consider cloud services? How can automation and other tools help IT staff to manage high-demand applications? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this session from the “Master of Disaster.”

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Jesse Robbins

OnBeep, Inc.

Jesse Robbins is a technology founder & innovator with a unique background as a firefighter and emergency manager. Robbins is widely recognized for transforming the way companies like Facebook & Yahoo manage complex internet systems, and for his work helping governments and humanitarian organizations embrace new technologies.

He is now Founder & CEO of OnBeep, a stealthy wearable hardware startup which will launch later this year.

Prior to OnBeep, Robbins founded Chef which makes software used by companies like Facebook, Google, and Yahoo to automates servers & infrastructure. He also founded the Velocity Conference and is credited as helping to start the DevOps movement.

Before founding Chef, Robbins served as Amazon’s “Master of Disaster” where he was responsible for website availability.

Robbins is a volunteer Firefighter/EMT and Emergency Manager, and led a task force deployed in Operation Hurricane Katrina. His experiences in the fire service profoundly influence his efforts in technology, and he strives to distill his knowledge from these two worlds and apply it in service of both.

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