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Cloud Foundry, the Open Platform as a Service


Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Cloud Foundry, the Open Platform as a Service

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This talk will provide an overview of the PaaS (Platform as a Service) landscape, and will describe the Cloud Foundry  open source PaaS, with its multi-framework, multi-service, multi-cloud model.


CloudFoundry.com, the version of Cloud Foundry hosted by VMWare, allows developers to provision apps in Java/Spring, Ruby/Rails, Ruby/Sinatra, Javascript/Node, and leverage services like MySQL, MongoDB, Reddis, Postgres and RabbitMQ.

But other Cloud providers such as AppFog and Tier3 have extended Cloud Foundry to let developers deploy applications using other language and frameworks like PHP, Python and .NET.

It can be used as a public PaaS on CloudFoundry.com and other service providers (ActiveState, AppFog), to create your own private cloud, or on your laptop using the Micro Cloud Foundry VM.

Cloud Foundry BOSH is an open source tool chain for release engineering, deployment and lifecycle management of large scale distributed services. 

BOSH is the system VMware is using to manage CloudFoundry.com, the Cloud Foundry based service operated by VMware, on several thousand VMs, with 40+ unique node types, 75+ unique software packages, 2x/week updates and 24x7x365 non-stop operation.

BOSH is infrastructure independent, and can be used to deploy Cloud Foundry on top of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) products such as VMware vSphere, Amazon Web Services, or OpenStack.


I will describe the Cloud Foundry architecture, talk about how to use Cloud Foundry BOSH to deploy Cloud Foundry by yourself, and talk about the open source development process for Cloud Foundry.


I will also discuss opportunities and risks for developers to move their apps to the Cloud, new skills to learn, and old habits to forget.


In this talk you should learn how to use Cloud Foundry to get more agile and boost your development productivity:

* Learn how to deploy your applications on both the public and micro Cloud Foundry

* Spring, Java, Ruby, Node.js, Python, PHP and other Cloud application development tips

* MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Postgres, and RabbitMQ: Learn how to use these services on Cloud Foundry

* Build your in-house Platform-as-a-Service using open-source Cloud Foundry


About the speaker


Patrick Chanezon joined VMware in 2011, to create the developer relationsPatrick Chanezon  team, and make VMware the first choice of developers moving their apps to the cloud. Previously, he worked at Google where he managed the Cloud and Tools Developer Relations team, Sun Microsystems where he worked as a software architect on the Sun Portal Server, AOL and Netscape where he managed the MyNetscape Portal, and Accenture where he was a Lotus Notes guru. He has also been a Developer Advocate, building and growing developer ecosystems for HTML5, OpenSocial, Google Checkout and the AdWords API, and he co-created the ROME open source project and the OSSGTP group in France. Patrick received a M.S. in computer science from Ecole Centrale de Lyon.


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2050 Bleury Street
2nd floor, Suite 201
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2J5

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

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