Architecting in the Cloud & Hadoop as A Service – GoGrid CEO Panels – CloudCon Expo 2012

October 1st, 2012 by - 5,922 views

This week, despite the unseasonably hot and sunny weather in San Francisco, there are plenty of clouds, specifically at the 2012 CloudCon Expo & Conference. CloudCon is billed as the “platform to learn, collaborate & network. Find out why Cloud Computing is necessary for your enterprise and what businesses and financial implications will it have on your day-to-day operations.” Register here.


For those looking to learn more about Cloud Computing, this conference is tailored for you. Learn how to leverage the various cloud models available and how to outsource SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). GoGrid is a pure-play cloud infrastructure provider. We have a variety of cloud infrastructure solutions available for large and small businesses alike including:


GoGrid CEO in 2 CloudCon Panels

GoGrid CEO and Founder, John Keagy, is on two panels at CloudCon, specifically:

Cloud Architectural Considerations

This session discusses the evolution of cloud computing by nature of consumer oriented systems and computing fabrics. Learn common cloud offerings of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS and some architectural considerations for designing solutions given this new computing paradigm. Systems Thinking, Graph Theory, Complex Adaptive Systems, and Philosophy all come together in describing the system architecture nature of the cloud.

Date: Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Ballroom West – Grand Hyatt San Francisco on Union Square
Moderator & Panelists: Kunal Bhasin (CTO & CIO, iCiX), John Keagy (CEO & Founder, GoGrid), Arrian Mehis (Enterprise Architect, Rackspace), Steve Tuck (SVP Global Sales, Joyent) & Alakh Verma (Director of Product Development, Oracle)

Hadoop as a Service

With the power of the Hadoop technology stack, Fortune 1000 companies are rushing to establish their own Big Data presence. Part of this requires moving the Hadoop applications to the data, given the complexities associated with data governance as well as data volume. This is opening up opportunities for Top-tier datacenter providers to begin supporting Big Data as a Service or Hadoop as a Service.

Date: Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012
Time: 11:00am – 11:30am
Location: Ballroom West – Grand Hyatt San Francisco on Union Square
Moderator & Panelists: Jim Kaskade (CEO, Infochimps), Josh Crowe (Sr. VP Product Development, Internap), John Keagy (CEO & Founder, GoGrid) & Mark Thiele (Exec VP Data Center Tech, Switch)

We hope to see you at CloudCon Expo & Conference. You can still register here.

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan, formerly the Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, is a recognized technology, social media, and cloud computing pundit and blogger who writes regularly about technology news and trends.

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