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Cloud Computing Expo - Deploying Into the Clouds: Concepts, Benefits and Experiences

RightScale's CTO Thorsten von Eicken to Present at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo, Nov. 19-21, in San Jose, CA

Cloud Computing offers significant benefits over traditional solutions for deploying production systems as well as for conducting development and testing activities. This session will distill the unique characteristics of clouds and describe how to best think about deployments in the clouds. Case studies and real experiences from Thorsten von Eicken’s two years of cloud computing experience will illustrate the pros and cons of today's cloud offerings. His technical discussion will cover:

  • Layers of cloud computing
  • Cost breakdown versus traditional solutions
  • IT management and development, testing benefits/examples
  • Extreme, fast scalability at low cost – case study

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Speaker Bio: Dr. Thorsten von Eicken is CTO of RightScale. Before joining RightScale Inc., he was Chief Architect at Expertcity.com and Citrix Online, makers of GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToAssist. He was responsible for the overall architecture of these online services and also managed the 24/7 datacenter operations where he acquired a deep knowledge in deploying and running secure scalable online services.

Thorsten received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and was a professor of computer science at Cornell University.

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