The tools and technologies used to power the modern data center are evolving at a pace faster than most companies can keep up. Aging web services built on LAMP, WAMP, or ASP cannot readily take advantage of the latest in scalable web platforms and technologies. In this presentation, we will discuss what factors must be considered in order for your aging web service to take advantage of technologies such as Apache Mesos, Marathon, Docker, Apache Kafka, and more.
This talk is intended for software developers, operations, and IT managers who are looking to modernize existing privately-hosted web applications. We will look at the transformation of the data center from a high-level perspective, examining before and after topology examples using Key Performance Indicators and Key Performance Metrics to show how levering modern design principles can both improve application performance and reduce operational costs. Next we will look at some example applications and show what needs to be done from both the software development and infrastructure perspectives to successfully accomplish the transformation.