GigaSpaces - Getting Ready For The Cloud
by gigaspaces on Dec 17, 2008
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Mr Nati Shalom, Founder and CTO of GigaSpaces ...
Mr Nati Shalom, Founder and CTO of GigaSpaces
Nati is responsible for defining the technology roadmap and the direction of GigaSpaces products as they relate to standards adaptations, architecture, and product design.
He has more than 10 years of experience with distributed technology and architecture namely CORBA, Jini, J2EE, Grid and SOA. He has been working for the past ten years with some of the leading Israeli companies, such as ECI, Comverse, BMC, Elisra, Rafael, and Amdocs. He has led the development of the first Reverse BID exchange in the Israeli Yellow Pages. He previously worked with IONA, and was responsible for the penetration of their products and technology, to most of the leading ISV's in Israel.
As the Head of the Israeli Grid consortium, Mr. Shalom is recognized as a software visionary and industry leader, he is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and is actively involved in evangelizing Space Based Architecture, Data Grid patterns, and Cloud Computing.
Topic - Getting Ready for the Cloud – Technology
In this session Nati will describe what is the latest developments in the industry on cloud computing, and where he feels this will be going. He will also share his experience on how to design and deploy enterprise applications in a cloud/grid computing platform, what to take into account while developing or deploying applications on the cloud, and demonstrate how to transition applications to run on the Cloud without needing to completely re-architect them. Standard Application Servers as we've known them only partially address enterprises' needs for scalability. As a result, a new class of application servers has emerged, focused on massive scalability. In this session, we will explore some of the common characteristics of these servers while looking at how to migrate an existing Java EE web app to a scale-out application server, relatively seamlessly.
Included is a 10-minute demo on turning an existing tier-based application into a tierless scaled out application running on the Amazon EC2 Cloud. In this live demo session, we will also use the cloud-based environment to demonstrate how you can add dynamic scaling, self healing and improved performance with almost no changes to your code.
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