Mr Patrick Ng, CTO of Rednano Pte Ltd
Patrick Ng has worked in the IT industry for over 13 years. He has a solid background in IT implementation and delivery, ranging from technical infrastructure, web technologies and security to middleware, outsourced solutioning and consultancy.
As CTO, Patrick is responsible for putting in place robust and scalable technical solutions for SPH Search. Leading a team of in-house technical staff and collaborating with reliable outsourced vendors, he ensures that SPH Search's suite of product offerings is delivered on time and that the technical solutions in place perform optimally.
Prior to joining SPH Search, Patrick was an IT Architect at the online travel portal ZUJI, providing infrastructure and application support to its operations. Earlier in his career, he held various consulting roles at Cap Gemini and Vanda Technologies.
Topic - The 24X7 nature of an online business demands an application framework that can provide:
• a constant predictable uptime
• a constant predictable performance
• switch applications on / off across a cluster of load-balanced servers, thereby easing deployment
• scale linearly with the business needs quickly
• sync data content across multiple servers instantaneously
The current n-tier infrastructure framework put in place in a lot of data centers has provided scalability, failover, clustering only at the machine level. This is not sufficient at the application level which demands failover at objects level. Preservation and synchronization of sessions' content across servers becomes important. This is exactly what Cloud Computing is good at achieving.