Designing for failure

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You can count on one of three things failing: hardware, software, or people. One of the most important considerations when moving applications into the public cloud is how to plan for - and mitigate - these failures. Certainly there are best practices in building any application that help you to handle failures, but what are the practices when your applications run in the public cloud?

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  • 4/21 – EBS volumes in a single AZ within US East Region; cascaded; caused by network configuration change2/29 – leap year bug6/14 – Power outage in the Northern Virginia data center6/29 – Severe storm7/26 – western Europe, safety valve to prevent cascading issues not set properly
  • 4/21 – EBS volumes in a single AZ within US East Region; cascaded; caused by network configuration change2/29 – leap year bug6/14 – Power outage in the Northern Virginia data center6/29 – Severe storm7/26 – western Europe, safety valve to prevent cascading issues not set properly
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    1. 1. http://www.wadewegner.comhttp://twitter.com/WadeWegner
    2. 2. Monday, August 13 | 7pm – 12am | Mess HallJoin fellow geeks at hack night and show-off your creativity and summercamp spirit. Form a team or work individually. You’ll have approximately4 hours to build an app and develop your pitch. Judges are looking forsome working code and the sprout of cool idea.You bring: your laptop (Mac or PC), mobile devices to test withWe bring: power, internet, food/drink, music and technical expertsEntry categories:• Best use of Windows Azure• Best use of Twilio• Best summer camp or Wisconsin theme Keep it Legit. Generating ideas ahead of hack night is encouraged,All participants will have the chance to earn cool swag, and winning teams but please wait to createcan choose from a JAMBOX or Sphero. Prizes will be awarded at environments and code so everyonemidnight. has an equal starting point.
    3. 3. The real value of attending a conference is making the one-on-one connections andhaving focused discussions about your business and technology challenges. Visit theMicrosoft and Aditi tables in between sessions on Monday & Tuesday, talk to aWindows Azure expert and get a free drink ticket ($5.50 value) for the eveningactivities.Monday 10:00 – Economics of doing business in the cloud Jeff NuckollsAug 13 11:30am Aditi Getting started with Windows Azure development Michael Collier Microsoft MVP Understanding Windows Azure Storage Brian Prince Microsoft 1:00 – Is the cloud a fit for my project or business? Brian Hanna 3:00pm Aditi Understanding Web and Worker Roles in Windows Azure Brian Prince Microsoft Demystifying Windows Azure Service Bus Rick Garibay Microsoft MVP 3:30 – Planning for failure in the cloud Wade Wegner 5:50pm AditiTuesday 10:00 – Supporting the Windows Azure application – diagnostics and Michael CollierAug 14 11:30am monitoring Microsoft MVP 1:00 – Preparing your organization for cloud adoption Jeff Nuckolls 3:00pm Aditi
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