Tutorials and Workshops by Rackspace, Push.IO, Eucalyptus, Red Hat and Other Bring Hands-On Cloud Computing Training to CloudFair Attendees

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A full day of 22 tutorials and workshops hosted by the biggest names in cloud computing will pack the first day of CloudFair 2012, the largest cloud computing conference in the Pacific Northwest. The event takes place April 17-19 at the Sheraton Seattle.

A full day of 22 tutorials and workshops hosted by the biggest names in cloud computing will pack the first day of CloudFair 2012, the largest cloud computing conference in the Pacific Northwest. The event takes place April 17-19 at the Sheraton Seattle.

The tutorials and workshops run from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 17, and a CloudCamp Seattle event will take place from 5:00 until 8:00 featuring instructors such as Larry Carvalho and Krishnan Subramanian.

These hands-on sessions are designed to give participants direct experience wrestling with critical questions about how to choose those parts of their business that are the best candidates for migration to the cloud, then design the best strategies for getting it done. Instructors will help students evaluate risks, consider questions they might not have considered and avoid mistakes made by other enterprises on their road to the cloud.

Joe Pezzillo of Push.IO will lead a session on architecting back-end services to support mobile applications. Many backend systems today both on the public Internet and enterprise intranets were designed and built for the web era. Because mobile infrastructure and data transport issues are unique, this session will explain how to craft backend systems that meet the requirements of modern mobile applications. The session will cover three key areas necessary for deploying and scaling dynamic data driven mobile applications and ends with a case study in which the presenters detail specific steps taken to run server side systems for a major sports application.

Pezzillo is the co-founder of Push.IO, a leading mobile cloud services provider. His background includes building native iPhone applications for a Fortune 100 financial services company. Joe has been programming Cocoa/Obj-C on Mac OS X since 2001, and was a lead researcher at the Apple Electronic Media Lab for the three years of its existence in the mid-90s. He has participated in a variety of internet and software startups over the past 15 years.

Another session will be led by Paul Weiss, Sr. of Eucalyptus Systems. His session will focus on the fundamentals of cloud computing. In his session, students will learn the fundamentals of cloud computing concepts and the Eucalyptus cloud platform, learn how to install a proof-of-concept cloud and understand how to gain access to the Eucalyptus Community Cloud. Weiss will help students understand the difference between cloud computing and virtualization, as well as the various models of cloud computing. By the end of the day, students will implement a proof of concept Eucalyptus cloud.

Weiss is a cloud engineer with Eucalyptus Systems, working with Enterprise customers worldwide. His experience includes more than three years with VMware, as well as experience as a VMware partner focusing on large Sun environments. Paul has over 16 years of Enterprise IT experience and is certified in many solutions like Solaris, Red Hat and VMware.

“The faculty of our tutorials and workshops collectively have launched hundreds of cloud implementations for organizations just like those our attendees are representing,” said Mark Johnson, president of SH Worldwide, producer of CloudFair 2012. “Companies who want to take advantage of the best minds in the industry can come to CloudFair and in one day gain practical, hands-on experience from the best of the best.”

About CloudFair2012
CloudFair 2012 offers three days of workshops, tutorials, keynotes and breakout sessions, all focused on giving business and technical leadership the information and resources they need to map out a migration path to cloud that fits their unique circumstances. The second and third days offer a mix of keynotes and tracks targeting infrastructure and application developers, security best practices, end-user education and the business opportunities cloud makes possible beyond cost savings. The second and third days will also feature an expo hall. Attendees can choose from more than 40 sessions and hands-on workshops, including an evening no-charge unconference, ‘Cloud Camp Seattle’.

To register for CloudFair 2012, visit cloudfairconference.com/registration. Expo-only passes are available for as little as $20 for those who register before April 16, and full three day tutorial/conference passes at $895. Ask about discounts and group rates.

Media and Analyst Passes
Media passes are available for journalists employed or on contract with blogs or publications covering the cloud computing industry. Analyst passes are available for those engaged substantially in the development of commercial research covering the cloud computing space. Contact Kent Barnard for more information.

ABOUT SH Worldwide
SH Worldwide is a premiere event company, founded in 1978 and headquartered in Seattle. The company specializes in providing services for event production including conference development, logistics management, registration, venue searches, and full DMC capabilities. http://www.shworldwide.com


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