Thursday 19th May, 2011
10:10am to 11:00am
"The Cloud" is a buzzword these days, but in this talk we will describe what you need to know about public and private clouds, why it's important and why you might want to consider it for your company/organization. We'll discuss the pros/cons of public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services and Rackspace Cloud, and how you can build your own private cloud using OpenStack or Eucalpytus, or even a hybrid that leverages both public and private clouds. Lastly, we'll look at how Plone can be deployed onto the cloud, and best practices for setting up your Plone site in a flexible and scalable way to take full advantage of all that these cloud providers have to offer. In particular, we'll examine the Connexions/Rhaptos project as a case study, and how they benefited from an Amazon-backed infrastructure.
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