April 14th Mtg: A Practical Introduction to Cloud Services

Date: April 14th, 2016
Time: 7pm
Place: Stam Lab, 2211 Elliot Ave, 1st Floor, Seattle WA
Directions: Map
Subject: A Practical Introduction to Cloud Services
Presenters: Ahmed El-Shimi

Public vs Private. SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. VMs, Containers and Serverless Compute. Object, Block and File Storage. The *Cloud* is hardly one service or one vendor or one anything.

In this talk we’ll skip the philosophical and positioning stuff and get practical, introducing the concepts that Sys Admins and Infra people need to know. We’ll focus on AWS and Azure and walk through the foundation services and how to use the cloud to deploy highly available apps, store and manage data and create and secure networks in the cloud.

Ahmed El-Shimi has worked in Storage and Distributed Systems for many years building infrastructure technologies such as Deduplication, Automated Tiering and Hybrid Cloud Storage. Today, as Co-Founder of Minima.net, he helps Enterprises understand and manage their data and optimize storage usage across Datacenter and Cloud. Minima, a Data Management and Archival SaaS, heavily uses and partners with both AWS and Microsoft Azure. Ahmed can be reached at ahmed@minima.net.