Building Do-It-Yourself PaaS: My VMworld Session Proposals

Most people who are interested in VMworld already know the public voting for the proposal is now open till 26th. If you would like to hear about specific topics, it’s high time to cast your votes.

For each track, all the presentation proposals are listed together in one page. To quickly locate a particular proposal, you can use find feature of your browser. Once you login, I would suggest to browse all the proposals and vote for those you find useful. Casting a vote is just two mouse clicks: one for voting and the other to close the confirmation message box.

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Two of my proposals are there in two different tracks: public cloud and enterprise application. Please feel free to vote for them.

Title: Building Do-It-Yourself PaaS Platform

Session Id: PC7724

Abstract:

“More and more modern applications are built on top of various middleware for productivity and portability. With cloud computing, the service providers host these middleware and provide them as PaaS (Platform As A Service) services to application developers. PaaS has many benefits, for example no more investment on datacenter and operation, no worry about scalability. The disadvantage is also obvious ñ you are locked in with the PaaS vendor. This session presents a new way, DIY PaaS, to build your applications. It allows you to control the middleware and package them into virtual machines which be provisioned both at IaaS public cloud or inside enterprise. You will have a little more management work in so doing than using typical PaaS service, but you wonít be locked with any vendor with full control over your stack and flexibility to move your applications to and out the public cloud. A good DIY PaaS framework can mitigate the extra work to the minimum and automate the cloud bursting for the best of the application owners. The speaker will guide you through best practices in architecting and building the DIY PaaS and building applications on top of it. At the end, you see a demo showing how it can be done with a real project.”

Track: Hybrid and Public Cloud

http://www.vmworld.com/community/conferences/2010/cfpvote/hapcloud

Title: Re-architecting Enterprise Applications for vSphere

Session Id: EA7723

Abstract:

“While legacy enterprise applications continue to run on VMware vSphere, they do not fully leverage the benefits of virtualization. For the best performance and scalability, enterprise application should be architected differently to run on vSphere. This represents new challenges and opportunities for enterprise application development. This session discusses in detail what these challenges and opportunities are. It introduces top 10 proven best practices in architecting enterprise applications in light of vSphere, and more importantly how to apply these best practices in real projects. In the end, it presents an architectural blueprint illustrating how different best practices work together for best enterprise applications running on vSphere. Top 10 Best Practices include: 1. Move Up to Higher Level Software Stack with Middleware and Framework 2. Donít Assume Anything 3. De-couple Your Application 4. Scale Application As Needed 5. Build With Failure In Mind 6. Secure Your Application 7. Leverage vApp 8. Streamline the Packaging & Deployment Cycle 9. Manage Your Applications 10. Keep It Simple”

Track: Enterprise Applications

http://www.vmworld.com/community/conferences/2010/cfpvote/eapplications

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