Here is a recording of a panel on cloud performance, held at the recent CMG’11 annual conference of the Computer Measurement Group (see http://www.cmg.org).
The topic of the panel was: “Is Cloud Computing a source of solutions or a source of new problems for performance engineering or is it a solution to old problems”?
Our distinguished panelists were:
- Michael Salsburg – Chief Architect for Cloud Solutions at Unisys
- Brad Johnson – VP of Soasta (cloud based load testing)
- Imad Mouline – CTO Gomez, then of CloudFloor which was acquired by Everbridge
- The number one fundamental capacity you need to have to save money by going to the cloud
- Why cloud providers hardly pay license fees
- What developers need to know to save money in the cloud, and why
- How cloud computing
- How not to fail when the cloud is out
- A Microsoft person in the audience trying not to give away the number of servers they employ in Azure (hint: there are quite a few zeros in that number …)
- What is easy to do in the cloud, and what is hard to do
- Why cloud computing is a classic disruptor
- Me trying to get the discussion back on track
- Which departments in your companies find cloud computing hard to deal with, and why (hint, it used to be the IT department, but not anymore)
Here is a preview.