At this year’s cf.Objective(), you will find Chris Peterson regaling us with his vast knowledge of Cloud computing. Wikipedia defines Cloud computing as “Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like a public utility.”
According to Chris, “Cloud computing offers us many configuration possibilities, and truly forces one to think of servers in a way that has nothing to do with available rack space, hardware budgets, or redundant T3 lines.”
Chris will go over the basics of configuring an Amazon EC2 server from account creation to server configuration. He will show us some of the tools he uses to manage EC2 instances, as well as some pitfalls you should be aware of before going live in the Cloud.
Alagad brought Chris on board in February of 2009, and since that time Chris has proven to be a true asset. Chris sports an Advanced ColdFusion Developer certification among his many talents. He has authored 17 very informative entries on the Alagad Technical Team Blog.
In his spare time, Chris can be found turning wood on his lathe to craft fine handmade pens. He also plays a fair bit of Magic: The Gathering and loves to both host and attend LAN parties.
Join Chris at cf.Objective() 2010 on Saturday, April 24 from 10:15am to 11:15am. Ask anyone who attended Chris’ CFUnited 2009 sessions. You won’t be disappointed.
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