A hitchhikers guide to the cloud, or anywhere else your customer might want your app

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Proposal
Short Form
Intermediate

Excerpt

In this talk, I’ll explore how a customer experiences the go live process, and how you as a vendor need to rethink the definition of a successful deployment in today’s complex deployment world.

Description

Application deployment is changing once again. Originally, server farms were the norm. Over time that transitioned to shared hosting or colocation. Then the new fad became virtualization. Now it’s the cloud. But throughout this evolution the one thing that has hasn’t changed is how crucial it is to ensure that customer get up and running quickly and successfully. While going the SaaS route seems like a “slam dunk”, maintaining infrastructure and dealing with regulatory concerns is a pain.

In this talk, I’ll explore how a customer experiences the go live process, and how you as a vendor need to rethink the definition of a successful deployment in today’s complex deployment world.

Speaking experience

All over the place! PHP conferences, OSCON, POSSCON...

Speaker

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    John Mertic

    Bitnami

    Biography

    John is Director of Business Development – Software Alliances at Bitnami, helping bring great applications to the masses thru the reach of Bitnami. He comes from a PHP and Open Source background, being a developer, evangelist, and partnership leader at SugarCRM, board member at OW2, president of OpenSocial, and frequent conference speaker around the world.