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Friday, August 31 • 9:15am - 9:45am
Keynote Panel: IaaS vs PaaS: Composable Primitives for building in the Cloud - Kyle MacDonald, Canonical; Craig McLuckie, Google; Duncan Johnston-Watt, Cloudsoft; Christopher Brown, Opscode

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Platform as a Service Providers contend that their complete solution offers customers more value, security and technical superiority then "build it yourself" IaaS solutions. But customers give up freedom of choice and customization. In this panel, we will discuss security, storage, alternative networking models and vendor lock in between these two approaches and present a future where IaaS components approximate a programming language for the cloud.


Kyle MacDonald, Canonical

Kyle MacDonald is Vice President of Cloud at Canonical.  He is responsible for strategy and execution of the Ubuntu Cloud business. Mr. MacDonald served as Chief Evangelist at Cloud.com, Inc.  He also served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Hosting.com/Wachovia... Read More →

Duncan Johnston-Watt, Cloudsoft

Duncan Johnston-Watt (Founder & Chief Executive Officer) is a serial entrepreneur and industry visionary with over twenty years experience in the software industry.\nImmediately prior to founding Cloudsoft Duncan was CTO at Enigmatec Corporation, the enter
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Christopher Brown, Opscode

Christopher Brown joins Opscode from Microsoft, where he was a Director of Engineering for the Edge Computing Network within Global Foundation Services. Prior to Microsoft, Christopher was a Founding Member, Architect, and Lead Developer for Amazon.com's Elastic Compute Cloud ("EC2... Read More →

Friday August 31, 2012 9:15am - 9:45am PDT
Grand Ballroom