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Microservices, DevOps and PaaS

At DevOps Summit, ActiveState’s John Wetherill to show how DevOps culture enables success in a microservices-based organization

The old monolithic style of building enterprise applications just isn't cutting it any more. It results in applications and teams both that are complex, inefficient, and inflexible, with considerable communication overhead and long change cycles.

Microservices architectures, while they've been around for a while, are now gaining serious traction with software organizations, and for good reasons: they enable small targeted teams, rapid continuous deployment, independent updates, true polyglot languages and persistence layers, and a host of other benefits.

But truly adopting a microservices architecture requires dramatic changes across the entire organization, and a DevOps culture is absolutely essential.

In his session at DevOps Summit, John Wetherill, Developer Evangelist at ActiveState, will dive into the microservices architecture, with a focus on the relationships between DevOps, microservices and PaaS.

He will cover:

  • Microservices overview and comparison with traditional monolithic applications
  • Benefits and pitfalls of adopting microservices
  • Revamping the organization to support microservices
  • How DevOps culture enables success in a microservices-based organization
  • Architecture practices and techniques essential for microservices adoption
  • Lessons learned by corporations who have adopted microservices
  • Essential tools for microservices
  • Using PaaS to streamline microservices development

This technical session is intended for developers, devops, system administrators and IT decision-makers responsible for building modern cloud applications.

Speaker Bio:
John Wetherill is Developer Evangelist at ActiveState. Originally from Canada, he has spent much of his career designing and building software at a handful of startups, at Sun Microsystems, NeXT Inc., and more recently in the smart grid and energy space. His biggest passion is for developer tools, or more generally any tool, language, process, or system that improves developer productivity and quality of life. Without question, Stackato is one such tool and the reason why he is here. No stranger to technology evangelism, John spent several years in the late 1990's on Sun's Technology Evangelism Team spreading the Java Gospel across the globe and focusing on the prolific number of Java technologies. Now he is now returning to his roots, as a technology evangelist working for a Canadian company, albeit remotely from Santa Cruz.

Cloud Expo's giant Silicon View billboard on Highway 101 in the heart of Silicon Valley is viewed by more than 1.3 million motorists per week

The 15th International Cloud Expo has just expanded its conference program, to bring together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC at one location.

The show now has three tracks devoted exclusively to the IoT (with WebRTC present in one of the tracks), a full single track focusing on Big Data, and a two-track DevOps Summit, in addition to four tracks devoted exclusively to Cloud Computing in the enterprise.

Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud.

With Cloud Computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to learn about the latest technology developments and solutions.

Attend Cloud Expo Nov 4-6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Craft your own custom experience. Learn the latest from the world's best technologists. Find the vendors you want and put them to the test.

15th Cloud Expo Expanded Conference Program

Cloud Expo
Track 1: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Track 2: APM, Cloud and Hot Topics
Track 3: Cloud APIs & Business
Track 4: Cloud Security - Mobility

Big Data Expo
Track 5: Big Data/Analytics

Track 6: Consumer IoT
Track 7: Enterprise IoT
Track 8: IoT Developer & WebRTC

DevOps Summit
Track 1: "Dev" Developer Focus
Track 2: "Ops" Operations Focus

More than 150 all-star faculty members will discuss the hottest technology topics in November. In addition to the expanded APM and API coverage, Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will offer a variety of Linux containers and Docker sessions.

DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo also doubled its content from June, in two full simultaneous tracks for three days.

Explore DevOps Summit Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities !

Tracks and topics for DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo will include:

  • Application delivery
  • ROI and business value
  • Site reliability
  • Continuous delivery
  • Kanban, Scrum, and Agile
  • Continuous integration
  • Release scalability
  • Continuous release
  • Service virtualization
  • Operational monitoring
  • Capacity management
  • Load testing
  • Quality assurance
  • Manager and exec support
  • Release automation
  • Cultural change
  • Breaking down IT silos
  • Cloud development
  • Cloud platforms
  • Test automation
  • Teaming
  • Application security
  • API management
  • Identity and access
  • Audit and control
  • DevOps and ITIL, ISO, Six Sigma, COBIT
  • Mobile DevOps
  • DevOps for legacy systems
  • Software-defined servers
  • Network automation
  • Server automation
  • Configuration automation
  • Continuous support
  • DevOps anti-patterns
  • Enterprise DevOps
  • DevOps system architecture
  • IT orchestration
  • Containerization
  • DevOps skills and training
  • WebOps, CloudOps, ChatOps, NoOps
  • Change management

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!

DevOps Summit Silicon Valley, November 4-6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading DevOps industry players in the world.

The growth and success of DevOps will be on display at the upcoming DevOps Summit in Santa Clara, CA, November 4-6, 2014.

All main layers of the DevOps ecosystem will be represented at the DevOps Summit - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

Sponsorship Opportunities 
for DevOps Summit Silicon Valley
DevOps Summit Silicon Valley "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at), or by phone 201 802-3021.

Early Bird Registration Options 
for DevOps Summit Silicon Valley
DevOps Summit delegates can pre-register for DevOps Summit Silicon Valley with Early Bird Savings here.

About SYS-CON Media & Events
SYS-CON Media ( has since 1994 been connecting technology companies and customers through a comprehensive content stream at - featuring over forty focused subject areas, from Cloud Computing to Web Security - interwoven with market-leading full-scale conferences produced by SYS-CON Events. The company's internationally recognized brands include among others Cloud Expo® (, Big Data Expo (, Virtualization Conference & Expo (, DevOps Summit (, Internet of @ThingsExpo (, SDDC Expo (, WebRTC Summit (, Government IT Conference & Expo (, Cloud Computing Bootcamp (, and UlitzerLive! New Media Conference & Expo (

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