Service Tech Symposium: Fault-Tolerant Cloud Design, Conway’s Law and SOA

On 24 September I went to Service Technology Symposium 2012 in London to see the latest industry thinking around cloud and datacentre automation. In the engineering team at thetrainline.com we have recently been busy fleshing out our strategy for cloud computing. We virtualised our Production infrastructure a few years ago, and we’re now looking at various forms of public and hybrid cloud (on-premise plus IaaS/PaaS) and more advanced infrastructure automation.

Two of the sessions in particular were useful: Fault-Tolerant Cloud Computing by John deVadoss of Microsoft [slides], and Conway’s Law and Service-Orientation by HP and Vodafone [slides].

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