Patrick Foley - A Developer's Guide to the Ever-Changing Cloud

When: January 31, 2012

"The cloud" is an area of rapid transformation - major vendors release new functionality every month ... what does it all mean? How can you take advantage of it? As a developer, why would you tend to gravitate toward alternatives from Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Rackspace, VMWare, Heroku, or others? Patrick Foley, ISV Architect Evangelist with Microsoft, provides an overview of the cloud, discusses the competitive landscape, and illustrates the key variations of Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) as well as public and private cloud options.

About Patrick Foley

Patrick Foley is an ISV Architect Evangelist with Microsoft, which means he helps other software companies succeed building on the Microsoft platform. In addition to working with hundreds of partners, large and small, Patrick cohosts the Startup Success Podcast with Bob Walsh and produces Smart Bear Live with Jason Cohen.