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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

What's the Role of IT in a Self-Service, Cloud World?

What's the Role of IT in a Self-Service, Cloud World?

 19 April 04:50 PM - 5:15 PM @ Room 203
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25 minutes conference
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Operations and Management


IT used to provide and manage infrastructure, from databases to hardware. What role does it have when application developers can get a VM from AWS, manage it themselves, and use DynamoDB for state? It could be that we don't need IT anymore. Stretching this further, what if we don't need DBAs anymore? Come listen to Peter Zaitsev and Sebastian Stadil present the case that IT's role has to shift to that of being a custodian of responsible cloud usage, at both the economic and security levels. Specific points that will be covered: - How not to manage rogue IT - Examples of value add for DBAs - Examples of value add for IT directors - The Google and Facebook models of internal domain experts


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Peter Zaitsev

CEO, Percona


Peter co-founded Percona in 2006, assuming the role of CEO. Percona helps companies of all sizes maximize their success with MySQL. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013. Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company’s High Performance Group. A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. As CEO of Percona, Peter enjoys mixing business leadership with hands on technical expertise. Peter is co-author of High Performance MySQL published by O’Reilly, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter blogs regularly on Percona Database Performance Blog and speaks frequently at conferences. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.

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Sebastian Stadil

Founder & CEO, Scalr


Sebastian is the founder of Scalr, a multi-cloud management platform relied upon by NASA, Expedia, Samsung and many others; the founder of SVCCG, Silicon Valley's second largest user group; is a guest lecturer at Carnegie Mellon on entrepreneurship; and sits on the cloud advisory boards at Google and Microsoft. He has been developing products and services that leverage AWS and other cloud providers since 2004. When he is not working on Scalr, Sebastian likes to make sushi and play rugby. He also writes in the third person but feels slightly weird about it.

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