Monday, November 9, 2009

Nov 2009 Meeting - Build and Virtualize Your Application for the Cloud

As you know, cloud computing is a hot topic in development communities.  For the last meeting next week on the Tuesday 17th, we are going to look at two technologies from IBM cloud computing stack.  The first one is sMash, a product designed for agile development of Web 2.0-based application which can be deployed on Amazon's cloud infrastructure. The other topic will focus on application virtualization which allows you dynamically place and migrate application workload against pool of available hardware to meet service level agreements (SLA's).

-= Presentation =-
WebSphere sMash
WebSphere sMash enables developers to quickly build and execute agile, Web 2.0-based applications that help businesses be more responsive, flexible and cost-effective. As a fast and simple application foundation, WebSphere sMash advances Smart SOA and accelerates business and IT alignment. It supports some of today's hottest dynamic scripting languages ( PHP and Groovy) and provides an agile web application development environment that has a small footprint, is easy to modify and is fast to re-start. You can also use WebSphere sMash in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud environment. Develop your applications on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), an Amazon Web service, using the WebSphere sMash AMI. WebSphere sMash enables developers to quickly build and execute agile, Web 2.0-based applications that help businesses be more responsive, flexible and cost-effective.

Application Virtualization
Application infrastructure virtualization provides the ability to separate applications from the physical infrastructure that they run on. Workloads can then be placed dynamically and migrated across a pool of application server resources, allowing the infrastructure to adapt and respond to business needs, and requests to be prioritized and intelligently routed to respond to the most critical applications and users. It frees the enterprise from a tight coupling between an application and associated application servers and can be used with virtualization technologies like VMWare and PowerVM. This loose coupling enables open standards based software to intelligently manage and shift workloads according to agreed upon business policy to meet service level agreements (SLAs).

-= Meeting Info =-
Speaker: IBM
Organization: IBM
Date: Tuesday, 11/17/09
Networking: 6:30 pm
Presentation: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

If you plan to attend, arrive early as main door locks at 7.00 pm.  An RSVP email will be sent later from tampa.jug at gmail.com [check spam filter]. Be sure to respond so we can plan accordingly.  There will be food and plenty of prizes and giveaways.

-= Location =-
GCA Technologies Solution
4919 Memorial Hwy. Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33634
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