Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group

May 2016 Meeting - Kendall Miller

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Kendall Miller, on Thursday 12th May 2016 at Aberdeen University’s Meston Building.

NOTE: Please take extra notice of the venue above! Due to exams happening in our normal RGU venue, this talk will be being hosted by Aberdeen University, in the Meston Building. Full details of the location can be found below.


To The Cloud! How Azure helped us improve the scalability of our SaaS

Last year we had to make a decision whether to double down with new hardware in our Colo or go another way to grow our SaaS. In this talk we’ll walk through the challenges we’ve faced moving from our own hardware to Azure including:

  • Taking advantage of auto-scaling to reduce costs.
  • Growing 100x without controlling the hardware.
  • When it all goes wrong and Azure falls over.
  • How Azure has improved the performance of our on-premises installs too

Far from a theoretical conversation about how you could use the cloud, we’ll share real data from our production implementation, both the good and the bad. Finally, we’ll talk about where we’re going with what we’ve learned.

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - May 2016 Meeting

Speaker Bio

Kendall Miller is one of the founding partners of Gibraltar Software, an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that develops & markets commercial applications for .NET developers. Introduced commercially in 2009, Loupe is an application logging & monitoring platform that is currently used by customers around the world from individual consultants through Fortune 100 companies and governments. Before starting Gibraltar Software, Kendall worked for multiple startups leading their technology development from beginning through profitability. In each case he’s focused on translating enterprise-level performance and capabilities down to smaller companies. Kendall has a B.S in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Agenda - Thursday, 12th May 2016 + 1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration + 1825 - 1830: Introduction + 1830 - 1930: To The Cloud! How Azure helped us improve the scalability of our SaaS + 1930 Onwards: Questions & Answers followed by Prize Draw

Location and Directions

Venue: Meston Building (Enter via North Entrance), University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 3UE

Directions: Meston Building

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes from our fantastic sponsors.

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