Community report: Melbourne cloudcamp 2010 – OrionVM

The final lightning talk at the 2nd Melbourne Cloudcamp for 2010 was done by OrionVM and it was a very technical session. Here they discuss the actual technology that they used to create their cloud computing platform! OrionVM is Sydney based cloud computing provider, they have build their own infrastructure and technology from scratch, it is very interesting indeed.

The talk is great, they were asked 15 minutes before if they would like to do a lightning talk and quickly threw some slides together. Unfortunately they did their slides on a Linux machine with Open Office , so it didn’t want to play nice with Microsoft office, meaning they had to improvise.


http://www.vimeo.com/15912692

 

Here is my interview with them earlier in the year


http://www.vimeo.com/14902921

By David Burela

Community report: Melbourne cloudcamp 2010 – Microsoft

In this lightning talk, Graham Elliot (@grahamelliott) from Microsoft discusses ways you can cloudify your application.

It is a very useful guide on ways that different service models (IAAS, PAAS, SAAS) and how it will effect how you charge for you application. It is a must watch for any seriously considering creating an online application they plan to charge other people for.


http://www.vimeo.com/15911427

By David Burela

Community report: Melbourne cloudcamp 2010 – Quest software

Here is another lightning talk from the 2nd Melbourne cloudcamp for 2010. It was done by Guy Harrison (@GuyHarrison) from Quest software www.quest.com/toad

This is a repeat of his Sydney talk where he talked about how they are changing their SQL tool ‘Toad’ to work well with the new cloud databases and  how they enable doing cross database queries and migrations.


http://www.vimeo.com/15896858

By David Burela

Community report: Melbourne cloudcamp 2010 – MYOB

This week I will post the lightning talks that were done at the 2nd Melbourne Cloudcamp for 2011. I was really impressed with the depth of technical discussions with each of the lightning talks.

The first lightning talk at the was done by Simon Raik-Allen @SimonRaikAllen. In this talk he discusses the issues of choosing to develop a single-tenant applications vs. a multi-tenant application.

Simon covers a lot of good discussion points and mentions how other companies are tackling the problem (such as salesforce and 4square). He also brings up the point that multi tenancy isn’t just “at the database level”, you could have a multi-tenant database, or single-tenant databases with a shared multi-tenant app server.


http://www.vimeo.com/15896286

By David Burela

Community report: Sydney cloudcamp 2010 – Quest

The 6th lightning talk at the cloudcamp was by Guy Harrison (@GuyHarrison) from Quest software www.quest.com/toad

He talked about how they are changing their SQL tool ‘Toad’ to work well with the new cloud databases and even how they are doing cross database queries and migrations.


http://www.vimeo.com/15703882

By David Burela

The next Melbourne Cloudcamp

The next cloudcamp in Melbourne is scheduled for Thursday 7th October 2010. The location is the same as the event earlier this year.

The event in Melbourne had a good turn out with some interesting lightning talks and breakout sessions. I recorded the lightning talks and they are available on my blog

I’ll be taking my camera along to record as much of the event as I can again. Hope to see you all there!

By David Burela

Community report: Interview with Orion VM

At the Sydney Cloudcamp I had the chance to interview the founders of OrionVM  http://orionvm.com.au/. They are a new Sydney based cloud statup. They provide a local cloud infrastructure that is hosted in Sydney, which is great for anything that requires lower latency or for data that has hosting restrictions (financial data, private data, etc).

I asked them about their offering, the technology powering their cloud, etc. They are doing some interesting things. I hope it goes well!

OrionVM can be contacted at admin@orionvm.com.au or you can phone them on 1300 56 99 52. You can also follow them on twitter @orionvm


http://www.vimeo.com/14902921

By David Burela