London Devops

With the recent launch of Cloud Foundry from VMWare this event is going to be all about the pros and cons of using a platform as a service. We’ll be having two talks aimed squarely at developers and sysadmins interested in low-down technical details.


10th May 2011
6:30pm until 9:00pm

We’ll probably head to a nearby pub for a drink and a chat afterwards as well.


Alexis Richardson & David Syer of VMWare – Introducing Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry is the open platform as a service project initiated by VMware. It can support multiple frameworks, multiple cloud providers, and multiple application services all on a cloud scale platform.

Andrew Godwin of – The Perils Of Writing A PaaS

Automating deployments so you can just sit back and relax is a great idea in principle, but how does it really work out? Learn how has had to deal with loadbalancing to thousands of backends, collect stats from every single request, and handle configuration and monitoring for an ever-changing pool of servers.


The Guardian News and Media (GNM) are one of the UK’s most successful and innovative media companies. They publish both the Guardian and Observer newspapers, as well as

Their Open Platform and Datastore projects puts them in a unique position in the media and among online data repositories. Their open approach of providing APIs, accompanied by client libraries in the web’s most popular languages and swathes of online documentation, makes them a great choice for hosting Djugl

The Guardian
Kings Place, 90 York Way
London, N1 9AG

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The nice folks at Venda have agreed to sponsor some food and drink for the next event.

Venda is the world’s largest SaaS eCommerce provider, powering sites including Tesco, Monsoon, Wilkinson’s, Boohoo, and Heal’s. We build on open-source technologies, and we’re hiring! Find out more

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