With the OpenStack launch behind me, I have some time to attend the Cloud Connect Event. I missed all the DevOps sessions, but was getting to geek out on the NoSQL & Big Data sessions. I jumped to the private cloud track (based on Twitter traffic) and was rewarded for the shift.
I’m surprised at how much focus this cloud conference is dedicated to private cloud. At other cloud conferences I’ve attended, the focus has been on learning how to use the cloud (specifically the public cloud). This is the first cloud show I’ve attended that has so much emphasis, dialog and vendor feeding around private. This was a suits & slacks show with few jeans, t-shirts, and pony tails. Perhaps private cloud is where the $$$ is being spent now?
It definitely feels like using cloud has become assumed, but the best practices and tools are just emerging.
The twitter #ccevent stream is interesting but temporal. I’m posting my raw (spelling optional) notes (below the more tag) because there is a lot of great content from the show to support and extend the twitter stream. I’ll try to italicize some of the better lines.