Bill Wilder (Twitter and Blog), author of Cloud Architecture Patterns: Using Microsoft Azure, will be speaking to the Boston .NET Architecture Group (meets in Waltham, MA at the Magenic offices 6-8 pm EST) tonight (May 20) on:
Cloud Architecture Anti-Patterns
Public cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute are on the radar for many software architects. Whether for moving an application (or parts of it) into the cloud or creating new applications, the economics and flexibility of the cloud are difficult to ignore.
But success is not guaranteed. In fact, there are quite a few ways to make your journey to the cloud more difficult – or even an outright failure. Drawing on real-life “seen in the field” examples from a long-time cloud consultant and the author of Cloud Architecture Patterns (O’Reilly, 2012), we’ll look at a number of these cloud anti-patterns that architects will want to be aware of – and avoid. Some common architectural assumptions valid in non-cloud environments just won’t hold up in the cloud. We’ll start with a few simple ones, and work our way through others that are deeper and more subtle, spending time on scalability, reliability, performance, affordability, and more.
Software architects will leave with a better appreciation of key considerations that will help ensure their cloud projects don’t appear in a future version of this talk.
If you are in the area, stop by.