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AWS Workshop, Chennai

With the onset of the Monsoons in Chennai there were Cloud of a different kind looming

With the onset of the Monsoons in Chennai there were Cloud of a different kind looming, and the Met Department was evangelizing them; there was also another Cloud Evangelist in Chennai, Jinesh Varia evangelizing Clouds of different kind, the Amazon Clouds.

Event and Filling Gaps
The event kicked off with Bobby Varghese from CSS Corp doing a keynote for the workshop. Bobby spoke about CSS adoption of the AWS and how they have come up with products and use cases based on AWS.

The real clouds were holding back Jinesh from reaching the venue. So Ezhilaran Babaraj(Ezhil), from CSS Labs, and Lakshmanan Narayan(Lux), from Vembu, had to fill up for the latency. Both these session's were to be midway sessions to Jinesh's overview on AWS, that would have given mileage to these session for which AWS is the basis. Nevertheless, considering the audience were not real novices to AWS, these sessions were well taken.



Ezhil, explained at large the initiative at CSS Labs towards Cloud enablement, and specifically about the CloudBuddy API, and the Plugin Framework which will help extend Windows based applications to Cloud, and extending CloudBuddy itself repectively. The demo of the plugin framework, and APIs, of CloudBuddy, was not possible thanks to BSNL's connectivity issues.

Lux, who chose not use the mic, started off on an overview of Vembu Technologies. And then showcased Vembu Home BETA with its Adobe Air based UI. And how it helps the user backup on Desktop as well as the Cloud.

Jinesh Arrives
As Lux, was finishing his talk, Jinesh arrived. And there was a coffee break.

Post coffee! Jinesh was quick to take the stage. He, started off with an introduction to Cloud Computing taking the analogy of a Belgian Beer Company which in its early days had to generate its own power(electricity), and now that power comes from a grid, and the beers tastes no different. And that power generating machine is now in the mueseum. An ominus sign for our inhouse data centers.

Having introduced the crowd to Cloud Computing he jumped to what he was here to do, showcase Amazon Web Services. Jinesh, did well to get the some temporary Keys to access Amazon Web Services, which were distributed to the audeience, but the connectivity issues rendered them useless.

Jinesh's articulation of the Amazon Web Services did manage to fill whatever gap, that were left due to (dis)connectivity. The "Overview of AWS" introduced the audiences to nuances of creating AWS accounts, about the access credentials, usage of those accounts, billing- pay as you go model, the API, tools, and the Architecture of AWS. The Architecture Diagram built was a Jigsaw of various Amazon's Web Service offerings fitting into one service, to run an application on the cloud.

Specifics
The overview naturally spilled over to specifics. Lack of connectivity meant more talking than doing, also this meant the start of a marathon session on AWS specifics.

Amazon S3(Simple Storage Service) was the first of the talks on specific Amazon Web Services. The S3 session also included coverage on CloudFront, CD based on S3. S3 session was followed by, EC2(Elastic Compute Cloud) which is the computing face of AWS, this session also included the failover support services for EC2- CloudWatch, Autoscaling, and Elastic LoadBalancing. Apart from which the persistent storage, Elastic Block Storage, on EC2 was explained.

Each of these sessions Features, Terminology, Concepts,In Action, Tools and API, Pricing and Typical Use Cases for each of the Amazon Web Sservices.

Finally Jinesh, talked on the "Best Practices" and "Migration to the Cloud".

And finished it with an exercise on building Cloud Enabled application using various AWS offering.

The Unconference
This was where all the action was expected. But due to Jinesh's marathon sessions there was only a little time distributed equally among the presenters. What follows is what happened.

Bosky from Hover who spoke about the Key-Value based systems, and distributed environments.

Kiran from MarketSimplified spoke about their SaaS application and how they use AWS to host it.

Senthil from RailsFactory spoke about "What Jinesh did not mention?"

Murthy and Sam from CSS Corp explained about whats and whys of Hybrid Cloud, and also presented a Demo of "scaling out" to public cloud.

There were experiences shared by XLSoft and Anantara Solutions.

The unconference's finale was a video "Cloud Cloud Maybe" compile by Vembu

Adios
All in all it was great event. With a good attendance, good lunch, and with a pinch of togetherness as an AWS community. The basic motive of this whole exercise were two things, Building an engaging community around AWS, and to see if Cloud is real. About the latter there really was no doubt. With usages like Animoto, TimesMachine, and our Payroll Processing, it surely is the future of computing. But doubts shall remain if former will stand, as it took Jinesh's presence for this kind of event to happen.

To sum it up in Jinesh's words "Keep this engagement going".

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At present building a start-up called Qruize Technologies. Qruize is an Information & Communication Technology Start-up based out of Chennai, India. The company comprises of two strategic business units, Qruize Labs- boutique technology research & consulting services and Qruize Apps- social media products and services. We are currently establishing our own operations in the USA and entering into strategic partnerships in the EMEA region.
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