Software Architecture & Platform SIG: Supercharging Your Applications thru Virtualization



  • Software Architecture and Platform SIG:

    Session title: Supercharging Your Applications thru Virtualization

    Commodity hardware capacities are skyrocketing, hardware virtualization is becoming ubiquitous and clouds are growing in popularity. At the same time, Java runtimes and frameworks still face challenges in providing application responsiveness, consistency and scale, making it hard to effectively utilize modern hardware platforms. In this session we will explore new deployment paradigms which can dramatically improve application metrics and accelerate the adoption of virtualization in production applications.

    You will learn:

    -How to deploy existing applications on virtualized platforms to improve responsiveness, scale and throughput

    -How to completely solve the garbage collection problems and unleash the power of abundant commodity memory.

    -How new opportunities in application architecture can leverage elastic, virtualized and cloud-ready platforms

    Bio: Gil Tene, CTO of Azul Systems and co-founder
    Gil Tene has been involved with virtual machine technologies for the past 20 years and has been building Java technology-based products since 1995. He co-founded Azul Systems in 2002 with the goal eliminating common Java responsiveness, performance, scale, and overall deployment barriers. At Azul, Gil pioneered Pauseless Garbage Collection, Java Virtualization, Elastic Memory, and various managed runtime and systems stack technologies that combine to deliver the industry's most scalable and robust Java platform. Prior to co-founding Azul, Gil held key technology positions at Nortel Networks, Shasta Networks and at Check Point Software Technologies, where he delivered several industry-leading traffic management solutions including the industry's first Firewall-1 based security appliance. He architected operating systems for Stratus Computer, clustering solutions at Qualix/Legato, and served as an officer in the Israeli Navy Computer R and D unit. He holds a BSEE from The Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and has been awarded 22 patents in computer related technologies.


    2029 Stierlin Court - Note, we are in the building right next door this time.
    Mountain View, CA

    $20 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required


    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking/Refreshments/Pizza

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentations