Lessons from SaaS and PaaS Cloud Pioneers: 3 Case Studies

Based on the very positive feedback from past UP and CloudSlam events, this session will share 3 case studies of the cloud at work, spanning SaaS to PaaS. It is one thing to talk about the cloud, but another to have actually implemented a cloud solution “into production, at scale.” Join us for a thought provoking discussion about how “cloud” addressed 3 very different business needs, including lessons and insights.

  • SaaS: Patagonia
  • PaaS / Mobile: American Airlines
  • PaaS / Web: Travelocity

We will discuss the: business need; underlying constraints; solution; and lessons.

executives of Microsoft 

Author`s Bio: 

John Gilmour, Senior Platform Strategy Advisor, Microsoft

Taylor Cowan, Senior Architect Evangelist, Microsoft

Jeff Medford, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft
BIO: Jeff Medford is a Technical Product Manager for Office 365 in the US. Jeff’s focus has been within the cloud and online services since the beginning of BPOS; evangelizing and supporting the partner ecosystem, delivering the Future of Productivity messaging, and working with customers directly.

Abe Pachikara, US Cloud Adoption Lead, Microsoft
BIO: Abe Pachikara is U.S. Cloud Computing Developer and ISV Adoption Lead at Microsoft. He helps developers and decision makers understand how cloud can make a material impact on scenarios important to them, such as: apps running in iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices; social apps and games; Web, HPC and line of business apps. Abe orchestrates field programs and engages with folks in technical and business roles at start-ups, enterprises, public sector and academic, to get them up to speed, “kicking the tires” and ecstatic about how the enterprise-grade cloud computing solution offered by Microsoft (“Windows Azure Platform”) can address their business problems.

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