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Tuesday, October 9 • 10:00am - 10:40am
Running with Droplets: The Cost of Cloud RTC

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As the use of cloud-native computing environments continues to grow, many people find themselves at a crossroad: would it be more cost effective to run you own datacenter, or continue to grow in a hosted environment? What do you give up in that trade, and is what are the options?Levering tools like Kubernetes or Docker Swarm help abstract away the underlying machine providers until they become a commodity themselves. Why not run certain services that are disk intensive at a certain provider that provides excellent I/O, while running traffic that is bandwidth costly in a different location? To reduce operating expensive and increase competitiveness, organizations need to be able to spread their service load to where & when it is needed. If your traffic is spiking in New York, that should be near the location where additional resources are automatically deployed. In this talk we'll discuss actual numbers of running certain services on a few major providers (GCP, DigitalOcean, AWS) and deployment strategies using tools like Kubernetes & Docker Swarm. We'll focus on when the logic dictates to utilize your own hardware and the business trade-offs that come with that type of decision.

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Evan McGee

CTO & Founder, SignalWire
Evan has over a decade of deep experience in the telecommunications industry, including both executive business and technical expertise in SaaS and traditional mobile wireless. He has published patents covering both hardware and software design and not-so-secretly loves talking about... Read More →

Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:40am EDT
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