4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
Palo Alto, California 94105

Running Java and Grails applications on Amazon EC2

The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is ideally suited to running Java applications. It lets you develop using standard Java software packages such as Tomcat and MySQL and rapidly deploy applications on servers that are provisioned and managed via a web services API. However, because it is a cloud, some aspects of EC2 are very different than a traditional, physical computing environment. In this session you will learn about those differences and how they impact how you handle security, networking, storage and availability. We describe how to use EC2 and the other Amazon web services to develop and deploy Java applications. You will learn how to use EC2 availability zones to deploy highly available applications. We also discuss how to architect secure applications for Amazon EC2.

Speaker Bio

Chris Richardson is a developer, architect and mentor with over 20 years of experience and is the author of the book "POJOs in Action." He runs a consulting and training company that helps customers reduce the cost of development and increase the effectiveness of their development teams. His technical interests include domain-driven design, cloud computing and developer testing. Chris has been a technical leader at a variety of companies including Insignia Solutions and BEA Systems and recently became a Java Champion. Chris is the founder of Cloud Tools, which is an open-source project for quickly and easily deploying Java applications on Amazon EC2, and of Cloud Foundry, which provides outsourced, automated data center management. He has spoken at various conferences including JavaOne 2006/2007/2008, No Fluff Just Stuff Java Symposiums, Colorado Software Summit, SD West, The Spring Experience, SpringOne, and Javapolis as well as Java user groups. Chris holds a computer science degree from the Cambridge University in England and lives in Oakland, CA where he runs the local Java User Group. Website and blog: http://chrisrichardson.net/
Additional Resources

Chris' "Running Java and Grails applications on Amazon EC2" February 17 class in Oakland: http://cloudfoundry.eventbrite.com/

Official Website: http://www.sdforum.org/javasig

Added by Ovidiu Feodorov on February 12, 2009