Immutable Infrastructure and Cloud Architecture Talks

2015 has proven to be another very busy year so far. I toured quite a bit, giving lots conference talks and teaching my Architecting for Continuous Delivery and Zero Downtime course.

Here are the slides and the videos of my two latest ones:


Immutable infrastructure

App deployment and server setup are complex, error-prone and time-consuming. They require OS installers, package managers, configuration recipes, install and deployment scripts, server tuning, hardening and more. But... Is this really necessary? Are we trapped in a mindset of doing things this way just because that's how they've always done?

What if we could start over and radically simplify all this? What if, within seconds, and with a single command, we could wrap our application into the bare minimal machine required to run it? What if this machine could then be transported and run unchanged on our laptop and in the cloud? How do the various platforms and tools like AWS, Docker, Heroku and Boxfuse fit into this picture? What are their strengths and weaknesses? When should you use them?

This talk is for developers and architects wishing to radically improve and simplify how they deploy their applications. It takes Continuous Delivery to a level far beyond what you've seen today. Welcome to Immutable Infrastructure generation. This is the new black.


Immutable Server Generation: the new App Deployment - Axel Fontaine from JavaZone on Vimeo.



Architecture and Deployment of Microservices for the Cloud

The case for running an own datacenter is vanishing rapidly. The cloud seduces with a low barrier of entry and full flexibility. Infrastructure can be spun up almost instantly in a fully automated way through an API. All this with no upfront costs and the ability to decommission it just as fast. But what does this mean for our applications and their architecture? Can we just lift and shift them to the cloud?

Everything comes at a price. To be able to fully leverage the potential of the cloud, new challenges must be mastered: from data privacy and security to cost-based architectures, dynamic provisioning, service discovery and efficient deployment models.

This talk provides architects and developers clear answers and battle-tested solutions for a successful journey to infrastructure heaven.


Up in the sky: Architecture and Deployment of Microservices for the Cloud - Axel Fontaine from JavaZone on Vimeo.






About Axel Fontaine

Axel Fontaine is the founder and CEO of Boxfuse the easiest way to deploy JVM and Node.js applications to AWS.

Axel is also the creator and project lead of Flyway, the open-source tool that makes database migration easy.

He is a Continuous Delivery and Immutable Infrastructure expert, a Java Champion, a JavaOne Rockstar and a regular speaker at many large international conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, Jfokus, JavaZone, QCon, JAX, ...

You can follow him on Twitter at @axelfontaine


Architecting for Continuous Delivery and Zero Downtime

Two day intensive on-site training with Axel Fontaine

Upcoming dates

Iasi, Romania (May 10-11, 2017)
Oslo, Norway (Oct 16-17, 2017)

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