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Netflix: The Transition to a Secure and Scalable Anywhere Enterprise

At Cloud Expo, Netflix VP Mike Kail to discuss how to embrace Public Cloud to improve agility and service delivery

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Netflix has long been known for being a leader and innovator in delivering its Netflix service by leveraging public cloud service provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS). However, Netflix's IT team wasn't quite there, and still had many legacy applications and infrastructure in place. One thing is to start a platform from the ground up solely leveraging cloud. It's an entirely different process to do so from a legacy environment to more SaaS based and infrastructure as a service. The goal for Netflix is to achieve 100% of this by beginning of 2015. Mike Kail joined Netflix in 2011 as VP of IT Operations and is tasked with ensuring that this migration happens as smoothly as possible.

In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Mike will discuss the things that need to happen in order to do so in a seamless and secure manner. In this session, discover how:

  • Netflix went through the decision process in evaluating what legacy applications and workloads could be migrated first
  • The IT Operations team works through to ensure that critical business applications meet the organization's requirements of manageability and SLAs (high availability, downtime, etc.)
  • To ensure the infrastructure and applications running are secure in this hybrid environment, as the company moves to more of an enterprise IT as a service model
  • To embrace Public Cloud to improve agility and service delivery

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Speaker Bio:
Mike Kail is the VP of IT Operations at Netflix, leading a team of 100+ employees in his organization. Mike is an experienced professional with over 20 years of IT-Operations executive leadership experience who focuses on highly scalable architecture. Before Netflix, he was the VP of IT Operations at Attensity where he was responsible for various big data components as well as the integration of Americas and the EMEA IT teams. He specializes in Unix System/Network Architecture, SaaS/Cloud deployments, Hadoop/HBase clusters,Monitoring/Alerting, SQL/NoSQL, Virtualization, & Performance Tuning/Scalability. Mike has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University.

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