The Myth of Cloud Agnosticism

Friday, 2018, August 31 - 14:5015:30

Corey Quinn, Last Week in AWS

Abstract: 

In theory, the idea of having infrastructure that can seamlessly deploy between different cloud providers is a wonderful concept. Who wouldn't love to migrate workloads seamlessly between providers for a variety of reasons? In theory, a tiger with an anger management problem is just a scaled up house-cat.

This talk explores the practical reality of cloud agnosticism, with all of its warts. The financial, technical, and operational complexities introduced by multiple providers can take companies by surprise. Come explore the basic truth of "however much you hate your cloud provider, you will hate the migration process far more."

Corey Quinn, Last Week in AWS

Currently a Cloud Economist at the Quinn Advisory Group, and an advisor to ReactiveOps, Corey has a history as an engineering director, public speaker, and cloud architect. He specializes in helping companies address horrifying AWS bills, and curates LastWeekinAWS.com, a weekly newsletter summarizing the latest in AWS news, blogs, and tips, sprinkled with snark. Outside of his professional work, Corey is known for overdressing, telling entertaining stories, and carrying a cigarette case full of tiny umbrellas.

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BibTeX
@inproceedings {218951,
author = {Corey Quinn},
title = {The Myth of Cloud Agnosticism},
booktitle = {SREcon18 Europe/Middle East/Africa (SREcon18 Europe)},
year = {2018},
address = {Dusseldorf},
url = {https://www.usenix.org/node/218952},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
}