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Wednesday, October 13 • 11:55am - 12:30pm
Cloud-Agnostic Design for Fun and Profit - Alex Meijer & Anusha Iyer, Corsha, Inc.

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There is now sufficient competition in the cloud computing space that all the major cloud providers are competing directly on pricing. Like any other market, there are significant opportunities for savings if an organization is willing to periodically switch to more competitive service providers. However, the engineering cost of a cloud provider migration typically negates those savings – but that doesn't have to be the case. This talk will cover a two-year journey spanning several cloud providers, and how to avoid vendor lock-in by making cloud agnostic design a first-class consideration. A case study will be provided on how embracing open source projects like Kubernetes, Terraform, and Helm permitted lightning-fast migration to and from cloud providers driven by economic incentives. The high level details of Corsha's Infrastructure-as-code strategy will be discussed, and how an early commitment to this approach has resulted in flexible and efficient cloud native app deployments.

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Anusha Iyer

Co-Founder & CTO, Corsha
Anusha is a technology leader with over 15 years of experience in security minded software, analytics, and managed services. A Carnegie Mellon alum, she started off her career in the DC area working at the Naval Research Lab on reverse engineering and tactical edge networking. Prior... Read More →

Alex Meijer

Infrastructure Lead, Corsha, Inc
Alex is currently the Infrastructure Lead at Corsha, and early stage startup developing the first MFA for API connections. His interests include operating systems, virtualization, and automation. In his free time, he enjoys learning new skills through programing side projects, hiking... Read More →

Wednesday October 13, 2021 11:55am - 12:30pm PDT
Petree Hall D + Online
  Application + Development