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On-Demand Panel Discussion

Solving Application Cloud Waste: A Panel Discussion

What is Cloud Waste, What Are the Real Impacts, & What Can We Do About It?

45 mins

What do you know about over-provisioned or wasted resources in the cloud? Do you think about the money they cost? Have you thought about lost human-hours and organizational resources? What about the impact to the environment?

We’ll be hosting a panel of experts this Earth Day to talk about the various impacts of over-provisioning your cloud resources. The discussion will range over what waste means in cloud environments, what the ecosystem sees and how businesses interpret the issue, and what some real steps are that you can take to cut down on this waste.

Save your seat, and come learn how to make a difference!

If this aligns with your interests/expertise and you would like to join the panel, please email events@stormforge.io, and we’d be happy to consider adding you!

BONUS: Your attendance will benefit One Tree Planted, and you’ll also receive a GrubHub gift card to enjoy lunch during the session.

Expected topics include:

  • What is ‘Cloud Waste’?
    • A lot of people don’t understand the concept of Cloud Waste. What does it mean to you?
    • How Does Cloud Waste Impact Me?
      • What are the various impacts of cloud waste, and which parts are most concerning to various groups of people (tech sphere, costs, resource hog, real world impacts, environmental, etc).
      • How can we help others to view the separate impacts as all sides of the same coin?
      • What Can We Do About This?
        • What are real ways that people and companies can reduce their cloud waste, and how do they even know if they’re efficient or problematic in the first place?

        Featured Panelists:

        Adrian Cockcroft

        VP of Sustainability Architecture, Amazon

        Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology, and is fascinated by what happens next. In his role as VP Sustainability Architecture at Amazon, he is developing and sharing best practices for sustainable product architectures, and working with teams across AWS to support their own sustainability programs.

        Cockcroft started out with a degree in Applied Physics and Electronics from The City University, London. He worked as a developer in the UK, joined Sun Microsystems and then moved to the United States in 1993, ending up as a Distinguished Engineer. Cockcroft left Sun in 2004, was a founding member of eBay research labs, and started at Netflix in 2007. He initially directed a team working on personalization algorithms and then became cloud architect, helping teams scale and migrate to AWS. As Netflix shared its architecture publicly, Cockcroft became a regular speaker at conferences and executive summits, and he created and led the Netflix open source program. In 2014, he joined VC firm Battery Ventures, promoting new ideas around DevOps, microservices, cloud and containers, and joined AWS in October 2016, focused on the needs of cloud native and “all-in” customers. He recruited a team of experienced open source technologists to AWS, and has given keynote presentations at AWS Summits and many other events around the world. In 2021 he left AWS to transition to the Amazon Sustainability Team, and is the board observer for Amazon at the OS-Climate foundation.

        Cockcroft is a published author of four books, notably Sun Performance and Tuning (Prentice Hall, 1998), and contributed forwards to several books including Ahead In The Cloud – Best Practices for Navigating the Future of Enterprise IT (2018). 

        Cheryl Hung

        VP of Ecosystem, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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        Cheryl Hung (@oicheryl) is VP Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, where she leads the CNCF End User Community. At over 140 members, including global names such as Apple, Spotify and Mastercard, it is the largest end user community of any open source foundation or standards body. CNCF is home to over 70 of the fastest growing open source infrastructure projects, including Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy, as part of the Linux Foundation.

        Cheryl is a regular keynote speaker and founded the Cloud Native London meetup with 6000 members. She previously built backend features for Google Maps as a C++ engineer, and holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, King’s College.

        Eric Mulartrick

        FinOps Lead, Dell Boomi

        Eric Mulartrick is the FinOps Lead at Boomi, a Dell Technologies Business, where he leads the Boomi organization to get the most value out of every dollar spent in the cloud. Eric’s passion has driven increased efficiency, silo reduction, and cultural changes within Boomi. Boomi quickly and easily unites everything in your digital technology foundation so you can achieve business outcomes, quickly and efficiently. As an iPaaS pioneer and a leader in Gartner’s Enterprise iPaaS Magic Quadrant for 7 years in a row, Boomi understands the importance of enabling you to deliver truly integrated experiences that simplify your user’s lives, create loyalty and trust, and grant wishes – whether you’re looking to gain a comprehensive view of your data, unify your ecosystem, or engage users how, when, and where they want.

        Eric is a member of the FinOps Foundation and is passionate about the subject of cloud efficiencies. Eric holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from La Salle University and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Virginia Tech.

        Moderated By:

        Matt Provo

        Matt Provo

        Founder & CEO, StormForge