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Q&A: Duncan Winn and Haydon Ryan

In this next interview with speakers you’ll hear at next week’s Cloud Foundry Summit 2015, we hear from VMware’s Duncan Winn and Haydon Ryan. Their talk explores trade offs to consider when considering High Availability and Disaster recovery in Cloud Foundry

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Tell us a little bit about yourself and your career history

Haydon: I’ve worked in a variety of large and small companies in the IT space for 12 years, ranging from Education, Development, Operations, Sales and Support across three continents. I love the concept of software platforms that allow creative thinkers to turn their ideas quickly into concepts and scaleable apps to add value to people’s lives. I also started a side business about 1.5 years ago developing Apps.

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Duncan: I’ve been working with enterprise companies as a Field Engineer for several years now, spanning the application architecture and middleware space. I love the beauty and complexity of distributed systems when, as in the case of Cloud Foundry they are built well.

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How did you get involved in Cloud Foundry?

Haydon: A good friend of mine worked for VMware and showed me as an app developer how amazing simple deployments became using Cloud Foundry. I was instantly hooked.

Duncan: Coming from the SpringSource Division of VMware I started to focus on CF and I moved across to VMware to focus on CF when VMware was formed.

What do you hope people learn?

Both: Best practices for ensuring that their Cloud Foundry is as highly available as possible, how to protect from malicious attacks and if the worst happens how to bring it all back.

What you are speaking about at CF Summit?

Both: How to make Cloud Foundry bomb proof (HA / DR / Security concerns).

Why do you think what your talk is about is important?

Both: We present best practices for ensuring that their Cloud Foundry is as highly available as possible, how to protect from malicious attacks and if the worst happens how to bring it all back.

Register today for Cloud Foundry Summit 2015.