2013-05-06 - Alan Smith - The Global Windows Azure Bootcamp render lab explained

April 27th, 2013. What started as an idea to run a Windows Azure Bootcamp on a couple of locations around the world grew into almost 100 locations giving a free one-day Windows Azure training. To start the day and get people up to speed quickly, a render lab had to be deployed. With all attendees, there have been almost 10.000 machines running, all retrieving jobs to render and posting their data to a centralized location. In this talk, Alan will tell you how he scaled this workload across thousands of machines in a reliable way.

Speaker: Alan Smith works as a developer, trainer, mentor and evangelist in Stockgolm where he specializes in Windows Azure development and training. He is one of the lead contributors to the Azure development community. In October 2011 he published the first edition of “The Windows Azure Service Bus Developer’s Guide”, a free e-book that will evolve over time to cover all the Windows Azure Service Bus technologies as they are introduced into production. In 2012 he took the initiative to organize “Cloud Burst 2012”, a free user group conference featuring two days of sessions from six international presenters. He is a regular presenter at conferences and user groups, and co-runs the Sweden Windows Azure Group (SWAG). He has held the Microsoft MVP award for eight years.
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