If you are Zynga, Netflix, or the next hot web startup, the cloud provides you with programmatic access to vast storage and computing resources and the ability to scale your app by launching hundreds of load-balanced servers as needed.
Increasingly, however, it is small and medium businesses and traditional IT departments that are looking to the cloud to complement, and in some cases replace, their existing infrastructure.
They are attracted to the self-service capabilities of the cloud, a giant IT vending machine that can deploy complete applications with the push of a button and which can be later customize and managed as needed.
This talk will describe in detail this new wave of cloud usage. It will draw from our experience packaging BitNami stacks, which have been deployed millions of times and power the products of the leading commercial open source companies.