George Reese

Getting Started with Amazon Web Services

Date: This event took place live on April 08 2009

Presented by: George Reese

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

Amazon has rapidly established itself as the major player in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) domain of cloud computing. Author of Cloud Application Architectures and enStratus founder and CTO George Reese provides this introduction into establishing a cloud infrastructure through Amazon Web Services. Learn how to setup servers and launch them into production through the Amazon web console.

About George Reese

George Reese is the founder of two Minneapolis-based companies, enStratus Networks LLC (maker of high-end cloud infrastructure management tools) and Valtira LLC (maker of the Valtira Online Marketing Platform). Over the past 15 years, George has authored a number of technology books, including MySQL Pocket Reference, Database Programming with JDBC and Java, Java Database Best Practices, and the upcoming Web Architecture and Programming in the Cloud.

Throughout the Internet era, George has spent his career building enterprise tools for developers and delivering solutions to the marketing domain. He was an influential force in the evolution of online gaming through the creation of a number of Open Source MUD libraries and he created the first JDBC driver in 1996-the Open Source mSQL-JDBC. Most recently, George has been involved in the development of systems to support the deployment of transactional web applications in the cloud.

George holds a BA in Philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois. He currently lives in Minnesota with his wife Monique and his daughters Kyra and Lindsey.

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