Amazon Web Services User Group Edinburgh: AWS User Group Edinburgh #16 Scottish Government, VMware & AWS

6:30pm - 7pm: Refreshments and networking
7:00pm - 7:50pm: 1st talk Scottish Government Virtualizes Critical Legacy Apps in VMware Cloud on AWS

Neill Smith, Head of Infrastructure at the Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Economy will walk us through ARE's desire to embrace a modern hybrid cloud strategy. This was complicated by many mission-critical, legacy applications and Oracle databases that were perceived to be impossible to virtualize or move to the cloud due to their dependence on legacy technologies such as the SPARC/Solaris platform, Oracle Database 10g, and Oracle APEX. ARE virtualised their legacy application stacks using VMware vSphere, and leveraged VMware HCX and VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) as a disaster recovery platform. ARE proved that even the most stubborn legacy applications can be a good fit for a hybrid cloud environment built on the strong technological foundations provided by AWS and VMware.

7:50pm - 8:00pm: Break
8:00pm - 8:50pm: Designing Serverless applications with Operations in mind

Pawan Puthran, a Senior Specialist Technical Account Manager (TAM) - Serverless, will cover some of the best practices from AWS as well the lessons learnt from AWS customers when it comes to Serverless operations.

Topics include:
- Deployment patterns
- Understand the health of your serverless application
- Logging, Tracing, Metrics
- Measuring Business and Operational Metrics
- AWS Service limits

Thank you to Skyscanner for hosting the event and CirrusHQ for the pizza!

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We are really looking forward to meeting you! James (@cirrushq / @AWSUGScotland)