Multi Cloud Architecture Workshop – London, May 1st, 2014

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Join us to learn how ScreenzWebydo and Fireblade have partnered with Emind Cloud Experts to deploy their web-scale workloads on Google Cloud Platform. In this session, we will take a closer look at the specific best practices and techniques used to achieve scalability and performance while continuously optimizing costs via Cloudyn for matchless utilization of Google Cloud.

Location: Google Offices, Saint Giles, London

Date: May 1, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM




09:00-09:30 – Gathering

09:30-10:00 – Scaling with Google Cloud

Barak Regev, Head of Google Cloud Platform – EMEA

Barak Regev is the head of Google Cloud Platform in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). His responsibilities include managing sales, partner relations and business development for Google’s suite of Cloud Platform products. Prior to his current position, Barak led Google Enterprise for Emerging Markets in EMEA. With over 17 years of experience in software driven companies, Barak’s biggest passion is introducing innovative, disruptive technologies that help transform businesses, delivering a magical end-user experience. Barak holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Science from California State University and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

10:00-10:30 – Screenz Hit 2.8 Million Votes per Second on GCP

Screenz has recently launched an extremely scalable IP voting platform to support the real-time mobile application for the TV show, ‘Rising Star’. Test runs of the application succeeded in handling a new record of 2.8 million concurrent votes for a period of 3 minutes; the highest number reached so far on Google Cloud Platform.

The system utilizes Google Cloud Platform as a host based on its unique network and compute abilities to manage millions of requests per second, enabling maximum flexibility and outstanding performance.  In addition, Google Compute Engine is deployed globally, spanning multiple continents, maximizing availability and drastically reducing latency. By utilizing Google BigQuery, Screenz is able to host its big data platform, providing broadcasters with the ability to analyze large amounts of data collected from the real time voting system.

Screenz partnered with Emind Cloud Experts in order to design, deploy and operate their unique technology on Google Cloud.  Together, they have created a fully automated system, taking full advantage of Google Cloud’s unique features, facilitating superior performance, flexibility and robustness.

Yifat Fouchs, Managing Director of Screenz Europe

For the past two years, Yifat has been the Managing Director of Screenz Europe. After earning her bachelor’s degree in communication and management, she worked on various Israeli news and entertainment shows, eventually joining ‘The Box’, a content company that specializes in creating compelling content for broadcast entertainment and advertising. As the head of business development, Yifat worked alongside international companies such as Nike, Orange, and Coca Cola, to name a few. After a relocation to London, she began working as the managing director of the newly founded, Screenz, in 2012. As such, she has been in charge of the company’s UK office and has been an integral part of the company’s success with digital products for the television industry and the show, ‘Rising Star’, in particular.

10:30-11:15 – A Deep Dive into Web-Scaling Cloud Blueprints with Emind

Lahav Savir, Emind’s CEO, will explore the blueprints of a number of web-scale systems enabled by Emind’s cloud architects. In this investigation, he will touch on important cloud management domains such as performance, availability, security, cost optimization and monitoring, focusing on the practices employed and actual results derived from each case.

Lahav Savir, CEO and Co-Founder at Emind Systems

Lahav is a System Architect with over 15 years of experience, specializing in back-end systems, design and the deployment of high-end, online services. As both the System Specialist and CEO, Lahav leads Emind Systems, a boutique company providing high-end IT services through design, implementation and ongoing data center management.

11:15-11:45 – Break

11:30-12:00 – Cost Performance in a Multi-Cloud Environment

Vittaly Tavor, the founder and VP of Products at Cloudyn, will delve into the issues associated with cloud cost optimization.  Kicking off with an analysis of the impact of migration from on-premise systems to the cloud, then continuing on with an assortment of IaaS pricing models, and last but certainly not least, concluding with hot tips on optimizing cloud costs to enable full multi-cloud cost management.

Vittaly Tavor – Founder and VP of Products at Cloudyn

Responsible for defining the company’s strategic roadmap along with product development, Vittaly (Vit) is a software industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in configuration management and real-time performance monitoring.

12:00-12:30 – Secure Application Delivery Network (SADN) Across Multiple Clouds

Fireblade provides small and medium-sized businesses with a SaaS tool that bundles all aspects of website security and traffic management into one cost-effective solution. With advanced website security, DDoS protection and uptime monitoring, along with site acceleration in a single dashboard interface, Fireblade is a prime example of secure application delivery networking across multiple clouds.

Shay Rapaport, Co-Founder and CEO at Fireblade

Shay is a true visionary with extensive knowledge in internet security. Prior to Fireblade, Shay founded SmartMove, a CMS provider, and acted as its CEO for 5 years. He also has vast experience as an IT consultant and project manager. Shay holds an LL.M. in International Law, and specializes in internet law and cybercrime. Additionally, he has a background in journalism.

12:30-13:00 – Automation, Speed and the Multi-Cloud Environment

Oron Adam, Emind’s CTO, will speak about the challenges and solutions involved in delivering steady, robust software service for today’s SaaS providers. Through Emind’s best practices, Oron will elaborate upon the unique tools used to enable customers with the ability to automatically and continuously integrate, deploy and manage their complete application stack within the public clouds.

Oron Adam, CTO and Chief Architect at Emind Systems

Oron is an experienced software architect and an IT professional with hands-on experience in designing and deploying complex, multi-tier software environments at scale.

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Google Offices, Saint Giles, London​

Lahav Savir

Founder and CTO, Cloud Platforms

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