From: Audrey Avant <Audrey.Avant@asu.edu>
Date: Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 1:18 PM
Subject: SEMINAR: Randy Guthrie: Microsoft: Cloud Computing/Windows Azure
Behalf of Dr. Yann-Hang Lee
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING, INFORMATICS, AND DECISION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
PO Box 878809
Tempe, AZ 85287-8809
Cloud Computing/Windows Azure
Monday, February 15, 2010
11:00am – 12:00pm
In this presentation Randy will give a brief history of computing infrastructure paradigms and review in depth what cloud computing is, the business model for implementation, compare the different offerings by Microsoft, Amazon.com and Google, and give a live demonstration of a simple web application and data storage deployments to the Windows Azure cloud.
Randy Guthrie is an Academic Developer Evangelist (ADE) for Microsoft Corporation. As an ADE, Randy provides academic and research support to faculty and students at top-tier schools in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Kansas. Prior to his working at Microsoft, Randy was a professor at Cal Poly Pomona, where he taught software engineering, programming & MIS courses. Before his appointment at Cal Poly, Randy spent thirteen years working for the Northrop Grumman Corporation, where he was a contract manager on the Stealth Bomber project, a project manager, and financial analyst. Randy earned his MBA in 1998 from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management, a master's degree in Information Science in 1999 and a PhD in Information Systems and Technology in 2008 from Claremont Graduate University. Randy's dissertation studied how developer team bias software interfaces to particular types of users. Randy's favorite gadgets are his Zune music player and XBox 360.