Leading companies have come to depend on cloud technology as a core part of their infrastructure and business models. Cloud has made applications mobile and infrastructure agile and on-demand. We’ll talk to the world’s most recognizable brands at Structure:Europe to learn from their experiences with global deployments and how they are scaling for the future.
A fifth of the world wide web: the WordPress giant and the open-source movement
Eighteen percent of the world’s web traffic is generated by WordPress sites (see disclosure), attracting 360 million visitors and nearly 11 billion page views monthly. Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, will join us to share his experiences with scaling his SaaS application, which has employed both cloud and local servers as it has grown. Now 10 years old, WordPress is a flagship project of the open-source movement, another theme that will be addressed by the likes of Tim Bell, CERN’s OpenStack advocate, and Frank Frankovsky of Facebook, a key proponent of the Open Compute Project.
BMW: Its cultural focus on excellence and precision extends to infrastructure, come learn best practices
The decision for Mario Müeller to transition to a cloud-based architecture was informed by BMW’s core values of technological leadership and innovation. He has overseen the development of the new private cloud to satisfy internal requirements of zero downtime, resiliency, migration and interoperability with legacy software. Currently BMW’s cloud supports over 1,000 web applications servicing over 100,000 employees, and the IT organization serves as a key factor for maintaining the auto maker’s ranking as one of the worlds’ top 10 car manufacturers.
Disclosure: Automattic, the maker of WordPress, is backed by True, a venture capital firm that is an investor in the parent company of GigaOM. Om Malik, the founder of GigaOM, is also a venture partner at True.