Yahoo! was a sponsor at the Cloud Computing Expo this week in Santa Clara, which drew more than 2,000 attendees from around the globe.
Shelton Shugar, Yahoo!’s SVP of Cloud Computing, presented a keynote on Yahoo!’s vision for cloud computing, and an overview of Yahoo!'s Internet-scale private cloud services. As part of his talk, Shelton announced the open sourcing of Traffic Server, which has already gained huge traction (Traffic Server team, you rock!).
IT Pro commented: “Yahoo is taking another step into the cloud by confirming it is opening up its Traffic Server to an open source version … This is the second time within five months that Yahoo has shown its dedication to the open source cloud, following its opening up of its Hadoop platform in June this year.”
Shelton also announced a new release of the Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop, which includes exciting improvements to robustness, security, performance, and operability. The YDN published a summary of Shelton’s talk on its blog. Sys-Con published a transcript of its question and answer session with Shelton on its blog.
Yahoo! cloud technology leaders presented a comprehensive overview of our cloud services:
- Raghu Ramakrishnan provided an exciting general session covering Yahoos technology leadership in addressing the challenges of building global and scalable cloud solution.
- Surendra Reddy described Yahoo!’s cloud serving infrastructure, declarative approach, and the Open Cloud Protocol (OpenCap).
- Eric Baldeschwieler talked about the massive usage of Hadoop at Yahoo! with more than 25,000 nodes..
- Chuck Neerdaels described Yahoo!'s global cloud storage and edge solutions, specifically Sherpa, MObStor, and Traffic Server.
- Jonathan Trevor presented an introduction to Yahoo! Query Language (YQL). His talk included discussion of YQL Open Tables, which run on the Sherpa cloud storage service, and a cool live demo.
The presentations were complemented by a Yahoo! booth on the exhibit floor staffed by energetic engineers from our team (thank you!) who spread the word about Yahoo!’s cloud computing leadership.
Sys-Con, the event coordinator, described the event in a press release.
Director, product management, cloud computing