My Own Private Cloud: Making Rails Deployment Suck Less Without Outsourcing Your Infrastructure

Rich Kilmer (LivingSocial), Chad Fowler (LivingSocial)
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Rails apps are a challenge to deploy — it’s a fact. Traditionally, developers would wrestle with a lot of moving parts in an administrative task that delays and annoys. As the number of Rails apps increases, deployment becomes a significant challenge particularly for developers new to Ruby/Rails. The issue becomes compounded within larger companies and enterprises. It’s not the developer that deploys, but IT professionals that don’t understand the Rails stack and have very little motive to do so. Additionally, developers who are building commercial Rails apps are learning that many customers do not want apps delivered through Cloud services. They want the apps deployed “on-premise” or in a private cloud behind their firewall. This impacts the market for many independent developers or companies building Rails apps as business products. This session will explore these many issues and show some possible solutions.

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Rich Kilmer

LivingSocial

Your conference hosts Rich Kilmer and Chad Fowler also have day jobs – running InfoEther, a Ruby and Rails
consultancy specializing in complex software development projects based outside Washington, DC.
Rich and Chad helped create RubyGems.

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Chad Fowler

LivingSocial

Your conference hosts Rich Kilmer and Chad Fowler also have day jobs – running InfoEther, a Ruby and Rails
consultancy specializing in complex software development projects based outside Washington, DC.
Rich and Chad helped create RubyGems.

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