Cloud Connect live – Lew Tucker keynote

More than ever, the network is the computer. And the network is growing fast.

Architectural battle on how applications are built. Horizontal scalability is key. Eventual consistency.¬†Tightly coupled architectures cause a lot of problems. Inflexible and complex, it doesn’t scale.

Layering decouples parts of the system. Provisioning of applications is decoupled from the provisioning of the infrastructure. This leads to a revolution in how applications are built.

The cloud becomes “turtles all the way down”

Networking is a platform…needs to be managed as a system. It is the computer, and this is just the beginning.