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Open Network User Group (ONUG) Fall Conference

Ahead in the Cloud book cover


The Open Network User Group (ONUG) is an influential end-user organization that drives the creation and adoption of open standards in networking, cloud, and related technologies. Earlier in 2018, AWS joined ONUG, and Adrian Cockcroft spoke at the spring ONUG event in San Francisco. We will soon be sponsoring the fall ONUG event in New York on October 22-23, which includes an opportunity to sign up for a workshop, Kubernetes the AWSome Way, on October 23rd, that covers everything you need to know about running Kubernetes on AWS.

If you’d like to attend the workshop, please sign up directly, and if you have any questions about it, please contact us, preferably via your AWS account team. We’ll have some of the local New York office solutions architects attending the event, staffing an expo booth to get all your questions answered.

At the ONUG reception there will be a book signing of “Ahead in the Cloud – Best Practices for Navigating the Future of Enterprise IT” by Stephen Orban of AWS, which also contains a foreword by Adrian Cockcroft, so you might be able to get a double-signed version!

Adrian will also be presenting to the Container Networking working group, both to explain the many AWS networking capabilities, and to gather input on the challenges customers face so that we can prioritize further developments.

We look forward to seeing you at ONUG, and it’s always good to spend a week in New York!




Adrian Cockcroft

Adrian Cockcroft

Vice President Cloud Architecture Strategy, Amazon Web Services Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology, and is fascinated by what happens next. In his role at AWS, Cockcroft is focused on the needs of cloud native and “all-in” customers, and leads the AWS open source community development team. Prior to AWS, Cockcroft started out as a developer in the UK, joined Sun Microsystems and then moved to the United States in 1993, ending up as a Distinguished Engineer. Cockcroft left Sun in 2004, was a founding member of eBay research labs, and started at Netflix in 2007. He initially directed a team working on personalization algorithms and then became cloud architect, helping teams scale and migrate to AWS. As Netflix shared its architecture publicly, Cockcroft became a regular speaker at conferences and executive summits, and he created and led the Netflix open source program. In 2014, he joined VC firm Battery Ventures, promoting new ideas around DevOps, microservices, cloud and containers, and moved into his current role at AWS in October 2016. During 2017 he recruited a team of experienced open source technologists and gave keynote presentations at AWS Summits and many other events around the world. Cockcroft holds a degree in Applied Physics from The City University, London and is a published author of four books, notably Sun Performance and Tuning (Prentice Hall, 1998).