Shanghai, China
June 24–26, 2019
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Tuesday, June 25 • 15:05 - 15:40
Why is Cloud-Native Application Development Still So Hard? - Irene Zhang, Microsoft Research & University of Washington & Venugopal Reddy, Huawei

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Creating reliable, scalable, distributed cloud-native applications is still way too difficult for us mere mortal application developers. Why must we understand and solve complex distributed systems problems like data consistency, shard balancing, consensus algorithms, network partitions and exponential backoff just to build a straightforward business or social media app? Given that new real-world applications now also run across intermittently connected mobile devices, hybrid cloud servers, edge nodes, IoT devices etc, the problem is rapidly becoming even more difficult, to a point of being practically impossible.

Surely we can do much better than this?

Quinton and Irene will describe some of the recent advances in distributed systems R&D, and an open source distributed cloud operating system their groups have been collaborating on, that might just provide a way forward.

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Irene Zhang

Researcher, Microsoft Research & University of Washington
Irene is a researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond and affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on distributed systems and operating systems, especially for mobile devices and datacenters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE3eMxYJDiE&t=146s

Venugopal Reddy K

Lead Architect, Huawei
Working on distributed computing platform research and development from past one year. Prior to that, was part of network protocol stack development in routing and switching technologies(MPLS, PCE, BGP, L2/L3VPN OSPF, ISIS etc).Have worked on virtualized data center network solutions... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 15:05 - 15:40 CST
Gold Hall