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Joao Monteiro Soares

João is working with Ericsson since 2014 as a researcher in cloud technologies, working primarily with distributed cloud and next-generation cloud infrastructures. Prior to his current position, João spent 5 years at Portugal Telecom Inovação (today Altice Labs). He holds a master degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, trained in the field of computer networks, and a Ph.D in the field of cloud computing.

Joao Monteiro Soares

Scaling cloud platforms the P2P way

With the size of centralized cloud deployments continuing to increase and with distributed and edge cloud deployments becoming a reality, how can cloud management platforms scale regardless of infrastructure size and shape? Can performance levels be maintained as scale increases? Centralized and hierarchical approaches have historically dominated but distributed approaches based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies are highly relevant to bring into the conversation.

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The fundamentals of highly available cloud services

Companies claim that their cloud services are accessible by users anywhere and anytime. But are they really available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year? There’s a study from Ponemon institute, showing that the average cost of a datacenter outage is around USD 740,357 – a significant loss for both cloud providers and users. How much interruption of this sort can users tolerate? Which are the main sources of failure in a data center? How much extra redundancy is needed? What are the existing mechanisms for offering the desired level of service availability?

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