Cloud Computing: Location, Location, Location

Wednesday 10th February 2010, 6:30 pm.

Speaker: Duncan Johnston-Watt, CEO, Cloudsoft Corporation.

Room G.07, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB - map.

This talk is free of charge. Refreshments available from 6:00 pm.


There are many factors that contribute to the efficient delivery of an application or service in the cloud but paradoxically its location is one of the most important.

Without application mobility it is impossible to optimize the delivery of an application or service and providing hooks for managing location based on policy and the ability to dynamically migrate an application or one of its components from one location to another at runtime are essential features of any cloud middleware or platform-as-a-service offering.

Application mobility also makes it dramatically easier to support the hybrid cloud computing model bridging between private cloud and trusted third party cloud providers.

In this talk we will cover -

  • The key drivers behind application mobility – optimization, cost and compliance.
  • How we’ve implemented application mobility and incorporated this into Monterey, our enterprise class cloud platform.
  • How we’ve exploited application mobility in our EzBrokerage example.

About the speaker


Duncan Johnston-Watt is Founder & CEO of Cloudsoft Corporation (, a venture backed startup providing cloud computing software and services that empower organizations to quickly develop, deploy and migrate applications in the cloud. Prior to Cloudsoft, Duncan was Founder & CTO of Enigmatec Corporation, the leader in enterprise data center automation.

Duncan has over twenty years industry experience with a particular focus on distributed systems. A Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate for his pioneering work introducing Java Enterprise to financial services, Duncan holds an MSc in Computation from Oxford University. Duncan is actively looking for individuals & firms interested in participating in Cloudsoft's Monterey beta program. For more information visit

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