Miniconf on Cloud Server Management (New Delhi)

On costs, scaling and securing cloud servers

##About the event

Cloud server management brings with it as many challenges as it offers conveniences. It is time to unbundle questions about:

  1. Resource allocation: how best to allocate manpower, time, money and infrastructure capacity?
  2. Scaling: how best to utilize capacity in the present, and factors involved in planning for the future?
  3. Security: which scenarios must you plan for, and how best to secure your data, applications and systems?

##Who should submit a talk

If you:

  1. Work with cloud servers,
  2. Plan and manage infrastructure,
  3. Make decisions on technology and architecture for your organization,

submit a talk for any of the three events in this series.


Each event is single-day, with about 4-5 short and long talks, 2-3 demos, one BOF, and a three-hour workshop on configuration management.

We are accepting proposals for:

  • 30-minute talks – which cover conceptual topics and case studies.
  • Crisp 15-minute talks – on new tools and techniques in cloud server management.
  • 5-10 min demos.
  • Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions, led by 1-3 persons from the community, on a relevant topic.
  • 3-hour hands-on workshops on configuration management.

##Selection process

Proposals will be shortlisted and reviewed by an editorial team consisting of practitioners from the community. Make sure your abstract contains the following information:

  1. Key insights you will present, or takeaways for the audience.
  2. Overall flow of the content.

You must submit links to videos of talks you have delivered in the past, or record and upload a two-min self-recorded video explaining what your talk is about, and why is it relevant for this event.

Also consider submitting links to:

  1. A detailed outline, or
  2. Mindmap, explaining the structure of the talk, or
  3. Draft slides

along with your proposal.

##Honorarium for selected speakers; travel grants

Selected speakers and workshop instructors will receive an honorarium of Rs. 3,000 each, at the end of their talk. Confirmed speakers and instructors also get a pass to the conference and networking dinner. We do not provide free passes for speakers’ colleagues and spouses.

Travel grants are available for domestic speakers. We evaluate each case on its merits, giving preference to women, people of non-binary gender, and Africans.
If you require a grant, request it when you submit your proposal in the field where you add your location. Rootconf Miniconf is funded through ticket purchases and sponsorships; travel grant budgets vary.

##Important dates

Cloud Sever Management Miniconf in Chennai: 25 November, 2017
Cloud Sever Management Miniconf in Mumbai: 8 December, 2017
Cloud Sever Management Miniconf in Delhi: 20 January, 2018

##Contact details:
For more information about speaking, Rootconf, the Miniconf series, sponsorships, tickets, or any other information contact or call 7676332020.

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Albert Anthony


Cost Optimization on AWS

Submitted Jan 3, 2018

Cost for cloud workloads is often a paradigm shift for most organizations. First, we start getting monthly bills because everything is rented and secondly, most of the price calculations are not so easy to understand, making cost optimization on cloud difficult to understand and implement.
This session will help you decipher cost calculations for AWS and provide you with best practices for optimizing cost for your cloud workloads.
You will also learn how we managed to save US $ 1.5 million in annual billing costs for an AWS customer.
This session is intended for all who have their workloads deployed on cloud, including entrepeneurs, project managers, solution architects and system administrators.


AWS Tools for Cost Optimization
Reserved Instances
Spot Instances
Cost Explorer
AWS Trusted Advisor
AWS Billing
Billing Dashboard (Demo)
Case Study – Saving US $ 1.8 Million in AWS Costs


No pre-requisites required.

Speaker bio

Albert is founder of LovesCloud, a cloud consulting and training startup. With more than 15 years of experience in IT across USA, India and Middle East, he brings real life solutions to resolve issues related to cloud, devops, products and project management. He has managed and designed solutions for several .NET, SharePoint and AWS projects. His cloud and devops experience includes working on several migration projects, big data, hybrid mobile application development and setting up monitoring as a service business vertical.
He is a PMP and a Certified Scrum Master. He has worked with organizations of all shapes and sizes in various geographies to bring best in products, services and governance. He has been training on cloud for corporates and individuals on multiple topics.
Albert has been training for more than 8 years on various technologies including cloud, devops, cost management, security, agile and project management. He has authored a book “Mastering AWS Security” for Packt Publishing in October 2017.



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