Speaker: Allan Leinwand, CTO, Infrastructure Engineering, Zynga

Moderator: Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, VentureBeat

Some companies go all-in on the public cloud, whilst others find reasons to keep everything locked up inside data centers that they control. Zynga, the world’s leading social game developer, and makers of popular games like CityVille, FarmVille and Words With Friends, is a little different. Initially dependent upon traditional, hosted infrastructure, Zynga moved to Amazon Web Services as it experienced explosive growth. However, as its needs changed, Zynga developed its own private cloud, dubbed zCloud, and distributed some of its computing on dedicated infrastructure. Allan Leinwand, CTO of Infrastructure Engineering at Zynga, will explore the rationale his company adopted in steering this course from hosting to a hybrid public and private cloud and help the audience to understand how they might discover the best course in their own circumstances.

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