Operations as Advantage: A Conversation with Brian Behlendorf, Co-founder of Apache and CTO of Collab.Net

Brian Behlendorf, Founder & CTO, CollabNet

Track: O'Reilly Radar: The Executive Briefing
Date: Tuesday, July 25
Time: 11:00am - 11:15am
Location: E146

In a world where software is delivered as a service, the quality of a company's operational infrastructure is a key source of competitive advantage. Is this a world where scale matters? In a recent interview, Debra Chrapaty, the VP of Operations for Microsoft's Windows Live, contended that in the future, being a developer on someone's platform will mean being hosted on their infrastructure, and suggested that only a few companies will have the scale to compete. As someone who's got deep roots in both open source and the software as a service world, Brian Behlendorf will address some of the challenges that the SaaS model provides to open source.