MySpace and Microsoft.com are two of the most-visited Web sites on the planet. Come to this session to hear about lessons learned using Microsoft technologies to run Web applications on a massive scale. Representatives from Microsoft.com talk about lessons learned using an all-Microsoft datacenter. Representatives from MySpace talk about the realities of using Microsoft technologies in a scalable, federated environment using SQL Server 2005, .NET 2.0 and IIS 6 on Windows Server 2003 64-bit editions. This session features an open Q&A with a panel of technical managers and engineers from MySpace and Microsoft.com.
Aber Whitcomb is CTO and a co-founder of MySpace where he is responsible for the engineering and technical operations groups of the world's most successful social networking sites. In the nearly three years since its founding, Aber has overseen the technologies that have enabled MySpace to grow from 0 to over 50 million users, and to be ranked the 2nd most trafficked site by comScore. Aber is a recognized expert in large scale computing, networking and storage and frequently speaks about these matters.
"Casey Jacobs, Director of Engineering, runs the system engineering teams responsible for Microsoft.com, MSDN, TechNet, Windows Update, Downloads, Communities, Customer Information and many other internet offerings by Microsoft. He provides technical and business leadership; while driving the direction of Product Adoption, Technology Integration & Hosting Services centered on some of Microsoft corporations largest internet content and service oriented systems. He has been in the internet application hosting business for Microsoft throughout his tenure. Prior to joining Microsoft in 1999 he worked for The Boeing Company. Spending 5 years with the company, he worked in Defense & Space as well Commercial sectors of business designing, implementing and maintaining early generations of the Microsoft Server Systems family with emphasis on Domain Management, Application Hosting (IIS & SQL) and enterprise monitoring & management systems (SMS)."
Chris St. Amand