Architecture & Engineering

Don’t Get Caught in a Blizzard! Avoiding Snowflakes in Cloud Migrations, at Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 4, 2015

Chaos Monkeys love “snowflakes” — those one-off, special services and setups that are particularly vulnerable to crashes and problems with application and infrastructure management. This talk gives a behind-the-scenes look at how HUIT’s Cloud & DevOps group avoided snowflakes when migrating to the cloud while also making it faster and easier for service teams to get their work done.

Website: http://cloud.huit.harvard.edu/

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Harvard Green IT White Paper, at Las Vegas, Nev., Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Green IT sub-committee composed of key IT and facilities leaders across Harvard is revising key guidelines and recommendations for reducing energy and cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the University’s IT infrastructure. The Green IT sub-committee is co-chaired by Eric D’Souza, Senior Project Manager at Harvard University Information Technology; James Cuff, Director of Research Computing at FAS; and Doug Scatterday, Director of Facilities at HBS.

The results of these findings were presented by Dr. Cuff at the Data Center World conference in Las Vegas, Nev… Read more about Harvard Green IT White Paper

HUIT March 2015 Town Hall, at Paine Hall, Thursday, March 5, 2015

Presenter: Anne Margulies, University CIO 

Audience: HUIT staff

Overview: 

Keynote: James Cuff, Assistant Dean for Research Computing in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Sciences Division

Updates: Jason Snyder, Managing Director of Architecture & Engineering; Christian Hamer, Chief Information Security Officer

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Connecting the Dots on Enterprise Architecture, at Harvard Faculty Club, Thursday, October 2, 2014

Presenter: Jason Snyder, Managing Director, Engineering & Architecture

Audience: HUIT extended leadership team & friends and family

Overview: Enterprise architecture has just kicked off as a new strategic program at Harvard. What is EA and how will this attempt at building an enterprise architecture for IT be different from other attempts at other institutions? 

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Migrating Applications to the Cloud, at 2014 Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 5, 2014

Presenters: Magnus Bjorkman, Technical Manager, Identity and Access Management Program, Harvard University Information Technology
Carolyn Brzezinski, Technical Lead, Student Information System Program, Harvard University Information Technology
Greg Freiter, Software Development Manager, Identity and Access Management Program, Harvard University Information Technology
Rob Parrott, Senior Architect, Innovation and Architecture, Harvard University Information Technology

Audience: IT Summit attendees

Overview: Have… Read more about Migrating Applications to the Cloud

The Twelve Factor App, at 2014 Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 5, 2014

Presenters: Rob Parrott, Senior Architect, Innovation and Architecture, Harvard University Information Technology; Danny Silverman, Senior Applications, Administrator and Architect, Harvard University Information Technology; Tim Hartmann, Team Lead, Cloud, Research Computing, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Audience: IT Summit attendees

Overview: The fast-moving field of cloud computing, platform as a service, and runtime environments such as Docker & Vagrant are disrupting traditional application packaging, deployment, and… Read more about The Twelve Factor App

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