Adrian Cockcroft is the VP of Cloud Architecture Strategy at Amazon Web Services. He was previously a Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures, and before that a cloud architect at Netflix, where he was instrumental in their migration to a “cloud first” architecture. Prior to Netflix he held distinguished engineer roles at eBay, where he was a founding member of eBay Research Labs, and Sun Microsystems. He speaks frequently on architecture and open source, and writes about technology trends on Medium and Twitter.
An open-source advocate, Cockcroft is on the board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and a member of the Prototype Project Team at OS-Climate. He’s written four books, including Sun Performance and Tuning and Capacity Planning for Internet Services.
Cockcroft graduated from City University, London with a degree in Applied Physics and Electronics in 1982.
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