Adrian Cockcroft

Adrian Cockcroft was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems specializing in capacity planning, scalability, and high availability for large vertically scaled servers before moving to eBay Research Labs as Distinguished Availability Engineer working on horizontally scaled architectures, NoSQL storage models and datacenter cost models. He was recruited to Netflix as they began to scale their video streaming service and led the definition and open sourcing of their AWS based cloud architecture. In 2014 he joined venture capital firm Battery Ventures and was one of the early proponents of DevOps, microservices, containers and serverless patterns. For the last three years he’s been VP of cloud architecture at AWS, recruited the open source team, joined CNCF and led the creation of programs to support social media, open source events, foundations, and AWS credits for open source projects.