Adrian Cockcroft

Battery Ventures Technology Fellow

Adrian Cockcroft is a Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures, where he advises on technology trends and issues, helps with deal sourcing and due-diligence and speaks at events around the globe. Previously, he was Chief Architect and Director of Web Engineering at Netflix, Inc. Prior to Netflix, he worked at eBay, initially in Operations Architecture, and was a founding member of eBay Research Labs. Prior to eBay, he spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems, where he served as Chief Architect and Product Boss for Sun’s High Performance Technical Computing business Unit. Adrian is best known as the author of the books Sun Performance and Tuning (2 editions); Resource Management; and Capacity Planning for Internet Services.

My Sessions

Infrastructure Software Is Dead…Or Is It?

Hahn Auditorium
Infrastructure software is crappy. Always has been, always will be. It’s buggy, a nightmare to upgrade, and a bear to operate. So, what’s the future of infrastructure software? Focusing on customer outcomes, not just licensing. Or just services. The only two OpenStack startups with decent exits—Metacloud and Blue Box—didn’t even sell OpenStack software. Keying off ... Read more