Matthew Ammerman


Matt brings over a decade of technology-related customer implementation and development experience to his role as Apprenda’s VP of Client Services.  Prior to co-founding Apprenda,  Matt held several roles in customer support and service in multiple technology sectors.  Among them, Matt provided customer support to the largest web-based distance learning program in the United States.  He also coordinated client service and support efforts of enterprise-grade VoIP and PBX systems for many government agencies in New York State and across the country.  Matt joined Sinclair Schuller and Abraham Sultan in 2005 to initiate R&D efforts on the SaaSGrid SaaS Application Server.  Today, Matt leads Apprenda’s client services team, which drives implementation and customization of SaaSGrid for customers around the world.  Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New York at Albany.

Essential Hybrid Cloud: Azure, Apprenda, and the Future of Cloud

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at 8:30 am in 226

Just as many folks (and companies) are finally realizing the amazing potential of building and delivering services in the cloud, the idea of hybrid cloud appears.  What is hybrid cloud?  What are the reasons, technical and otherwise, that hybrid cloud exists?  What types of apps run on a hybrid cloud?  We’ll take a look at a hybrid cloud setup using Azure and Apprenda and deploy .NET web apps and mobile backend services across datacenters around the country in a matter of minutes.

Making a Windows Phone App Scale Using the Cloud

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 at 12:10 pm in 226

Mobile and cloud are everywhere (pun intended). From consumer app stores to next-gen enterprise apps, end-users’ interface of choice is no longer their laptop or workstation. Some mobile apps function entirely on the device, while others work with cloud-based APIs. In this session we’ll investigate architectures for scalable mobile applications using cloud services – and we’ll answer the question “What happens when I go from 100 users to 100,000?”

From Command Line to Cloud: Developer Tools for Cloud Agility in Visual Studio 2012

Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
Building and maintaining amazing cloud apps requires the right toolkit. Since the dawn of computing, the command line interface has been an integral part of the developer arsenal. In this session, we’ll take a look at how the right cloud technology offers developers innovative capabilities such as dynamic app creation, scaling and patching, all through a command line that can be invoked by hand, in Visual Studio 2012, or by third party systems. We’ll create a 3-tier .NET application in Visual Studio with an ASP.NET website, a WCF service, and a database. Then we’ll build, package, deploy, and scale it in the cloud all from the convenient and familiar Windows command line.