Jean-Paul Bauer of KnowledgeTree presents “Cloud Computing with Persistent Data: Pushing the Envelope of Amazon Web Services” at OSCon 2008. From the official conference description at en.oreilly.com : KnowledgeTreeLive is a novel SaaS document management application built using the Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazons Simple Storage Service and rPaths Virtual Appliance technologies. KnowledgeTreeLive leverages the popular open source KnowledgeTree application. The combination of cloud computing, virtual appliances, and other open source technologies allowed for the speedy implementation of the on-demand offering, without requiring significant changes to the KnowledgeTree architecture and in a very cost and resource effective manner. …. The talk will be targeted at users who have a solid background in web application hosting environments on the Apache/MySQL/PHP stack (or similar) but are still new to utilizing Amazon Web Services.