HudsonAlpha ‘Cloud Whisperer’ to present at Google conference

SAN FRANCISCO – HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Technology Director Katreena Mullican has been invited to present at the Google Next ‘18 conference.

Google Next is an international conference where more than 10,000 developers, technology leaders, and entrepreneurs come together to have a collaborative discussion about the Google Cloud Platform. The conference is Tuesday through Thursday.

Mullican has more than 20 years of experience in architecting Linux, virtualization and hybrid cloud solutions. As HudsonAlpha’s Cloud Whisperer, Mullican brings her expertise in automation of on-prem composable and public cloud infrastructure for scientific applications and workflows to the Institute.

“HudsonAlpha is one of the top sequencing centers in the world, so it’s my job to think outside the box to design hybrid platforms appropriate for our sequencing and research workloads,” said Mullican.

Mullican will participate in a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Cloud Talk Tuesday to discuss how HudsonAlpha uses the composable HPE Synergy platform for an on-premises Kubernetes cluster that can scale to Google Cloud Platform.

“HPE Synergy chose HudsonAlpha as its first customer in 2015,” said Mullican. “With Synergy, we have increased our data analysis speed, which allows researchers to provide answers to patients with rare or undiagnosed diseases at a much faster rate.”

At a breakout session, Mullican will present “Implementing Scalable Storage for Kubernetes on GCP: Container Mobility Requires Data Mobility.” She will discuss how HudsonAlpha is utilizing the Elastifile hybrid cloud solution for container mobility.