Chief Solutions Architect for Cloud Computing
Global Principal Architect for Network Attached Storage
Director, Public Sector Channel Sales
Cloud Computing Chief Engineer
Lockheed Martin IS&GS NexGen
Cloud computing is a model in which IT software and hardware resources are provided as a service, on an as needed basis and paid for as they are consumed. The promises are compelling – more variable expense, low barrier to entry, usage-based pricing lower capital expenditure and rapid elasticity. They’re so compelling, in fact, that industry research suggest that cloud computing will the number one priority for CFO and CIOs in 2010.
As they embark upon this journey, CIOs and CFOs will be forced to ask plenty of difficult questions, not only about how their own department operates, but also about how other departments in the organization operate too. Some of these questions can be technical and others financial. This breakout session will examine the costs associated with starting a private cloud, what are your first steps, how do you calculate what is needed, and what is the short and long term financial and technical benefits. Hear from industry leaders who solve these problems each day.