I'm convinced 2013 is going to be the year of the hybrid cloud infrastructure, says Tracy Corbo, Principal Research Analyst at Enterprise Management Associates. Why?
The economic, time-to-market and business agility benefits of public cloud computing are very attractive. However, it is not clear that public cloud is the right solution for all applications and in all circumstances. So, is a hybrid solution right for your enterprise? To effectively implement a hybrid strategy, you need an integrated IT strategy including security, management, capacity management and resource pooling.
This all-star panel will look at hybrid cloud strategy in the enterprise:
*UPDATE: Steve Schoener from Eze Castle Integration is unable to join us for this discussion. Shelagh Montgomery has been added to the list of panelists.
Shelagh Montgomery, Executive VP for Sales, Quality Technology Services (QTS)
Shelagh Montgomery is an Executive VP for Sales at QTS, a datacenter and managed hosting company that provides Custom Data Center, Colocation and Cloud Services. Her responsibilities include the retention and growth of revenue for existing QTS clients, the management of the Broker and Channels Departments, the QTS Client Advisory Channel and Sales Support.
Shelagh holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Before joining QTS in 2006, she spent over 10 years in the datacenter, managed hosting and internet infrastructure industries both in the US and in Europe.
Jim Anthony, Vice President of Sales Engineering, Verizon Terremark
Jim Anthony is vice president of sales engineering at Verizon Terremark, where he is responsible for the implementation of all designs, solutions and proposals generated by the company’s sales teams. In this capacity, Anthony leads a global team of technical system architects, security specialists and custom engineers who excel at reducing the complexity of traditional IT operations while increasing business agility.
As a recognized thought leader, Anthony has represented Verizon Terremark at major industry events, including VMworld and Cloud Expo, where he has offered valuable perspective on virtualized and traditional environments and strategic positioning of cloud solutions.
Prior to joining Terremark in 2009, Anthony spent 20 years in various management and consulting roles for technology companies such as AT&T and Sybase. He has a diverse background managing large complex IT organizations and a deep technical knowledge of systems and applications.
Anthony earned his Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Computer Science from Minnesota State University and resides in Dallas, Texas.
William Whelpley, Customer Solution Design & Business Development, IBM North America
Mr. William Whelpley is Customer Solution Design and Business Development supporting the IBM SmartCloud Services portfolio in the North America. In this role he is leads business development activities and successful contract delivery for cloud-focused services adopted by enterprise, and service provider customers. Most of his recent work has been in assisting Clients with the adoption of Cloud Computing, Services Oriented Architecture, Service Management Frameworks, and IT Governance.
Mr. Whelpley graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business with a M.S. in Finance . Before joining IBM Global Services in 2003, Mr. Whelpley held positions in Finance, and IT Operations on Wall Street and in several start-up companies.
Eric Rosenkranz, Business Development, Microsoft
Eric Rosenkranz is a business development leader in Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business. Mr. Rosenkranz focuses on growing the Microsoft Cloud OS offering which helps customers and partners deliver capability via private cloud and public cloud capabilities. He focuses on big scale global partnerships that drive inorganic growth for the business. He also works directly with the engineering teams in Server and Tools to bring external feedback and create connections to strategic customers and partners.
He brings 15 years of experience in delivering mission-critical software solutions to some of the biggest financial services and government clients globally. He is a graduate of American University with a BS in Information Systems, and is currently working toward completing a Master’s in Management of Projects and Programs at Brandeis University.
Andrew Nusca, Editor, ZDNet
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