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Has Cloud Computing Changed Enterprise IT Forever?

CTO Panel at Cloud Expo on Tuesday, June 7 Addresses This Question

There's now less than two weeks' time before the 8th International Cloud Expo opens at the Javits Center in New York. The four-day event opens on Monday, June 6, and features seven tracks, plus numerous keynotes and special sessions.

There is any number of topics that caught my eye.

Here's one of the big ones: "Has Cloud Computing Changed Enterprise IT Forever and for Always?"

This is a CTO Power Panel, to be held at 12:45pm on Tuesday, June 7.

It features Dr. Rich Wolski, CTO and Co-Founder of Eucalyptus Systems; Vineet Tyagi, Head of Impetus Labs at Impetus Technology; Bill Zack, Architect Evangelist with Microsoft; Scott Chasin, CTO of McAfee Content & Cloud; Mark Hinkle, VP of Community at Cloud.com; Logan McCleod, Director of Cloud Strategy at Dell; and Raj Dutt, Founder and CEO of Voxel.

Jeremy Geelan -- President & COO of Cloud Expo, Inc. and Cloud Conference Chair -- has a number of questions ready to fire at this CTO assembly, including:

  • What are the technical advantages - and disadvantages - of moving to the Cloud?

  • Is there an optimal mix of traditional IT and cloud computing?

  • What tools are still necessary to deliver on the promise of cloud computing in the enterprise?

  • How close are we to achieving Secure Cloud Computing?

  • What are the pluses and minuses of public clouds, private clouds and hybrid cloud solutions?

  • Should developers care about Cloud Computing?

  • Is there a simple way to compare the performance, security and quality of various cloud computing providers?

  • How important is Open Source to the future of the Cloud?

  • How about standards, how far along are we there? Are clouds interoperable yet? If not, should they be?

  • What's really involved when moving an application from your enterprise data center to the cloud?

  • How does latency change when applications are moved to the cloud?

  • What services or capabilities can real-world enterprises expect to see in the Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service layers?

  • What other new cloud technologies are coming over the horizon?

This session should offer a complete tour of this major, overarching issue, with the panel coming from quite a diverse set of viewpoints.

More Stories By Roger Strukhoff

Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.

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