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Hybrid Cloud – Best Practices and Use Cases/Proof Points

At Cloud Expo, Rob Carter to discuss best practices in providing hybrid solutions with a cloud-enabled data center

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Hybrid cloud refers to the federation of a public and private cloud environment for the purpose of extending the elastic and flexibility of compute, storage and network capabilities, in an on-demand, pay-as-you go basis. The hybrid approach allows a business to take advantage of the scalability and cost-effectiveness that a public cloud computing environment offers without exposing mission-critical applications and data to third-party vulnerabilities.

Hybrid cloud environments involve complex management challenges. First, organizations struggle to maintain control over the resources that lie outside of their managed IT scope. They also need greater infrastructure visibility to help reduce maintenance costs and ensure that their company data and resources are properly handled and secured.

In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Rob Carter, Director of Data Center Marketing for Windstream Communications, will discuss:

  • Best practices in providing hybrid solutions with a cloud-enabled data center (private, public and colocation customers)
  • Provisioning, control and management of the hybrid environment
  • Data storage considerations & disaster recovery solutions.
  • Security and compliance gained from being in an SSAE 16 certified data center with PCI DSS and HIPAA compliant environments.

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Speaker Bio:
Rob Carter serves as Director of Data Center Marketing for Windstream Communications. In this role, he is responsible for product development and marketing for Windstream data center services such as cloud computing, data center managed services, and colocation.

Mr. Carter has previously served as Director of Product Development for Windstream, where he was responsible for leading all aspects of product development for Windstream business services. Prior to that, he served as Director of Managed Hosting Services for Windstream Hosted Solutions. In this role he was responsible for overseeing Cloud Computing, Engineering, Hosting Services Implementation and Support, as well as Pre-Sales Solutions Engineering.

Mr. Carter served in the United States Air Force with two deployments to Saudi Arabia in support of the Air Expeditionary Forces.

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