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Cloud Computing

Strategies to help protect and recover your organization's most critical data

March 3, 2011

9:00am-5:00pm

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

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Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois

Overview

Cloud computing can offer enterprises many benefits in terms of financial savings, scale, management and flexibility. At the same time there are other issues that present themselves in a cloud environment including security, compliance, data location, data availability and a host of others.

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • The tangible benefits and risk of moving to the cloud
  • The differences between the various types of cloud computing
  • How to determine which type of cloud computing is right for their enterprise
  • How to leverage cloud computing so IT can dedicate resources to enterprise innovation
  • How to plan for security/compliance/data risks
  • What is the backup plan if the cloud company goes out of business
  • What internal applications are a best fit for the cloud

Conference Program

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

Doerr

9:00am-10:00am

Business Agility: How Will Cloud Computing Specifically Support Your Enterprise?

Bryan Doerr, Chief Technology Officer, Savvis

Cloud Computing represents a huge opportunity for IT organizations to provide significant value to the extended enterprises and its users. But where do hype and reality meet?

In this session attendees will learn:
  • Where cloud computing fits and where it does not fit
  • The different patterns of current enterprise adoption (e.g. Private vs. Public)
  • The differences between Software-as-a- Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
  • How can we leverage these technologies/processes to make IT more valuable to the business?

10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break

 

Freedman

10:30am-11:30am

How to Perform Your Due Diligence When Taking a Step into the Cloud

Avi Freedman, CTO, ServerCentral

Cloud Computing represents a huge transformation in the way IT services are provided and users by organizations. Before you make the decision to go forward with cloud initiatives, it is imperative that you perform your due diligence with cloud providers.

In this session, attendees will be provided with a due diligence framework that addresses the following:

  • Commercial management (e.g. understanding of business and objectives)
  • Legal issues that will arise
  • Staff competency
  • Supplier’s track record
  • Compliance with industry standards
  • Use of specific security measures
  • Data storage methods
  • Responses to breach
  • Openness of performing an audit on providers
  • What service levels will you require versus what can be delivered


Stone

11:30am-12:30pm

Cloud Performance: Strategies for Managing and Measuring Application Performance in the Cloud

Richard Stone, Sr. Solutions Manager, Compuware

Despite the compelling business benefits of cloud computing, companies are becoming increasingly concerned about application performance in the cloud. A recent study found that 58% of organizations are slowing or hesitating their adoption of cloud-based applications because of performance concerns. This is understandable given the dramatic impact that poor performance can have in terms of lost revenue and lack of user adoption, but can you really afford to wait for the tremendous business benefits promised by cloud computing? This session will outline the key issues that need to be addressed in managing the performance of these “borderless” applications, and present a new approach that mitigates the performance risks without jeopardizing the business benefits.

In this session attendees will learn how to:

Business intelligence can successfully move the business forward if implemented properly.  But there are pitfalls to be aware of.  If these are not avoided an implementation can have disastrous consequences for the enterprise.

In this session attendees will learn how to: 

  • Capitalize on the lessons learned and the best practices in building the next generation of borderless applications
  • Make sense of historical performance and availability issues
  • Understand performance metrics
  • Put together a working plan to handle potential cloud performance issues

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

 

Chase

1:30pm-2:30pm

Cloud Security: How to Manage the Risk When Utilizing Cloud Computing

Mike L. Chase, Sr. Director, Cloud Services, En Pointe Technologies

Cloud Computing is yet another disruptive technology that is promising to deliver huge benefits. But with any disruptive technology there are security and risk concerns that need to be addressed.

What questions should you be asking potential cloud providers? How should you modify your own security and risk procedures?

In this session attendees will learn how to adjust their security/risk programs to account for the following areas:

  • Abuse and Misuse of Cloud
  • Insecure APIs/Interfaces
  • Insider Threats
  • Shared Technology Issues
  • Data Loss or Leakage
  • Service & Account Hijacking
  • Unknown Risks
  • Customer information in the cloud
  • Managing Identities and authentication

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break

 

Ledyard

3:00pm-4:00pm

Cloud Recovery: How to Handle Added Complexity in DR/BC Initiatives Resulting from the Cloud

Eric Ledyard, CTO, AHEAD

Moving data and applications into the cloud can create great efficiencies for enterprises. But going down this path can also add complexity in disaster recovery/business continuity initiatives.

Recent industry studies conclude that organizations face the following challenges in a cloud environment:

  • The ability to control failovers and make resources more highly available
  • Backup being hampered by resource and storage constraints
  • Too many tools, too little control
  • Downtime perception gap – outage can actually be twice as long as it is perceived to be

In this session attendees will learn how to refine their disaster recovery/business continuity framework:

Topics that will be covered include:

  • How to identify potential issues earlier
  • How to ensure that data and applications are treated the same across physical, virtual and cloud
  • How to simplify data protection processes
  • How to prioritize planning activities and processes which lessen downtime

 

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Ruzga

4:00pm-5:00pm

Pitfall Avoidance: Lessons Learned from IT Departments Who Have Moved to the Cloud

Panelists will include:
Sufel Barkat, Vice President, Corporate IT, Hyatt Hotels
Greg Hubbard, Director, Web Development, Cengage Learning
Bob Ruzga, Divisional VP of Information Technology, Ambius
and other professionals from IT departments sharing lessons learned

In this session, attendees will learn from IT leaders who have migrated elements of their applications and infrastructure to the cloud.

Content that will be covered includes:

  • What prompted them to make the decision?
  • How has this organization become more agile?
  • What pitfalls should you avoid?
  • How have they articulated the benefits to management?
  • Have their companies become more eco-friendly because of this?
  • Where have they reinvested the financial savings from the cloud?

Conference price: $249 per person.


Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.

Exhibits

As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.