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Strategies to help protect and recover your organization's most critical data
March 3, 2011
7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits AwardedBios
Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois
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
8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
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
Avi Freedman, CTO, ServerCentral
- 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
Cloud Performance: Strategies for Managing and Measuring Application Performance in the Cloud
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
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
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
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
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)˛, Inc.
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.