Hear from IT leaders, industry experts and developers at the defining event that brings together the entire cloud computing community.
Market Strategist, Cloud Computing Service Provider Systems Unit, Cisco
James Urquhart manages cloud computing infrastructure strategy for the Server Provider Systems Unit of Cisco Systems. Named one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing by the MIT Technology Review, and author of the popular cloud computing blog, The Wisdom of Clouds (http://news.cnet.com/the-wisdom-of-clouds), Mr. Urquhart brings a deep understanding of these disruptive technologies and the business opportunities they afford. James has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and Mathematics from Macalester College.
This lively session will feature a panel of DevOps experts discussing past victories, horror stories, and the future of DevOps. Come join in the discussion with any DevOps related questions or comments.
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A variety of options are available for building a private cloud that include both commercial and open source options. While many of the arguments for and against both style of solutions remain fairly standard (flexibility versus lock-in, price versus support) cloud computing brings new arguments to the table that may or may not tip the balance toward one approach rather than another for organizations. This session will bring those arguments to the table in a panel debate with proponents of open source squaring off against commercial vendors. Panelists will present the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, pushing each other to defend their positions and offering counter points that challenge the audience to reconsider their own biases and assumptions.