Hear from IT leaders, industry experts and developers at the defining event that brings together the entire cloud computing community.
Director of Systems and Architecture, Hobsons Inc.
Patrick McFadin is the Director of Systems and Architecture at Hobsons Inc. Hobsons delivers a powerful suite of education-oriented Software as a Service (SaaS)-based applications to K–12 schools and colleges, which include Web-based course and career planning, recruiting, enrollment, and retention tools; services supplied to education organizations around the world. Patrick’s role is to research and develop new technology for use in a highly agile environment with a particular emphasis in DevOps. He has over 20 years of experience ranging from open source development to enterprise infrastructure management.
Patrick has a BS in Computer Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and can be found at various meetups, conferences and always on Twitter @PatrickMcFadin.
There are virtually no large-scale IT projects that come off without a hitch - and private cloud computing is unlikely to be the first. This session will examine challenges encountered during private cloud computing initiatives and their solutions. These challenges will be presented in rapid-fire discussion of what works and what doesn't, including the perspectives of those who've lived it. The panel will further explore these barriers by challenging each other's positions, offering practical insights reflecting how organizations have addressed their implementation issues to successfully (or unsuccessfully) launch a private cloud.