Hear from IT leaders, industry experts and developers at the defining event that brings together the entire cloud computing community.
Solutions Architect, MassMutual Financial Group
Scott is currently a solutions architect at MassMutual Financial Group focusing primarily on infrastructure architecture, but is also involved in developing cloud computing strategy. He has 17 years of IT experience having worked in a wide variety of roles including unix, windows, and security architecture/engineering. Prior to joining MassMutual Scott spent the bulk of his career at Medtronic, the world's largest medical device manufacturer. Most of Scott's career has been spent in larger global enterprises however he has also spent time designing and managing infrastructure environments at academic institutions including Wabash College and the University of Minnesota. Scott has been a proponent of open source solutions since he first used Linux in 1994.
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.