Chief Analyst, 451 Research
Eric Hanselman is the Chief Analyst at 451 Research. He has an extensive hands-on understanding of a broad range of IT subject areas, having direct experience in the areas of networks, virtualization, security and semiconductors. Eric helps 451 Research’s clients understand how market and technology trends may impact them, and how they can best capitalize on them.
For more than 20 years, Eric has worked with segment leaders in a spectrum of technologies, most recently as CTO of Leostream Corporation, a virtualization management provider. Prior to that, Eric delivered networking security solutions for IBM and Internet Security Systems. At Wellfleet/Bay Networks, Sitara Networks and NEC, he was involved in the introduction of many new technologies ranging from high-performance image analysis to rollouts for IPv6.
Eric is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and he is a frequent speaker at leading industry events.
Using cloud services for an application effectively is more than simply spinning up a compute instance. If data sources and management tools aren’t all packaged together, and that’s not usually the case, there’s going to be a need for network connectivity. Distributed applications and hybrid deployments depend on the capacity and reliability of the network interconnects that link them. In deciding to deploy your next big application using cloud-based services, you need to know the options for connections within the cloud, access options for users, and network services to support it all. This session will look at typical decisions facing any cloud deployment. The networking capabilities within major platforms and details of how to link beyond them while managing performance and cost are examined. We’ll talk in detail about the needs of storage replication traffic, database links, and performance monitoring. The pros and cons of Ethernet exchange services and WAN optimization will be discussed, as will the implications of their use. You’ll leave this session with a practical understanding of the networking issues involved in making the move to a cloud and what you can do to make that move successful.