Cloud Evangelista, Rackspace Hosting
Niki Acosta is a Cloud Evangelista for Rackspace Private Cloud, powered by OpenStack. A Racker since 2008, she had held numerous roles throughout the organization and across many different products and services in the Rackspace portfolio. Prior to joining the Private Cloud team, she was responsible for training and sales enablement for the Rackspace Public Cloud products. A frequent speaker, tweeter, and blogger, she has become a recognized name in the cloud industry. Follow her on Twitter at @nikiacosta.
You're getting pitched every day from your legacy enterprise software and hardware vendors about "cloud". They're doing an amazing job of convincing your CIO and CTO about what cloud is and how you should use it. The reality is they're defending their shrinking market share and keeping you on the legacy treadmill for as long as they can by selling you solutions that aren't "cloud".
In this session, Niki Acosta, Cloud Evangelista for Rackspace, and Scott Sanchez, Director of Private Cloud Strategy will talk through the 5 dirty little secrets your legacy IT vendors won't tell you about cloud. Attendees will leave with an understanding how you should really be thinking about building enterprise apps for the cloud while embracing the fundamental shift away from legacy IT.