Business Development Director, AppFirst, Inc.
Scott Jackson is the Business Development Director of AppFirst, a New York technology company leading the development of next generation Software as a Service (SaaS) based application-aware infrastructure performance management solutions. Built from the ground up with a Big Data architecture, AppFirst supports and simplifies continuous collection of machine data and business metrics across on premise, remote and cloud deployments. Dashboard and API interfaces enable visibility into the behavior and performance of applications across the entire application stack, regardless of language, application type or server (cloud, physical or virtual servers). Jackson’s experience includes management positions with Oracle, Microsoft and startup software companies focused on database management, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), workflow, and performance management solutions.
Adopting public and private cloud resources is becoming imperative for enterprises across nearly every industry in order to keep pace with escalating customer and end-user demands and intensifying competition. However, adding these Cloud resources to existing systems and software compounds the challenge of managing these complex operations and optimizing their performance while controlling their costs. This session will examine these challenges and discuss exciting new technologies and management best practices that can help IT professionals overcome these challenges.
Who Should Attend:
You will leave the workshop with a solid understanding of the new tools and techniques that are available to manage a hybrid Cloud environment, and how these technologies and ideas can be applied to enable you to gain control over your operations. The workshop will address these key topics:
9:00 - 9:20am: Welcome & Introduction
9:20 - 9:45am: Forrester’s Perspective
9:45 - 10:10am: Moving to a Service-Oriented Organization (IT-as-a-Service)
10:10 - 10:35am: Hybrid Mgmt Requirements & Considerations
10:35 - 10:50am: Break
10:50 - 11:15am: Cloud Application Lifecycle
11:15 - 11:35am: Application Performance Monitoring/Management in the Cloud
11:35 - 12:10pm: Roundtable
12:10 - 12:15pm: Wrap-Up