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Private and Hybrid Clouds Track

Enterprise adoption of private clouds is in full swing, with almost three quarters of organizations using, planning or considering private clouds. What does it take to build a private/ hybrid cloud? In this track we'll look at the various components of private/hybrid cloud architectures, the role of virtualization, automation, and management; and the realities, successes, and challenges of building private/hybrid clouds today.


Track Chair

Barb Goldworm

Barb Goldworm

President & Chief Analyst, FOCUS, LLC

Barb Goldworm is founder, president, and chief analyst of FOCUS, a research, analyst, and consulting firm focused on transformational technologies in virtualization, cloud computing, systems and storage. In addition to serving as Virtualization Track Chair for Interop, she also leads the Enterprise Cloud Summit Private Cloud and Desktop Transformation Workshops, as well as the Private Cloud Track and Workshop for CloudConnect. Barb has spent 30 years in various senior management, engineering, marketing, sales, and industry analyst positions with IBM, StorageTek, Novell, Enterprise Management Associates and multiple successful startups. A keynote speaker at hundreds of virtualization, cloud, datacenter and storage events, she has also been one of the top three rated speakers at Data Center Decisions and Storage Networking World. She also chaired the original Interop Storage Networking Track, and the Blade Systems Insight and Server Blade Summit events.

Barb has published extensively since the 1990s, writing regular expert columns for Network World, ComputerWorld, Tech Target and others, authoring hundreds of business and technical white papers, market research reports, user surveys, and articles, as well as the Wiley book "Blade Servers and Virtualization: Transforming Enterprise Computing While Cutting Costs" available on Amazon.

Barb started with virtualization on mainframes in the 1970s, delivered the industry's first PC Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) Solution in the late 1980s, was a SAN thought leader in the 1990s, a blades and virtualization thought leader and book author in the 2000s, and now focuses on cloud, datacenter and desktop transformation.

Wednesday, April 3
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Thursday, April 4
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Friday, April 5
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Vendor Sessions

For additional information associated with this track topic, check out our Vendor Sessions which are open to all attendees.

Wednesday, April 3
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

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