Cloud – Vision to Reality at Cloud Expo New York
Rackspace’s Duncan Rutland to discuss what organizations need to consider when contemplating a migration to the cloud
By: Elizabeth White
Jun. 11, 2012 08:00 AM
There is no longer any question that the cloud computing model will be the prevailing style of delivery for computing over the coming decades; Forrester Research predicts that the global market for cloud computing will grow from $40.7 billion in 2011 to more than $241 billion in 2020. Greenfield application development projects can be designed from the outset to benefit from cloud computing features such as elastic scalability, automated provisioning, infrastructure level APIs, object storage services and middleware services such as message queues and key/value stores. However, for existing legacy applications the journey to cloud is not quite so straightforward.
Understanding the impact of factors such as security/compliance, application architecture, integration, the pattern of demand and operational maturity is crucial when performing a cloud feasibility assessment. Additionally, many organizations perceive cost-reduction as one of the primary benefits of adopting a cloud hosting model. In practice however, this is not always an accurate assumption. There are nuances to the financial analysis: public cloud computing is not necessarily cheaper than traditional dedicated hosting. Furthermore, there are considerations around the impact on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), transformation/migration costs and the position of an organization with the IT life cycle.
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Duncan Rutland, Enterprise Architect at Rackspace, will explore each of these areas in order to illustrate some of the factors an organization needs to consider when contemplating a migration to the cloud.
Prior to joining Rackspace, Rutland was at NTT Europe, where as Sr. Technical Architect he focused on consulting, designing and delivering enterprise hosting solutions. He was lead architect for three of NTTE's top-five accounts and was instrumental in developing deep executive level relationships. Prior to NTT, Duncan headed-up a global infrastructure team at Umbro.com where he spearheaded infrastructure re-engineering to facilitate an ASP model. He also consulted with a Lloyd's of London syndicate and re-architected their internal IT infrastructure. He served at Sun Microsystems during the height of the dot.com boom and Y2K transition and led a technical team at the storage vendor LaCie.
A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in New York City, June 11-14, 2012, and in Santa Clara, CA, November 5-8, 2012.
The recent Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!
Cloud Expo New York will attract more than 8,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 200 sponsors and exhibitors!
All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 10th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.
"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."
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