It looks like I will be speaking at the Structure09 event on June 25th in San Francisco. I was invited to join a panel on cloud computing, and am honored to have the opportunity to share the stage with many industry heavy weights. Quite frankly, I’m not sure I measure up to the panel, but the team over at GigaOm have faith in me.
If you haven’t already registered, they gave me a discount code for anyone who reads this blog or follows me on Twitter. It should be a really good event. They had their inaugural event last year, and I’m certain this one will be even better. Here’s the synopsis of the panel:
Toward Cloud Computing: Private Enterprise Clouds As A First Step
Enterprises aren’t yet able or ready to migrate their applications to public clouds. Public cloud infrastructure can’t run existing enterprise applications without requiring a rewrite. Yet the lure of usage-based resourcing is strong. The solution? Build your own cloud with your existing infrastructure investment as a first step. This panel will contrast vendor visions about how internal systems can work in unison with external cloud platforms. A must attend for those looking to find solutions or opportunity in the migration path to cloud services.
Moderator – George Gilbert, Lead Analyst, TechAlpha
James Urquhart – Market Manager Cloud Computing,Cisco
Brandon Watson – Azure, Microsoft
Steve Herrod – CTO Vmware
Dave Hitz, CTO, NetApp
Joseph Tobolski, Cloud Computing Lead, Accenture