How to Optimize Cloud Architectures for Flexibility

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    Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    Time: 11 am PT/ 2 pm ET

    Duration: 60 minutes


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    Cloud Computing was supposed to usher in an era of computing on demand. However what we have today is a mix of the old and new - difficult to scale compute resources and billing models that penalize consumption based billing, both of which are only as granular as a preset server size and hourly or yearly based billing.


    In this webinar we'll review how we got here, where the architectures of our applications are and how they fit to today's cloud. We'll also look at common IaaS packaging models, billing models and how new innovations are driving a more "true" cloud model and how future application architectures will take advantage of the next generation cloud computing architectures. We will discuss how to optimize cloud architectures to maximize infrastructure and control costs for today's and tomorrow's cloud computing platforms.


    Join Joe Weinman, noted cloud-computing expert and author of Cloudonomics and Pete Johnson, Platform Evangelist at ProfitBricks for a lively discussion and practical takeaways on cloud architectures and cost modeling.




    Joe Weinman,

    Author, Cloudonomics and Senior Vice President, Telx


    Joe Weinman is responsible for leading Telx's fast-growing cloud services business development and strategy. He joined Telx with over 30 years of experience in executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D.


    Named a "Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader" by TechTarget, Weinman is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger and the founder of Cloudonomics, a rigorous, multidisciplinary analytical approach leveraging economics, behavioral economics, statistics, calculus, computational complexity theory, simulation, and system dynamics to characterize the sometimes counter-intuitive multi-dimensional business, financial, and user experience benefits of cloud computing and other on-demand, pay-per-use business models. He is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, available from John Wiley & Sons in summer, 2012.


    He received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin - Madison respectively, and completed Executive Education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.



    Pete Johnson,

    Platform Evangelist, ProfitBricks


    The Senior Director of Cloud Platform Evangelism at ProfitBricks, Pete Johnson is a 20-year IT veteran with a passion for utilizing cloud to solve complex problems flexibly. His long career at Hewlett Packard included a 6-year stint running Enterprise Architecture for, during which he made what was possibly the last bare metal hardware order for HP’s country landing pages worldwide. In addition, he was a founding member of HP’s public cloud team. @nerdguru on Twitter, he is active in social media, trade shows, and meet ups across the US.




    Steve Wylie,

    General Manager, Cloud Connect


    Conference industry veteran Steve Wylie has been involved with some of the World’s leading business technology conferences for the past 15 years. As the General Manager for UBM Tech’s Cloud Connect brand, Steve is the driving force behind the defining cloud event for IT professionals, developers, and leading cloud providers. Steve has been a regular columnist on and serves on the Social Networking advisory board at Steve formerly chaired the Enterprise 2.0 Conferences and co-chaired the annual Interop conferences in Las Vegas and New York. Prior to running conferences, Steve managed Interop’s renowned InteropNet, including a multi-vendor test lab geared to evaluate, improve and showcase early implementations of open-standard IT infrastructure technologies. Steve can be found on twitter @swylie650


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