Combining the Cloud with the Computing - Enabling Cloud Computing for the Enterprise

From: John D.
Sent on: Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:36 AM


I would like to thank all the members last night who turned out for the meet up. For those of you who could not make it, you missed a good one !

Security and Performance in the Cloud - My Take

To many folks, the term "Cloud Computing" conjure's up the notion of flexible, on-demand, horizontal scalability and performance at a low cost. Often they fail to realize that "End User Experience" is what really matters. Just because your infrastructure can scale, does not mean your global user base will have acceptable response times. The "Open Internet" is unruly. Latency and packet loss will ultimately become a major issue, especially when you try and reach global users. 

Likewise, security "in the cloud" has  become more of a concern. As your enterprise embraces cloud solutions, your level of exposure is dramatically increased.

Michael Cucchi gave an incredibly informative discussion around security and performance in the cloud.  I left last nights meet up with a much better understanding of the breadth and depth of security and performance challenges facing cloud adopters. I was also incredibly impressed with security and performance solutions offered by Akamai and how they can be seamlessly integrated into any cloud based offering.


Download The Presentation

For those of you who missed last nights meet up, please download Michael's presentation via the link below.

Cloud Control - Combining the Cloud With the Computing


I would like to thank Michael for taking the time to travel from Boston present to our group!

About Michael Cucchi (Director, Product Marketing Akamai Technologies,Inc.):

Michael Cucchi is the Director of Product Marketing for Akamai’s Enterprise Cloud division.  In his role, he sets the go-to-market strategy for positioning Akamai’s solutions towards strategic IT initiatives within the enterprise such as cloud computing, web application performance, and cloud security.  Michael has over 18-years of engineering, management and marketing experience in the high-tech industry.


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