Past Meetup

Cloud Computing SLAs and Legal Issues + Key Concepts in Choosing Cloud Providers

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Foley & Lardner

111 Huntington Avenue, Suite 2500, Boston, MA · Boston, MA

How to find us

We are located in the prudential mall near the Barnes and Noble. The closest T stop is the Prudential stop on the Green line – E. There is parking in the garage for $16 and some street spots on Huntington avenue, Boylston and Newbury streets.

Location image of event venue


Hello Cloudsters!

We are very excited and grateful to Foley & Lardner, LLP, for sponsoring and hosting this next meetup. Their space is spectacular, and so is the food they are planning to serve!

Aaron Tantleff (bio below) will present:

“Cloud Computing SLAs and Legal Issues" Negotiating contracts with cloud service providers, data security, data breaches, and more.”

Erik Levitt (bio below) will present:

"Key Concepts in Selecting Cloud Providers"


6:00pm - Networking Time

6:30pm - Presentations Begin

*We have an opening for one additional presentation, so please email if you would like to present.

Food will be ‘an awesome array of sandwiches, with a mean spread of cheese and desserts,' from Viga (

Speaker Bios:

Aaron K. Tantleff is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Tantleff works closely with clients on privacy, security and information management matters as well as state, federal and international restrictions on the use of information. He has extensive experience advising businesses regarding the drafting and negotiation of privacy and security provisions in a wide range of agreements. Mr. Tantleff has also formulated and drafted privacy, security and data use compliance policies and procedures. He is well acquainted with security breach notification laws, EMR/EHR/PHR matters, HIPAA and other medical privacy laws and social media and blogging policies. Mr. Tantleff has conducted investigations of data security breaches and has identified and proposed best practices in light of those breaches.Mr. Tantleff has worked with companies in a wide range of industries, including financial services, consulting, information technology, communications, consumer markets (retail, wholesale and distribution), life sciences, pharmaceuticals, health care and health services, manufacturing, media, technology, software development, automotive, transportation, energy, chemicals and utilities.

Erik Levitt is the co-Founder and CEO of Open Data Centers, a carrier neutral data center facility located in Piscataway, New Jersey. ODC offers colocation, dedicated server and cloud services to its clients.
A 25 year veteran of the telecommunications industry, Mr. Levitt founded 1stPoint Communications, a nationwide competitive local exchange carrier in 2012 and Endstream Communications, a wholesale voice services provider in 2007. Mr. Levitt founded Core Technology Services, a managed services provider, in 1995, which was acquired by Access Integrated Technologies (NASD:CIDM) in 2004 and was President & COO of AccessIT Managed Services until 2007.
Mr. Levitt has a degree in International Business and Management from the Stern School of Business at New York University and has been a practicing data communications engineer since 1990 and served clients in the financial services sector such as Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and many others. Prior to 1990 Mr. Levitt was a marketing consultant.