Abstract: Choosing a cloud provider is critical. Making a bad choice can ruin a company and your career. Learn how to make sure you make the right choice.
In this session, Richard Casselberry, Director of IT Operations at Enterasys, will cover the methodology they use and the right questions to ask before signing up for a cloud solution, as well as an overview of their "CLOUD" scoring spreadsheet.
What to ask about the company that you will be partnering with.
What to make sure is in the contract.
What technical questions to ask around authentication, authorization and access.
How to make sure you can administer the system after.
How to make sure it integrates with what you have today and will have tomorrow
What to think about from a staffing perspective.
What you need to know about API’s and integration.
In the end you will be able to confidently choose the right cloud provider for your company, whether it’s a software as a service play, infrastructure or platform as a service.
The meeting schedule:
6:00-6:45pm Networking, food and refreshments.
6:45-7:00pm Group info & updates, industry news and introductions
7:00-7:45pm Speaker / Presentation
7:45-8:00pm Evaluations and Wrap-Up
8:00-8:30pm Tour of Windstream's Tier 3 Data Center (optional)