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The current economic climate has forced companies of all sizes to reevaluate their IT infrastructure and costs, but many are missing the boat by ignoring cloud computing. The presentation is a “how to guide” for first time users deploying cloud solutions and will dispel myths around the cloud, share how easy (and affordable) the cloud is to deploy, and demonstrate tools that make managing the system easy.


Jonathan Bryce

Working in the cloud can offer substantial financial and technological advantages compared with traditional solutions. The flexibility and instant infrastructure are ideal for any size business and enable an almost instant ROI compared with a solution that requires large overhead and significant upfront costs.


In this session, you'll learn:

  1. How to quickly evaluate your current situation and determine if the cloud is right for you
  2. Best practices for new cloud users along with what to expect
  3. Cloud must-haves: SLAs, Security, standards
  4. The cost benefits of pay-as-you-grow scalabi


Jonathan Bryce started his career working as a web developer for the
managed hosting giant, Rackspace Hosting. During his tenure at
Rackspace, Bryce and co-worker Todd Morey had a vision to build a
sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike
could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site - all
without being responsible for procuring the technology, installing it or
making sure it is built to be always available. This vision, along with
help from Rackspace, was turned into Mosso, now The Rackspace Cloud. The
Rackspace Cloud is the home of Cloud Sites(tm), Cloud Files(tm) and
Cloud Servers(tm), providing enterprise-grade hosting and storage
services. The portfolio of cloud services enables astute developers and
IT mangers to minimize the hassles, upfront investments and high costs
associated with dedicated hardware while offering the ability to easily
scale hosting resources.