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IBM Hybrid Cloud Debate: Are Hybrid Clouds the End All Be All?

A hybrid cloud may become the solution as the debate between public vs private cloud becomes so 2013

A hybrid cloud may become the solution as the debate between public vs private cloud becomes so 2013. The industry’s experts will debate on when the hybrid clouds are and are not the be all and end all and if the infrastructure supporting the hybrid clouds really matters. As stated by IBM, “Dynamic hybrid cloud environments are harmonizing computing demands and capabilities – public and private clouds, on and off-premise clouds, and traditional IT environments.”

The IBM Experts Debate starts at 11:00 am EST on March 11, 2014 at IBM’s Virtual Event Center. The virtual doors open at 10:45 am EST. Participating in the debate is: Kevin Jackson, Steve Strutt and Laura DiDio. It is an event you do not want to miss.

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  • Laura DiDio is a highly visible information technology industry analyst, consultant, a professional writer and a former reporter. Laura has 20 years of experience in the high technology industry. She has consulted with all of the major industry vendors including: Apple, Accenture, Avaya, Citrix, Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, SAP and VMware.
  • Steve Strutt is CTO for Cloud Computing, IBM UK and Ireland, working with clients to derive business value from the “as a service” delivery model of cloud computing. He assists clients to innovate in IT service delivery, and has pioneered the adoption of cloud technologies and business models to realize increased client IT productivity, agility and cost reduction. He is passionate about the sustainable use of IT and is an active member of the Intellect Data Centre Council, The Green Grid EMEA technical working group and the BCS.
  • Kevin Jackson - A senior information technologist specializing in information technology solutions that meet critical Federal government operational requirements. Recently, he was named a “Cyber Security Visionary” by U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. He is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, “Cloud Musings on Forbes”, and the founder and editor of Government Cloud Computing on Ulitzer electronic magazine.
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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE

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