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Why Legacy Approaches to Availability for OpenStack Doesn’t Make Sense

At Cloud Expo, Stratus Technologies’ Dave LeClair to discuss how IT can move traditional apps to the cloud without rewriting

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OpenStack has made inroads among companies building elastic cloud environments for on-premise and hosted cloud apps. However, OpenStack and other Cloud OS still have challenges and maturing to do to create robust always-on clouds.

In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Dave LeClair, Sr. Director of Strategy at Stratus Technologies, will explain why legacy reliability doesn't work for OpenStack; why the answer lies in a software model that separates availability from application and hardware; how IT can move traditional applications to cloud without rewriting and fill the gap in availability guarantees from public cloud providers; how those providers can use Software-Defined Availability to deliver SLAs that prevent outages that cost millions and damage reputations.

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Dave LeClair is the Sr. Director of Strategy at Stratus Technologies. He is responsible for the strategy, delivery and success of global products and service offerings including Stratus ftServer®, everRun® software and Stratus's cloud offering. He has over 23 years of experience developing platforms, devices, software and services in the computing and communications industries with roles in strategy, product management, engineering and business development.

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