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Cut Through Cloud Clutter: Insights from Visible Ops Private Cloud

This event was originally broadcast on:
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST

ISVs have been deploying solutions in Cloud settings for decades. What sets this “new Cloud paradigm” apart and fuels the shift are the services and workflows that are now more easily available in a Cloud (Private or Public) environment.

Join Andi Mann, VP Cloud Strategy for CA and Jeanne Morain, Director Alliances for Flexera Software as they provide prescriptive guidance for ISVs and Intelligent Device Manufacturers for cutting through the Cloud clutter. They will identify, dissect and discuss some of the key Cloud challenges as well as share best practices for licensing and porting applications to the Cloud (Private or Public). In addition, they will provide insights from key customer and consultant interviews (conducted for their recent book, Visible Ops Private Cloud) on Cloud bursting, licensing implications and regulation hurdles facing ISVs and their customer.


Jeanne Morain
Director of Strategic Alliances, Flexera Software

Jeanne Morain is Director of Strategic Alliances for Flexera Software. Prior to joining Flexera Software, Jeanne held various marketing, strategic alliance and product management positions with VMware and BMC (Marimba). She has over 15 years experience in Systems Management, Virtualization and Cloud Computing implementing solutions for millions of users across fortune 2000 companies (Enterprise and ISVs). Jeanne has won numerous awards for her work in the areas of Business Service Management (BSM), Software as a Service (SaaS), Dynamic Datacenter and Virtualization and is a contributing author and co-author of books on BSM, Virtualization and Cloud computing. Jeanne is best known for her customer/partner centric approach to research and solutions. She is a noted industry speaker (VMworld, InterOp, CloudSlam, User Conferences, SoftSummit, Trade Magazines, and Blogs) on BSM, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Jeanne holds a Masters from Southern Illinois University and certification in IT Infrastructure Library.

Andi Mann
Vice President of Strategic Solutions, CA Technologies

Andi Mann is vice president of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies. With over 20 years’ experience across four continents, Andi has deep expertise of enterprise software on cloud, mainframe, midrange, server and desktop systems. Andi has worked within IT for global corporations, with software vendors, and as a leading industry analyst. He has been published in the New York Times, USA Today, CIO, ComputerWorld, InformationWeek, TechTarget, and more, and has presented worldwide on virtualization, cloud, automation, and IT management. Andi is a co-author of the popular handbook, ‘Visible Ops – Private Cloud’; he blogs at http://pleasediscuss.com/andimann and tweets as @AndiMann


Tammy Wolf
Web editor, TMCnet

Tammy Wolf is a TMCnet web editor. Previously she was assistant to the editor at The Darien Times, a weekly newspaper in Darien, Conn., where she edited submissions, did page layout and design and helped manage the newspaper's website. Before that she was an editorial intern at The Portsmouth Herald, a Seacoast Media Group publication, in New Hampshire. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in English/Journalism, magna cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire.

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