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Watch the Replay: Cloud Computing: Connections Matter
Date: Thursday September 27, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM EDT

Everyone is moving to the Cloud …but how safe is your Cloud connectivity? The benefits of the Cloud are compelling: costly IT infrastructure can be abandoned in favor of a “pay as you go” IT consumption model that quickly scales to meet the insatiable appetite for critical Enterprise applications. But, Enterprise businesses cannot afford compromised data or down-time. Recent events in Cloud computing suggest that the Cloud could be a perilous place … vulnerable to the inconsistencies of the Internet and even the weather. To prepare for migration to the Cloud, the first step is to develop a comprehensive networking strategy. A robust wide area network is key to delivering a secure, scalable and predictable network experience to support Cloud based applications.

In this Webinar, you will learn how to mitigate risk associated with safe, secure connections to your private Cloud applications, and how to add visibility, bandwidth on demand, and control to your network connection. You will also gain insight from a leading industry analyst on the outlook for migration to the Cloud and considerations for network planning.

Moderator:

Kim Lauersdorf

Senior Strategist, gyro

Kim has more than ten years of marketing and research experience for clients including tw telecom, Tetra Pak, Kimberly-Clark Professional, USG, U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Olympic Stores, among others. She has conducted or managed numerous research initiatives including focus groups, one-on-one interviews, new product launches, customer satisfaction, messaging effectiveness and consumer engagement programs.

Speakers:

Michael A. Rouleau

SVP, Business Development & Strategy, tw telecom

Michael A. Rouleau serves as Senior Vice President – Business Development and Strategy and has been with tw telecom since November 1999. His extensive experience in the telecom and data communications industries resulted in the successful implementation and delivery of many advanced and innovative products. In his current position, Mr. Rouleau is responsible for developing tw telecom’s strategic direction and integrating new services and technologies over the next several years. Prior to joining the company, he spent 15 years with US WEST where he was responsible for the development, deployment and management of data, Internet, and DSL businesses.

Erin Dunne
Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group

Erin manages the delivery and support of Vertical Systems Group’s ENS (Emerging Networks Service) Research Program offerings for clients worldwide. In this role, she coordinates analyst support resources and directs content distribution for syndicated ENS research. Erin is frequently sourced by leading industry media and speaks regularly at major networking conferences and forums, including the MEF. She has also moderated numerous client-related and industry Webinars, including recent sessions on topics like the Ethernet Exchange market, evaluating hybrid WAN VPLS / IP VPN solutions, and Ethernet services pricing. Erin has almost 20 years of consulting services experience with Vertical Systems Group, plus previous experience in Enterprise IT and engineering projects.