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Security and Scalability in the Hybrid Cloud

Security and Scalability in the Hybrid Cloud: How to get one without losing the other

Traditionally, you had to design for a focus on scalability or security in the cloud, but not both. Now with services that connect virtual and real computers together, you can achieve cloud scale while satisfying the most stringent security requirements. Join Rackspace’s Matt Shover and Joseph Palumbo Thursday, March 19th to learn:

•Top reasons why people choose the cloud
•Top reason why people think the cloud isn’t the best fit for them
•What is scaling?
•How do you scale?
•How does the hybrid cloud help scale your application?
•How does the hybrid cloud help secure your application?
•So how do you build a hybrid environment?

About the Speakers

Matt Shover:
Matt Shover is the manager of RackConnect Operations at Rackspace, where he leads a passionate team of Rackers that work to seamlessly connect Rackspace's Dedicated and Cloud offerings -- turning customer challenges into awesome outcomes. He holds an MBA in finance from California State University, Hayward and has been a Racker for over eight years.

Joseph Palumbo:
As a founding member and architect of both the Rackspace Cloud’s Managed Operations service level and Launch Team, Joseph has spends half his time teaching customers about the cloud and the other half learning from his customers what the cloud can do. When he’s not writing blog posts, recording podcasts or making videos, he can be found discussing innovation with other Rackers and wishing paper documents had a built-in search function.
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