Cloud Economics: Enabling Efficient & Secure Enterprise Clouds

Presented by

Matt Watts, Strategic Advisor, NetApp & Andy Weller, Product Manager, BT

About this talk

Learn how a virtualised dynamic data centre infrastructure enables real-world cloud deployments and dramatically improves IT efficiency. Matt Watts, NetApp and Andy Weller, BT Global Services, will discuss why enterprises and service providers are increasingly considering Cloud or IT as a Service (ITaaS), why partnerships are critical and how organizations have improved service flexibility, security and utilisation, reduced administration costs and implemented efficient data protection by adopting a secure Cloud / ITaaS strategy. Matt Watts has been working for NetApp for 5 years in the role of Strategic Advisor, providing guidance to the Customer and Partner community on NetApp Strategy and Technology. Matt has over 15 years of IT experience and has held a number of roles from Support Manager to Business Development Manager. Matt is involved with the NetApp Senate for Strategy and Vision and dedicates a large proportion of his time speaking at customer and partner events advising on NetApp Strategy and the business value of IT. After joining BT in 1980 Andy Weller has worked in a variety of emerging technologies including digital exchanges, as a Product Manager Andy was responsible for a range of Data Networking products. Andy has designed Customer solutions for SUN, DELL, HP and Microsoft. Andy is currently working to bring the next generation of data centre, the Virtual Data Centre (VDC), to market using the latest techniques for vitalising the Networking, Storage and Computing aspects of a Internet Service so that Customers can realise key business benefits around cost reduction, flexibility and environmental issues.

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