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'Cloud Computing – Extending Your IT Infrastructure'
Cloud computing has moved beyond the early adoption phase, as enterprises are now using – or plan to use – cloud for their production environments. Enterprise adoption, however, brings a stricter set of requirements and expectations. Though enterprise customers see the clear business benefits of cloud – lower costs and increased business agility – they are wary of cloud services that don’t adequately address their requirements. In this session, NaviSite will share its experiences as an enterprise-class cloud provider, and discuss the feature sets and requirements of a production-ready cloud, including role-based access; memory management; disaster recovery and business continuity; security; and support for hybrid clouds.

Denis Martin is EVP & Chief Technology Officer, NaviSite Inc. His role reflects his continued contributions to NaviSite's strategic direction, including acquisition activity, and product, service, and channel development. He brings 20 years of business experience and has served in several positions in the company, most recently as Sr. Vice President of Corporate Development. He has extensive experience in network-based computing and outsourced delivery of business solutions and managed services. Before joining NaviSite, Martin managed the national hosting and application services organization for AppliedTheory, Inc. He has also acted as a consultant to several state and federal agencies in developing network and application programs at local, state and national levels.