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'General Session | Building a "Mainstream" Private Cloud: What You Need to Know'
Private clouds are a great way to provide real-time service delivery of IT resources with a single-tenant, customized, secure environment. However, the challenge of scaling and managing physical resources still exists. The solution may be to leverage an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider to build an off-premise Private Cloud to add scalability to your current private cloud.

In this session you will learn:
  • How to achieve scalability at Internet speed
  • Why it makes technical and business sense to host the cloud off-premises
  • What hosting options are available


Duke Skarda is CTO of SoftLayer. He joined in November 2010 and holds responsibilities for implementing, designing andenhancing the proprietary SoftLayer Infrastructure Management System (IMS). Prior to joining SoftLayer, he served as the VP of IT and Software Development at The Planet. He served in this role from June 2009 to October 2010. Previously, Skarda spent 10 years with Level 3 Communications in a series of increasingly responsible positions. Additionally, he has four years of experience with Sprint.