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'General Session | From Infrastructure to Applications - the Next Step in Your Cloud Journey '
In the last several years, as virtualization and cloud computing adoption has expanded, we have seen endless proof points in support of the value these technologies and solutions bring to Opex and Capex savings. However, Cloud is yet to bring to life the agility and efficiency promised to application teams. We believe that Cloud is an application-centric approach and in this session, we will provide concepts and solutions that can enable customers to leverage their investment in the cloud technologies while surfacing-up capabilities to the application teams to enable them to take advantage of the constructs of the cloud and empowering them to deliver more business value on top of IaaS. We will examine types of cloud applications, new approaches to deploy applications, embed policies, monitor the applications and leverage the cloud elasticity.

Speaker Bio:
Shahar Erez is responsible for setting the product and go-to-market strategies for VMware’s Application Management products. Shahar has more than 12 years of product development, management and strategy experience. Before joining VMware, he served as the Director of products for BTO Analytics at HP. He also led and incubated the design and release of HP Service Health Analyzer, a new solution to automate complex IT performance analysis. Prior to joining HP Erez spent four years managing several engineering teams at Mercury Interactive before the company was acquired by HP in 2006. He earned his MBA from the Technion (the Israel Institute of Technology) and his bachelor of science degree in computer science from the Interdisciplinary Center in Hertzeliya, Israel