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'Fear & Loathing in the Enterprise Cloud (with apologies to Hunter S. Thompson)'
You want to move your enterprise applications to the cloud, but fear (security, uptime, responsiveness) and loathing (exaggerated claims, undisclosed complexity, etc.) seem to keep getting in the way. It feels like this fear & loathing in the enterprise cloud is resulting in organizations realizing only a small percentage of the potential benefits that can be gained through cloud adoption.

In his General Session talk, Gary Ballabio, Product Line Director at Akamai Technologies, will examine a variety of strategies you can employ to make your cloud architecture better performing, more secure and available. Through a variety of best practices learn how to escape fear & loathing and achieve the optimal reliability for applications running in the cloud.

Speaker Bio:Gary Ballabio is a Product Line Director responsible for Akamai's Enterprise Cloud Solutions portfolio. In his role, he runs Akamai's Terra Alta, Web Application Accelerator and Cloud Monitor services, which target major Enterprise based initiatives centered around Cloud adoption, Big Data and Mobile/BYOD. A 13 year veteran at Akamai, Ballabio has also held leadership roles in Engineering, Sales Engineering, Account Management and Professional Services covering teams in the US, Europe and Asia.