Moving to the Cloud 101

There is a lot of misinformation about cloud technologies, according to Michael Corey, who will co-present a session at Data Summit 2016 titled “Cloud Trends & Lessons Learned When Choosing a Cloud Provider.”

Michael CoreyCorey is president of Ntirety, a division of HOSTING, as well as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, VMware vExpert, and a past president of the Independent Oracle Users Group. He will present the session with VMware's Don Sullivan, as part of the Virtualization Day Track at Data Summit on Wednesday, May 11. 

There are fundamental mistakes that some companies have made in their move to the cloud, said Corey, who, with Sullivan, plans to dispel common myths and offer some best practices to follow in their presentation.

“Cloud does give you agility and flexibility to buy by the drink, but if you drink a lot, it is a really expensive way to buy resources,” he said.  And, Corey added, if someone thought they had a hard time controlling their IT infrastructure 5 years ago, it is even harder because it is not in your on environment anymore.

“What is clear to me is that the cloud is here to stay. It makes sense for a lot of businesses. But there are people who have made mistakes, and we should be learning from those so that as a business goes to the cloud we can avoid those problems,” Corey said.

“In our presentation,” he explained, “we are going to look at the state of the cloud today, look at mistakes people have made, the lessons that should be learned to adjust the cloud strategy in order to be smarter and better, what you should look for in a vendor when you purchase cloud services, and the common sense things you should do to manage the cloud better.”

Data Summit will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown, May 10-11, with preconference workshops on Monday, May 9.

To register, go here