As the hype around cloud computing increased over the past year, most organizations were faced with a need to understand not only how cloud computing fits into their IT organization, but how to be successful in adopting cloud. Core to the decision making process is sifting through the various vendor messages to determine which solution can deliver the features your organization demands. This session will cover the decision making process used in deploying 100s of profitable clouds, an analysis of the vendor landscape including CloudStack, Eucalyptus, OpenStack and vCloud Suite, and a comparison of where the leaders stack up on key elements of successful deployments.
Tim Mackey is a corporate evangelist for XenServer and CloudStack within the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group and oversees the server virtualization and cloud orchestration technical competencies. He joined Citrix through the Reflectent acquisition in 2004, and served as architect and developer for Citrix EdgeSight; an end user experience performance monitoring solution. In 2007, Mr. Mackey became technical product manager for the EdgeSight product line and then in 2009 product manager for the Citrix Essentials self-service virtualization components. Prior to Citrix, Mr. Mackey was an architect and developer at EventZero, and helped to design the first self check-out systems for retailers at Optimal Robotics.