Cloudy with a chance of Security
The benefits of cloud are extensive. Cloud enables rapid deployment, provisioning and scaling of IT resources, which means users can integrate acquired companies more easily and enter new markets more quickly - all while shortening development times, reducing waste and lowering costs. But despite growing cloud adoption rates, some companies are still reluctant to aggressively move workloads and applications to the cloud. The reason is security. Security remains one of the major concerns both when moving applications to the cloud and selecting the right cloud provider. It's time to separate fact from fiction and debunk some cloud security myths regarding Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - the building block for all other cloud services.
Alan White is a technology visionary, strategist, innovator and solutions expert with over 20 years' experience in IT. He is a graduate of Queen's University of Belfast, Ireland. Alan has worked in both SMB companies as well as multi-national corporations in varying leadership and technology roles. Today Alan is the cloud strategy principal for Tierpoint based in Oklahoma City, OK, aligning "as-a-service" technologies to business goals. Tierpoint is one of the nation's leading cloud providers offering multi-tenant, private and hybrid options. Alan is a 2 time cancer survivor, competitive cyclist and currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife, 3 children and 3 dogs.
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