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VITO Report Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Roger Strukhoff, Timothy Fisher, Ernest de Leon

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CIO/CTO Update: Article

Cloud Computing Transparency and Pitfalls

NaviSite Speakers at Cloud Expo Cover These Critical Topics

Denis Martin is EVP and CTO of NaviSite, based in Andover, Mass. He is delivering a session at Cloud Expo on the topic of a "Transparent Extension to Your IT Organization." His session abstracts describes this as follows: "NaviCloud is a next-generation platform that combines the economic efficiencies of cloud computing with true enterprise-class reliability and security. With built-in high-availability, a state of the art operations center, and a highly-resilient service delivery infrastructure spanning multiple data centers, NaviCloud ensures business continuity."

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"NaviCloud also employs a multi-pronged approach to ensuring and enforcing the security, privacy, and integrity of enterprise applications and data. NaviSite CTO Denis Martin will deep dive into the architecture and the real building blocks of NaviCloud."

Martin's resume shows extensive experience in network-based computing and outsourced delivery of business solutions and managed services. Before joining NaviSite, he managed the national hosting and application services organization for AppliedTheory, Inc. He has also acted as a consultant to several state and federal agencies in developing network and application programs at local, state and national levels.

NaviSite will also look at Cloud Computing from the angle of pitfalls to avoid, specifically seven of them, according to Vishal Sharma, Sr. Director of Business Development. "Faced with high in-house deployment, management, and support costs for its mission-critical enterprise applications, enterprises are turning to the cloud for its economic efficiencies and speed of deployment," according to Sharma's session abstract. "But moving to the cloud requires some up-front planning and careful consideration of the various cloud offerings."

Sharma has worked for RSA/EMC, Microsoft, Gartner, AMS/CGI and TCS. He holds undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and an MBA from Wharton Business School.

More Stories By Roger Strukhoff

Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.