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Elastra to Present at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo
Stuart Charlton, Chief Software Architect, will discuss deploying an architecture-aware cloud computing infrastructure
Jan. 13, 2009 12:22 PM
Stuart Charlton, Chief Software Architect of Elastra, will be presenting a must-attend breakout session at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009.
Charlton, who specializes in the areas of systems architecture, RESTful web architecture, and data warehousing, will be discussing how to deploy an architecture-aware cloud computing infrastructure.
"The Infrastructure-as-a-Service model of early cloud computing providers has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity," notes Charlton. "This is an important first step, but for companies to harness the power of the cloud, it should enhance the alignment driven by enterprise architecture, driving down the lead times for delivering IT value to business, from concept to deployment, and through maintenance," he adds.
Charlton, who gave a packed session in November at the inaugural Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA, continues:
"An architecture-aware cloud computing infrastructure leads to IT services that are easily configured, deployed, dynamically-scaled, and managed in these virtualized hardware environments, while tied into business processes, data models, security services and the data center's service management, problem resolution, and compliance processes."
His session in New York will discuss in greater detail how this new approach to infrastructure operates and how to increase both alignment and agility through it.
Speaker Bio: Stuart Charlton is the Chief Software Architect for Elastra, a provider of cloud computing software infrastructure. He specializes in the areas of systems architecture, RESTful web architecture, data warehousing, and is an avid follower of lean and agile approaches to business processes and product development. Prior to joining Elastra, he was an Enterprise Architect with BEA Systems Worldwide Consulting, was the lead integration architect for Rogers Communications - a major Canadian telecommunications company - and has been a consultant and trainer for over a dozen organizations in the United States, Canada and Japan.
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