Cloud Computing 101, a Primer – 2017

  • Monday, 04/03/2017: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room: 501A
  • Session Number:  AAP2:


Cloud Computing, as we know it today, celebrated its first decade in 2016. Starting from humble beginnings, cloud has challenged every aspect of “traditional” IT. Cloud brings as much misunderstanding as it does real business value. This session brings focus and clarity to the economics of cloud, the challenges to traditional IT, and the often unrealized value for business. Join us in a discussion of Cloud Computing 2017, the economics, the challenges, the realities, and value as they walk you through use cases and TCO considerations.

Learning Objectives

• Cloud Economics – introduction
• Traditional IT TCO
• Understanding Cloud Costs using real world examples
• Workload considerations
• Cloud and commitments – term and volumetric


John Parker

Disaster Recovery and Global Data Center Operations Management

Jack Story

Chief Technologist / Distinguished Technologist