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FROC2010 Abstract McClellan

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The Presentation: "Building a Secure, Compliant Cloud for the Enterprise"

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing has very quickly grown from an exotic concept to a known solution, with countless successful implementations. However, concerns remain about some aspects of clouds. Security and regulatory compliance are at the top of the list. When properly managed and configured, a cloud solution can be as safe, secure and compliant as any in-house solution running on dedicated servers.

This session will address the sources of confusion as they apply to IaaS implementations and outline the practices and technologies available to keep clouds safe and compliant in the areas where they do have unique vulnerabilities and requirements.

The Speaker: Matt Ferrari, Director of Platform and Storage Engineering @

As’s Director of Platform and Storage Engineering, Matt is responsible for the Engineering group as well as new product development and product line enhancements. He has helped to advance’s line of managed Cloud products, which are currently the company’s fastest growing line of new business.

Matt has been with for over 7 years, moving through multiple roles which have had him managing, engineering and representing at industry events. He has been a noted speaker at Executive Summits, Adobe Max, CFUnited, VMWorld, Microsoft Hosting Summit, and VMWare User groups in multiple cities. Matt has participated in many cloud-related panels with some of’s top partners.

Prior to joining, Matt graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Computer Science. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two kids and is praying for the Mets to turn it around.

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