Mapping Session: Understanding the multi-cloud opportunity

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Mapping Session: Understanding the multi-cloud opportunity

By Gigaom

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 · 11:05am - 12:05pm PDT


Mission Bay Conference Center 1675 Owens Street San Francisco, CA 94158


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Hybrid clouds, in which one public cloud and one private cloud are used together, are becoming increasingly common solutions to a range of business challenges. Figures from a recent survey suggest growing interest in something more complex and, potentially, more interesting; multi-cloud. In a multi-cloud arrangement, customers build solutions combining one or more public clouds with one or more private clouds.

This session will explore the motivations behind adopting a multi-cloud strategy, and consider the implications for customers, providers of cloud solutions, and providers of cloud management tools and other middleware components.

  • Why does multi-cloud matter? Is it a trend that will grow, or one whose days are numbered?
  • Who are the key players, and are they ready to exploit this opportunity?
  • What issues should be borne in mind, when specifically planning to use, sell or support multi-cloud?

Paul Miller - Founder, Cloud of Data and Analyst, GigaOM Research

Ben Kepes - Founder and Principal, Diversity Ltd. and Analyst, GigaOM Research
David Linthicum - SVP, Cloud Technology Partners and Analyst, GigaOM Research
Jo Maitland - Research Director, GigaOM Research

Mission Bay Conference Center
Thursday, June 20
11:05 AM -12:05 PM
Room: Conference Room 1, Level 2

What happens in a Mapping Session? We tap the collective wisdom of our analysts and other thought leaders in the market sector we are researching in order to identify the most disruptive trends and their relative importance in shaping a market or industry over the next 12 to 24 months. We also examine which companies are in the best and worst positions to drive these trends — which we call disruption vectors — and gain market share and revenue.

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