|By Cloud News Desk||
|January 12, 2009 10:53 PM EST||
Patrick Kerpan, CTO of CohesiveFT, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Kerpan, who was the CTO of Borland before becoming one of CohesiveFT's founders in 2006, will be looking at how companies can secure their assets in the cloud.
"Access to scalable cloud resources will only increase in the years to come," Kerpan explains. "As we move closer to the reality of virtual private data centers, Enterprises must quickly get up to speed on not only how to deploy clusters of servers to the cloud, but also to protect them with a security perimeter they control," he continues.
Enterprise, in Kerpan's view, must understand the unique characteristics of cloud security and the challenges specific to compliance and governance. He says:
"According to leading industry analysts, security is one the gating factor preventing Enterprise cloud adoption of cloud solutions."
Kerpan's session will outline key considerations when evaluating virtual cloud solutions.
Speaker Bio: Patrick Kerpan is the CTO for CohesiveFT, the provider of the Elastic Server Platform. In this role, he is responsible for directing product and technology strategy. Kerpan brings more than 20 years of software development experience to the role of CTO and was one of CohesiveFT's founders in 2006. Previously he was the CTO of Borland Software Corp which he joined in 2000 through the acquisition of Bedouin, Inc., a company that he founded. Kerpan was also the vice president and general manager of the Developer Services Platform group at Borland, where he was instrumental in leading the Borland acquisition of StarBase in 2003.
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