Session presented at the 2nd IndicThreads.com Conference on Cloud Computing held in Pune, India on 3-4 June 2011.
Abstract:As the cloud adoption increases, there is a growing concern about the lock-in of customers into the various cloud platforms. This session will discuss various major cloud platforms, the type of lock-in the customer will face in each of these platforms and what each customer can do to minimize their lock-in.
Key takeaways for audience are:
Understand what is cloud lock-in
Types of cloud vendor lock-ins
What is cloud interoperability
Major initiatives around cloud interoperability standards
Goals, differences and players/proponents of these major standards
Steps to minimize cloud lock-in for your customers
Speaker: Ashwin Waknis is a Sr. IT professional with 15 years in the industry. Ashwin is currently head of the Cloud Professional Services Business at Persistent Systems. Before that Ashwin was a Sr. Product Manager at Cisco Systems where he lead major initiatives around Knowledge Management, Enterprise Portal, Web 2.0/Social softwares and Enterprise Search. For the last 2 years, Ashwin has been involved in Cloud Computing initiatives first at Cisco and then at Persistent Systems.Ashwin has spoken at many customer workshops and events organized for educational institutes.