UBM Tech Radio Show Highlights Keys to Success With Hybrid Clouds

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NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizations are taking the next step in their cloud computing strategies by extending their private cloud infrastructure out to public cloud providers with hybrid clouds.

Those hybrid clouds enable IT organizations to make use of the additional compute power available in the public cloud and to integrate the wealth of data resources that can be found in the public cloud. The public cloud's on-demand compute resources give an enterprise the flexibility it needs to scale its applications quickly during peak business periods. The additional data sources found in the public cloud can supplement a company's internal databases, offering the organization better views of its markets, customers, and business opportunities.

However, a move to a hybrid cloud environment isn't without its pitfalls. Companies need to ensure that employees and authorized business partners have access to data and applications when and where they need it while protecting information resources and customer data. The changing landscape presented by the cloud in general, and by hybrid clouds in particular, means extra care must be taken to ensure regulatory compliance.

Companies can find success with hybrid clouds. In fact, many companies are achieving benefits today, and there are opportunities to learn from their experiences. UBM Tech's The Enterprise Cloud Site (www.TheEnterpriseCloud.com) is hosting an online radio show featuring guest speaker Michael Biddick, CEO of Fusion PPT on Thursday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. PDT).

Biddick, who also will present at UBM Tech's Interop show and the co-located Cloud Connect Summit March 31-April 4 in Las Vegas, will discuss "Strategies for Success with Your Hybrid Cloud" in Thursday's radio show, sponsored by AT&T.

Biddick, whose company advises enterprise organizations on cloud strategies, will discuss topics such as how some organizations already are finding benefits in hybrid clouds, how to manage and provision a hybrid cloud, what tools are available for managing those clouds, and how to ensure that a hybrid cloud initiative is compliant with best-practices and government or industry regulations.

Audience members can discuss the topics via text chat throughout the full hour of the event. Along with the 30-minute audio portion of the radio show, Biddick and TECS editor and host James Connolly will join the text chat for the second half hour.

"Cloud computing has followed a natural path over the past few years, with organizations utilizing secured software-as-a-service applications and then redesigning their IT infrastructure with cloud concepts to build private clouds. Now many of those organizations see opportunities to enrich their private cloud-based applications by tapping into the resources of the public cloud," said Connolly. "Michael Biddick will provide our TECS community with advice drawn from his work with many companies that have already stepped into the hybrid cloud concept."

IT professionals, line-of-business managers, and cloud service providers are invited to join the discussion and learn more about hybrid clouds by registering for "Strategies for Success With Your Hybrid Cloud."

The Enterprise Cloud Site (www.theenterprisecloudsite.com) is published by UBM Tech and UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com), the marketing services division of UBM specializing in building and operating highly engaged communities of qualified users within specialist B2B markets using a strategy of best-practices focused on content and technology.

Contact
James Connolly
Editor in Chief
UBM Tech
781 375 7684
jim.connolly@ubm.com

About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc targeting the fastest-growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than 45 successful sites and online communities over the last two years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to set up specialized communities quickly and profitably for their target customers.

About UBM Tech 
UBM Tech (http://www.ubm.com/tech) is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market – engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development, and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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