Date/TimeDate: 03/02/2010 - 04/02/2010
Time: All Day
To register, contact:
Tel 021 556 7718
Fax 021 556 7706
Taking place in Pretoria & Cape Town – Download the brochure here
Date 3rd to 4th February 2010, ABSA Conference Centre, Pretoria Date 10th to 11th February 2010, Atlantic Imbizo, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town In one of the most difficult economic situations in 50 years, IT departments around the world are re-evaluating their platform strategies and looking for innovative ways to create competitive advantages.
Cloud computing is reshaping the IT marketplace and is becoming the next industry buzz word. It is a way to dynamically combine and scale server, storage, networking and other resources outside of a company’s own traditional data centre for such purposes as remote data storage or running Software-as-a-Service. The Cloud is changing not just the technology landscape but also the entire nature of the business models that underpin successful 21st century companies. This disruptive technology, with massive growth forecasts expected in the short term around the world, has a great deal to offer: achieving higher scale at lower costs or eliminating data centre capital in favour of a “pay-as-you-go” model are some of those great entrepreneurial opportunities that can be seized.
Increasing capacities while expanding computing capabilities without heavy investment in infrastructure, training or software licensing is no longer an utopia…This two day event will be the perfect place to be for anyone looking to implement massively scalable Enterprise IT as a service using Internet technologies.
A cloud service has three distinct characteristics that differentiate it from traditional hosting.
It is sold on demand, typically by the minute or the hour; it is elastic — a user can have as much or as little of a service as they want at any given time; and the service is fully managed by the provider (the consumer needs nothing but a personal computer and Internet access). Significant innovations in virtualization and distributed computing, as well as improved access to high-speed Internet and a weak economy, have accelerated interest in cloud computing. In the software-as-a-service cloud model, the vendor supplies the hardware infrastructure, the software product and interacts with the user through a front-end portal. SaaS is a very broad market. Services can be anything from Web-based email to inventory control and database processing. Because the service provider hosts both the application and the data, the end user is free to use the service from anywhere.
Seating is very limited so please contact us urgently to avoid missing out. Benefits of attending:
# Participation in a highly interactive workshop.
# Will receive a comprehensive manual/cd.
# Your instructor is highly qualified
# Receive cutting edge and relevant information
# Add great value to your organization
# Practical case studies
# Excellent networking and benchmarking platform
# Fees include certificates.