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A Goldman Sachs study published recently projects that spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms will grow at a 30% CAGR from 2013 through 2018 compared with 5% growth for the overall enterprise IT.
During the first quarter of 2015 alone, cloud-related IT infrastructure spending in the EMEA region grew 16 per cent year on year and have now reached $1.01bn, representing just under 20 per cent of the overall IT infrastructure spend according to analyst house IDC.
What does this tell us?
CEOs and CIOs now have full confidence in the cloud. They have trusted the “cost-benefit” and “scalability” promises made by cloud visionaries decades ago. The cloud has reached is maturity and SMEs and enterprises alike are embracing it as part of their IT strategy.
Where is the cloud now?
Frontier Technology, together with Zerto, invite you to an exclusive event on the latest in Cloud & DR.
- Find out how organisations are adopting the Cloud and what is its impact
- Be aware of the risks in the Cloud space, as presented by a cyber security expert
- Discover DR-as-a-Service and learn how to achieve zero downtime in the Cloud
- Listen to real-life cases of corporate users who are now relying on the Cloud
- Demystify Cloud concepts and jargons
- Network with peers and technology experts
There is no cost to attend this event. However, registration is required to secure your place.
14:00 – 14:30 Registration
14:30 – 14:45 Introductions
14:45 – 15:30 The Cloud in 2015: Know your Options | Jerry Mumford, Frontier Technology
15:30 – 16:00 The Cloud Continuity Platform: Examining the Many Use Cases | Darren Swift, Zerto
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break & Networking
16:30 – 16:45 Case Study: One of Scotland’s leading Law Firm’s Journey in the Cloud | Andrew Constable, Simpson & Marwick
16:45 – 17:15 Cloud & Cyber Risks: What You Should Know | Richard Hodson, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
17:15 – 17:30 Raffle & Closing
17:30 – Drinks & Networking
Richard is the Director of Technology at Arthur J. Gallagher and Vice Chair of the Cyber Risk & Insurance Forum (CRIF). With over 15 years’ experience across the London, Australian and regional UK markets Richard looks after the risk and insurance requirements of businesses in the broad Technology and Telecommunications sectors as well helping organisations address the emerging threats associated with an increased use of technology.
An obstinate opponent of the use of the word “Cyber” to discuss the effects of these emerging perils, Richard capitulated when becoming a founder member of CRIF and decided if you can’t beat them join them. Contributing to the UK Governments strategy on risk, CRIF has helped advise on Cyber Security Standards. Richard Chairs the sub-committee that is focused on Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Richard is a regular commentator on these emerging risks via the CRIF forum and can be followed on twitter @RichardHodson
A specialist defender litigator, Andrew is a key member of the personal injury team and recognised as “professional, courteous and helpful” in the Legal 500 guide 2013. With an impressive number of insurance clients, Andrew acts to represent them in the courts, at fatal accident inquiries and at appeal. He regularly delivers training to insurance claims teams throughout the UK.
Andrew’s expertise extends to employer’s and public liability claims, road traffic accidents and health and safety prosecutions.. He has significant experience of high value litigation including brain injury claims.
Andrew also has a significant commercial caseload ranging from construction disputes and a long running contractual dispute over the management of an oil rig to unfair preferences and general commercial disputes including experience of arbitration.
Darren Swift is a Systems Engineer covering EMEA for Zerto. Prior to being at Zerto, Darren was a systems engineer for EMC and has a wealth of experience covering 8 years in SAN\NAS, Virtualisation, Disaster Recovery & Cloud technologies with a particular focus on Disaster Recovery solutions, Virtualisation and cloud consultancy. Over his career, Darren has helped many Fortune 500 companies achieve their goals through his qualifications and knowledge on these technologies. Attend to see how and why Darren can help simplify, improve and future proof your disaster recovery strategy with Zerto 4.0 aka “Master of Disaster Recovery”
Jerry has seen the Cloud grow – from when the market was just starting to grasp its concept to its full maturity and adoption. Having worked for industry game changers such as Dell, HP, Tintri, OCSL & 3PAR, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to cloud computing. With a main focus on evangelising the ever expanding benefits of datacentre infrastructure outsourcing, Jerry has helped multinationals and SMEs realise their Cloud vision.