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Twitter Chat: Protected Clouds are Better Clouds: Do people trust clouds or do they trust brands?

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Topic: Do people trust clouds or do they trust brands?
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: Starts at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Length: One hour
Where:  Virtual event on – Follow hashtag #DirtyTopics
Expert: Alex Sakaguchi, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Symantec - @ASakaguchi


            CIOs are becoming increasingly invested in the cloud, with 92 percent saying they believe it provides business benefits, according to a survey conducted by Dimensional Research. From cost savings, efficiency, rapid deployment, scalability, and ubiquitous accessibility, cloud computing brings with it several benefits. As shown by its 33 percent quarter-to-quarter growth this year, many organizations are leveraging the cloud to host business data in both IaaS and SaaS incarnations.

            As individuals and organizations realize the potential agility and business benefits of cloud computing, concerns about security of clouds continues to grow. With a plethora of cloud providers, it can be a sensitive subject when it comes to selecting a vendor based on qualifications versus trusting a brand name. Cloud giants like Google, AWS, Microsoft and IBM have been announcing price drops to lure more users to their cloud services, but with vulnerabilities and security exploitations, selecting the right vendor can make a critical difference between a breach and a secured cloud environment.
            The Dimensional Research study also found that 33 percent of cloud services in use were vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug, which has since decreased to 1 percent thanks to the steps taken by cloud service providers. However, given this ecosystem of rapid growth, potential business benefits, and risks, how does a CIO decide which cloud service provider will work best for their business?

            Gain confidence in the protected cloud and learn the different features IT decision makers should take into account when choosing a cloud service provider with security expert Alex Sakaguchi. Explore how to mitigate the risk of migrating the SDDC and Agile Data Center to the cloud, and discuss ongoing cloud computing needs, scalability, and security policies for cloud vendors in more detail in a #DirtyTopics chat on Twitter, “Do people trust clouds or do they trust brands?” on Thursday, October 9 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET. If you have questions about what are the biggest factors for your decision on which cloud service provider to use for your data center, Alex can help.

For more information, read Delivering Agile Security For Enterprise Clouds with SDDC and Micro-Segmentation. #GoTransform