BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, today announced it will host the first eCloud Summit from Feb. 17-18 at the newly opened JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. Enterprise IT executives, leading cloud service providers, next-generation enabling technology vendors, prominent analysts and media will be invited to attend the event. Experts will participate and share in a variety of panels and sessions that explore what has been called the “death of IT,” and the rapid emergence of new opportunities and challenges presented by the enterprise cloud.
Enterprise IT is now moving aggressively toward a cloud delivery model. According to 451 Research, 65 percent of large scale enterprises now use some form of cloud computing.* According to Gartner, “By 2018, SaaS will become the dominant model for consuming application functionality for approximately 80 percent of all organizations.”** Aggregate statistics like these mask a complicated reality inside the enterprise. Executives driving this transition often wrestle with a tangle of infrastructure they increasingly see as a commodity, even as the applications that infrastructure supports become more strategic. Most are looking for ways to improve the resiliency, agility, and control of the data that is the lifeblood of their business while reducing the cost, time, and complexity necessary to manage it.
During the two-day event, Actifio will call upon the key stakeholders in this transition – enterprise CIOs, cloud service provider leaders, and enabling technology executives – to share their perspectives on how best to collaborate in navigating the move toward the cloud. Event speakers include:
- Ash Ashutosh, founder and CEO of Actifio
- Gary Reiner, former CIO of GE and current board member of Citigroup and Box
- Rich Roseman, former VP & CIO of 21st Century Fox and Newscorp
- Donna Scott, vice president & distinguished analyst at Gartner
- Bill Taylor, co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company
Details of the agenda can be found at ecloudsummit.com; C-level executives and media interested in securing an invitation to the event should contact firstname.lastname@example.org before registering through the site.
*Research report for Verizon, 451 Research, May 2014
**Gartner Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2014 Update, Ed Anderson, September 9, 2014
Actifio delivers copy data virtualization to hundreds of global enterprise customers and service provider partners in more than 30 countries around the world. Our Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology decouples data from infrastructure, enabling dramatic improvements in business resiliency, agility, and access to the cloud. Actifio replaces siloed data management applications with a radically simple, application-centric, SLA-driven approach that lets customers capture data from production applications, manage it more economically, and use it when and where they need to. Actifio is headquartered just outside Boston, Massachusetts, and can be reached via the web (actifio.com), Twitter (@actifio), or email at email@example.com