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How Will You Know if the Cloud Will Work for You?

eBook: How to Run a Successful Cloud Pilot

You’ve been thinking about cloud computing, but you’re not sure it’s a good fit for your organization. While there’s lots of hype and discussion around the cloud, the only way you can evaluate it for real is to run a pilot with enterprise applications and visibility for all your stakeholders. A well-managed pilot with clear goals and meaningful results can provide much-needed clarity. This eBook guides you through the process of running a successful cloud pilot, one that meets business requirements while addressing the concerns of networking, security, and operations management.

Download this eBook where you'll find what you need to know about this critical first step into the cloud, based on our real-world experiences with dozens of successful pilots for large enterprises.

In this eBook, you’ll learn:

  • Who should own the pilot and how it should be managed
  • Which application to put in the cloud first
  • What clouds should be considered
  • How to evaluate the pilot to determine success and more...

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Ellen Rubin is the CEO and co-founder of ClearSky Data, an enterprise storage company that recently raised $27 million in a Series B investment round. She is an experienced entrepreneur with a record in leading strategy, market positioning and go-to- market efforts for fast-growing companies. Most recently, she was co-founder of CloudSwitch, a cloud enablement software company, acquired by Verizon in 2011. Prior to founding CloudSwitch, Ellen was the vice president of marketing at Netezza, where as a member of the early management team, she helped grow the company to more than $130 million in revenues and a successful IPO in 2007. Ellen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard University.

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