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One of the common misperceptions about public versus private clouds is that going with a public cloud provider will save money. After all, these providers have already built the infrastructure, right?

But the reality is that it’s not uncommon to have things get out of control with a public cloud. Suddenly you find your cloud bill astronomical one month and you don’t know it till you get the bill, because it’s almost a blind system. In fact, many companies experience significant operational cost savings and a positive ROI going the private route.

So why do private clouds not get as much air time when companies are making these critical decisions? People tend to want things now, and often don’t want to wait for an internal build. But that impatience can actually work against you.

In this valuable session, our experts will explain how to take the best practices of the public cloud (like building sand boxes) and build those into a private cloud. Or in other words, how to convert your data center over to a private cloud architecture and be just as responsive as a public cloud platform.

You’ll also get an inside look at the state of current private cloud adoption among your colleagues. We’re starting with a live online survey about attendees’ current practices with private clouds, and their biggest concerns with them.

Join us to find out the live results and get invaluable advice about private cloud computing from our expert panel below.

Panelists

Craig Sowell, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Datapipe. As a 15-year industry veteran, Sowell is responsible for spearheading marketing initiatives relating to Datapipe’s products and service offerings within public, private and hybrid cloud environments.

Ravi Madduri, Product Manager at Argonne National Laboratory and a fellow at University of Chicago where he works on creating products and services that expedite scientific discovery process using computational tools and technologies.

Diane Mueller is the Community Manager for OpenShift, the Red Hat-sponsored Open Source Platform as a Service. Mueller been designing and implementing products and applications embedded into mission critical financial and accounting systems at F500 corporations for over 30 years.

Moderator

Wendy Schuchart, Editor and Analyst, VentureBeat

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