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Clouds On the Horizon - Dan Morgan

  • 15 Jan 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
  • Evanston Building, 501 N. 34th Street, Suite 200, Seattle, WA, 98103 (Fremont offices of Serials Solutions)


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Cloud computing is the greatest thing since ... well that last greatest thing someone in sales was promoting. And it comes with its very own set of jargon: Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Distributed Cloud, IaaS, PaaS, Saas, few of which have any meaningful definition or accepted standard.

Don't let the phrase "cloud" confuse you the entire concept of the cloud is very simple. From the hardware side you just go back to the 1960s and try to recreate mainframes with cheap, disposable, commodity servers. And from the application side the term is used to describe a variety of computing concepts few of which bear any real relationship to each other but are intended to dazzle you with dreams of lower costs and improved flexibility.

Oracle ACE Director Daniel Morgan is going to share his perspective on "the cloud," point out serious dangers to cloud customers, and provide guidance on how you and your organization can best protect yourself from the more dangerous of the commercial offerings. Morgan's background for this presentation is more than 40 years in IT including teaching at the University of Washington and internal consulting for one of the largest providers of cloud applications, so expect some real-world war stories to punctuate his presentation.

Time/Date:  Wednesday,  January 15,  2014

6:00-7:00 PM:  Registration, networking, and appetizers
7:00-8:30 PM:  Presentation and Discussion


Evanston Building
501 N. 34th Street, Suite 200, Seattle, WA, 98103
(Fremont offices of Serials Solutions)

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  • Free 2 hour street parking is available in front of the building (along N 34th Street) after 6 pm and along the water canal side only, starting from the intersection of Phinney Ave N and N Canal St., moving west bound.
  • Pay parking is available in a parking garage directly across the street. In addition, there is pay parking behind the building. Slightly farther away (within 5 min walk and few blocks), there is a U Park Lot on Phinney Ave N and N 35th St.

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