Welcome to the Winter 2015 edition of Cloud Strategy Magazine. We have a full issue in store for you this time. Dusten Tornow of OneNeck IT Solutions discusses SLA optimization in our cover story; Dr. Michael Waclawiczek of NuoDB weighs in on databases and the cloud; Bharani Kumar of ManageEngine writes on virtualization and the modern data center; Mark Hirst of Canon Technologies discusses the importance of asset management for cloud providers; Nataly Kelly of Smartling writes on going global with SaaS; and Jason Ausburn and Karl Fruecht of Forsythe Technology write on cyber security planning. In addition, we have case studies from Telx, Sungard, and BizNet Software. Cloud Strategy’s Winter 2015 issue is all you need to navigate the cloud.



Set your calendar for the Data Center & Computing Conference and Expo, which will take place June 15-16 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. Charlie Manese, infrastructure engineer at Facebook, will deliver the keynote presentation on June 15, titled, “Facebook and Open Compute: Designing for Efficiency and Scale.” Charlie will discuss the project’s mission to design the most efficient computing infrastructure. Charlie joins an exciting list of conference speakers from Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard, and many others to focus on recent advances in data center technologies and high performance cloud computing operations.

The event is being produced by Mission Critical Magazine, Cloud Strategy’s sister publication and The Critical Facilities Roundtable.

For more information, visit www.mcdatacenterconf.com.

Caroline Fritz