As the number of cloud computing and storage services and models available to Australian businesses increases, so can the complexity of choice. Concerns expressed about the security, service levels and transparency of cloud delivery have reduced but not disappeared altogether (*) and since virtually all Australian companies deploy cloud in some form as part of their data infrastructure, so the debate as to best practice and safest practice continues. 

Hear from four experts from different places on the cloud landscape in Australia - Adam Davis, Director of edgeDC, Darragh Kennedy, Platform Engineering Manager at Zendesk, Joseph Smith, Director Products Cloud Business at Singtel-Optus and Dr Saul Carroll, Chief Technical Officer at Asia Pacific Cloud – as they evaluate the direction that cloud is traveling in ANZ and the larger APAC region and what this means for companies buying, deploying and using it. 

Thought provoking questions they will address include:

  • While the recent drive seems to have been towards a hybrid cloud model is this still the case? If not, what’s coming next?
  • How will legislation dealing with data sovereignty affect choices?
  • What impact will recently published standards and certifications have on the market?
  • How can security practices be optimised?
  • What about staffing, skill sets, work and data practices?
  • How does an organisation ‘grow’ towards the cloud to leverage the benefits?

The panel will start off the afternoon session in Hall 1 and last an hour. DCD will be adopting an inclusive approach to its conference agenda – including a discussion with the audience. Questions will be taken from the audience on the floor or can be emailed to

‘Buying Cloud Well’ will feature at DCD>Australia on June 27 at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. The conference & expo is set to deliver 550 senior IT professionals, 30 thought leaders and 20 key innovators taking the industry to greater heights by discussing and showcasing the latest technologies hitting the ANZ data center and Cloud market. Other than a full day conference agenda around the topic of “Optimising Hybrid IT” across 2 conference halls, the day will also include networking opportunities, and lunch briefings with insider access into the latest technology by Huber + Suhner and Eltek.

Qualified end-users can apply for complimentary registration

DCD adopts a ‘free-to-attend, by invitation’ event model for qualified end-user business executives, managers and technical professionals directly engaged with IT, data center and cloud infrastructure. If your company operates its own on/off premise data center(s), or if you are a significant end-user of data center and cloud services and you are involved in technology planning, procurement, implementation, and operations, then you may qualify. Complimentary registration for DCD>Australia qualified applicants ends May 26, or when ‘free’ allocation filled. A registration fee of $300 applies to all end-user delegate registrations thereafter.

New to DCD: A complimentary Professional Advisor Passes is also available to one engineering/technical professional with management title/responsibility from each A/E consultancy/advisory firm (subject to criteria).

Find out more about which pass you qualify for and register for the conference, DCD>Australia here.

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