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The CSP Opportunity
The CSP Opportunity
Today’s cloud service providers offer much more than the IT version of pay-per-use utilities: IaaS, hosted private cloud and inexpensive storage. Modern CSPs are part ISP, part MSP and part consultant. They help customers maximize uptime and flexibility, take advantage of new technologies without large capital and manpower investments, and grow IT as the business grows.
Who should attend: CSPs looking to learn what’s new and ISPs, hosts, agents, VARs and MSPs looking to expand into this hot space
12 – 1 p.m.
Opening Keynote Panel: New Stack City
Grab a bite and listen to top CSPs discuss how and why they chose the platforms on which they run their private and hybrid cloud infrastructures. We’ll discuss Azure Stack, OpenStack and VMware; explore the hybrid cloud versus multicloud discussion; and touch on new hardware options.
1:10 – 2 p.m.
The Next-Gen, Software-Defined Host
You’ve heard the buzz around containers, microservices, software-defined storage and servers, stateless architectures, direct interconnects — this is definitely not your daddy’s infrastructure. In this session, top network engineers will walk through these and other concepts with an eye toward TCO, technical maturity, scalability and other practical considerations critical to CSPs.
2:10 – 3 p.m.
Protecting Customers Is Job #1
CSPs need to battle ransomware, DDoS attacks and other exploits that can result in downtime and loss of customer trust, not to mention PCI certifications. Besides data center security basics, are you up to speed on secure protocols like SSL, SFTP and HTTPS? What about replication engineered to inoculate against ransomware, support for 2FA and encryption, and new DDoS protection options? In this session, we’ll discuss current best practices for running a secure operation.
3:10 – 4 p.m.
The Business End
Now that you’ve built cloud services, you need to manage, deliver and monetize them. In this session we’ll discuss the anatomy of a cloud service in a practical way: How do you create a billing system and how do you know what to charge for your service? Do you segregate each user instance? How do you build a user portal so that your service is easy to provision and, to the extent possible, user self-managed?
All Access pass required to attend this session.