Lunch & Learn: Understanding the Cloud

    On May 16, 2012, Data Foundry, tw telecom, and SHI welcomed guests to Texas 1 for a lunch event on the Myths and Realities of Cloud Architecture.

    As guest dined on Texas BBQ, they heard from Data Foundry’s VP of Global Business Development, Greg Nielsen as he spoke about the history of the cloud. Greg illustrated how the modern cloud leverages data centers, like Texas 1, to serve as “nest-eggs” for growing cloud activity. Greg also highlighted several current cloud providers, like Golden Frog, that have recently selected Texas 1 as their permanent home because of its safe location, carrier-neutral connectivity, and highly redundant infrastructure.

    Richard Taggart, Partner at SHI, presents on the importance of Cloud to innovation.

    Richard Taggart, Partner at SHI, presents on the importance of Cloud to innovation.

    Michael Rouleau, SVP at tw telecom, followed with an informative presentation on the evolving landscape of data networking and how increased network capacities have fostered an increase in cloud computing. Finally, former CIO of Disney and current Partner at SHI Richard Taggart spoke about the importance of innovation within an organization and how cloud technology enables better and faster innovation.

    Thank you to our partners, presenters, and those who attended. Learn more about how Data Foundry’s Texas 1 data center can support your cloud-based company.