CloudLIVE Conference Highlights Strategies for Battling Multicloud Complexity

The second annual CloudLIVE conference starts in Boston tomorrow and consists of two days of mainstage events and breakout track sessions covering a broad range of topics including multicloud management, cost optimization, and cloud security and governance.

A broad range of speakers will be sharing their insights into current cloud trends, and will provide best practices and explain how leading enterprises are tackling the common cloud challenges.

Three guest speakers will be delivering keynote speeches at the event. Sanjay Poonen, COO of VMware, will explain some of the main factors that are disrupting the world of IT and will provide stories about how common cloud challenges are tackled by leading enterprises.

Michelle McKenna, CIO of the NFL, will share her experiences of spearheading the digital revolution for the NFL and explain how she is managing the NFL’s technology activities.

Lauren Nelson, Principal Analyst at Forrester, will be delivering a keynote explaining how it is possible to achieve a multicloud management strategy that is effective, rapid, and scalable.

The CLOUDLIVE Conference is being hosted by CloudHealth by VMware and several CloudHealth customers will be sharing the strategies they have used to ensure success, including Vanguard, Robert Half, ClickSoftware, Turner Broadcasting, Verizon, Cox Automotive, Zipwhip, and Intuit. These sessions will cover creating a Cloud Center of Excellence and managing multicloud costs and security at scale. These CloudHealth customers will provide tips, tricks, and best practices to adopt, based on their real-world experiences.

For the first time, the CloudLIVE conference will include a breakout track specifically for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), which will cover best practices and tactics that can be adopted by MSPs to boost growth and profitability. MSPs will hear from CloudHealth experts and CloudHealth partners including Groupware Technology, FutureProof, and Softcat. Forrester analyst Jay McBain will also be presenting the findings of a major study on how MSPs are transitioning into cloud-driven organizations. The CloudHealth-sponsored study – “State of the Cloud for MSPs” – can be downloaded here.

Author: Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson is the Editor-in-Chief of