ruthandJRBy now, you’ve heard the term “Cloud”, but what does it actually mean to your developers and architects, your IT staff, and your organization. For developers and architects, the Cloud is a flexible and familiar environment to easily create and host applications that can have nearly infinite scale. For IT staff, the Cloud means on-demand computing with the right infrastructure to host, scale, and manage all your services with ease and speed. For your organization, it means being always available and being global while cutting down on maintenance and operational overhead costs by paying for a service.

But at the end of the day, what does that all mean? How do you transition from the way things are today to a Cloud model? On the next episode of AlignIT Manager Tech Talk, Ruth Morton and I sit down with Joel Varty and talk about moving to the Cloud. The discussion will focus around the business problems Windows Azure can solve, the opportunities that can arise, and what it takes to transition developers, architects, and IT staff from traditional application development to the Cloud. Joel will share how he worked with his team to get up to speed on Cloud development and their strategy for moving applications to the Cloud.

Thursday, September 8, 2011
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET

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Featured Guest: Joel Varty

clip_image002Joel is the Director of Research and Development at Agility CMS in Toronto, cloud-based software for managing internally produced, and user generated content across web, mobile and social media. He has over 12 years experience with Web application technologies and architectures, both from a product and a consulting perspective. Most recently, Joel drives the development of Agility CMS, improving bits of core functionality or encouraging others to take Agility to its limit.

He spends hours a week on trains commuting to and from work but it is where he finds his inspiration to write several short stories. How the World Ends is his first e-novel. Born and raised on a farm in Ontario, Joel now lives in Cobourg with his wife, and two kids.

Connect with Joel

Email: joelv@agilitycms.com
Twitter: @joelvarty
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/joelvarty
Personal Site: http://joelvarty.com

More About AlignIT Manager Tech Talk

The AlignIT Manager Talk is a monthly live streamed video series hosted by Ruth Morton (LinkedIn) and Jonathan Rozenblit (LinkedIn). Each Tech Talk episode airs on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 12:00pm to 12:30pm EST. The show focuses on a range of topics for both infrastructure and development managers and is interactive, taking questions via a live chat and providing answers on screen.