As customers with existing data consider moving that data and applications to “the cloud”, it rapidly becomes apparent that, just as in real estate, it’s all about location. A move to the cloud is most typically a journey accomplished over time, and not a “big bang”. For at least a time, customer data will need to be accessible from both legacy and cloud-based applications. Since cloud vendors charge for data movement, customers need to understand and control that movement. Also, there may be performance or security implications around moving data to or from the cloud. This presentation will cover these and other reasons why it’s critical to consider location of your data during your cloud journey. We’ll discuss tools and techniques that can help make your move easier; and why a hybrid approach to the cloud may be best.
Clay Jackson is a Sr. Database Systems Sales Engineer for Quest, specializing in Database Performance Management and Data Movement Tools. Prior to joining Quest, Jackson was the DBA Manager at Darigold. He also spent over 10 years managing Oracle, SQLServer and DB2 databases and DBAs at Washington Mutual. While at WaMu, Jackson was the Enterprise Database Compliance Officer, with responsibility for Database Security and Disaster Recovery. He was also responsible for Oracle databases at Starbucks and US West. While at US West, he participated in the Oracle 7 Alpha Test, and was part of the Oracle Very Large Database Customer Focus Group. He is also part of the OAK Table Group.