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Cloud Expo Takeaways: Automation is King!

"If it's not automated, don't bother" says Dome9 Security's Dave Meizlik

With 9th Cloud Expo at Silicon Valley's Santa Clara Convention Center now finished, Cloud Computing Journal asked a variety of industry stakeholders what their Top Three takeaways were from the event, now that the many thousands of delegates are back at their desks and their companies, leveraging the knowledge and the insights that they gained through the extensive technical/strategic program and the huge number of booths on the Expo floor.

Here are the Top Three according to Dave Meizlik - Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Dome9 Security.

Takeaway #1: Cloud ecosystem is growing

Cloud ecosystem is growing as more and more services are delivered in and for it, introducing flexibility but also complexity..

Takeaway #2:
Security remains the #1 concern

Security remains the #1 concern in the cloud, but service providers are making great progress to mitigate that concern and new services provide customers with some great options.

Takeaway #3:
Automation is king!

Cloud services must be as elastic as the infrastructure to support its scalability and portability. If it's not automated, don't bother.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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