IT Modernization

IT Modernization Webinar

Battle of the Clouds

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Webinar Description

IT Modernization: Battle of the Clouds

Moving to the Cloud is key to modernizing IT, increasing Agility and lowering IT costs. But there are many cloud architectures and cloud providers to choose from. Various factors affect the choice of architecture and provider. This Webinar is a vendor-agnostic consideration of the key factors to consider in choosing a cloud architecture and provider, with focus on leading cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft (Azure and Office 365), Google (Apps and App Engine), Open Source (OpenStack, Docker), and IBM Cloud.

Presenter Bios

Chris Penick

Chris Penick is a full-time staff instructor for UMBC Training Centers. He has over 25 years of experience in instruction, programming, networking, security, and technical writing. He has provided training for military, civilian, private, and university audiences. Chris' primary topics that he instructs include: C programming, Python, Data Structures and Algorithms, Operating Systems, Big Data and Hadoop, SQL, Cloud Technologies, and security courses such as CISSP, Security+, and CEH. He has owned and managed his own consulting firm for ten years.

Chris holds the following certifications: CISSP, CEH, Security+, Microsoft Certified System Engineer, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and Microsoft Certified Professional.

Jon Lau

Jon Lau is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for UMBC Training Centers. He is responsible for UMBC Training Centers’ technical training programs (Information Technology, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, and Engineering). Prior to UMBC Training Centers, he spent 16 years as a software engineer and IT consultant (for companies such as SRA International, Sybase, and Interwoven), deploying and supporting systems for large commercial and government clients. He holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and a B.A. in Physics from UMBC.