Securing Your Journey from Virtualization to Cloud Computing

Sponsor: Trend Micro
Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner
Speakers: Neil MacDonald, Allwyn Sequira, Steve Quane
Type: Video (35 minutes)


Cloud computing can provide business agility and cost savings. But how do businesses evolve their data centers to reap those benefits and how do you maintain security and privacy as you transition your workloads to the cloud?

In this program, Gartner Research Vice President, Neil MacDonald, guides you on the journey to the cloud safely by first securing your virtual environments, and then using this foundation to secure your cloud-based workloads.

You will also hear from Alvin Sequira, CTO and Vice President of Network Solutions at VMware, and Quane, Chief Product Officer at Trend Micro on how cloud security can be implemented to support your business needs.


About Neil MacDonald, VP and Fellow, Gartner
Neil MacDonald is a vice president, distinguished analyst and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research, based in Stamford, Connecticut. Mr. MacDonald is a member of Gartner's information security and privacy research team, focusing on operating system and application-level security strategies. Specific research areas include Windows security, host-based intrusion prevention systems, converged endpoint security, service-oriented application security, business process management security and the integration of security into the application development process.

Mr. MacDonald joined Gartner in 1995 as an analyst in Gartner's networking research team, where he focused on network computing infrastructure including identity and access management, directory services and networked operating system security. This later evolved into Gartner's identity and access management research area. From 2001-2003, Mr. MacDonald led Gartner's worldwide team of industry-focused analysts, extending Gartner's research relevancy outside of the IT department to business executives wanting to use information technology to better run their business.

When this research team was folded back into the main research organization in 2004, Mr. MacDonald rejoined the Information Security research team. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. MacDonald worked for an information management organization in IT operations, where he was a network specialist responsible for the planning, deployment, security and support of a 9,500-node multiprotocol and multiserver network.


About Steve Quane, Chief Product Officer, Trend Micro
As executive general manager of the Data Center Business Unit, Steve Quane is responsible for the business profitability, global operations and strategy of Trend Micro's Data Center Business Unit. In addition, Quane is responsible for Trend Micro's Software as a Service platform as well as Corporate Business Development. Prior to his role as executive general manager of the Data Center business, Quane was executive general manager of the SMB Business Unit.

Steve has been with Trend Micro since 2001, and was pivotal to the introduction of Trend Micro's breakthrough Enterprise Protection Strategy which changed the security marketplace.

Prior to joining Trend Micro, Quane held product management and business development roles at Intel Corporation.

Quane holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy.


About Allwyn Sequira, CTO and VP of Security and Network Solutions, VMware
Allwyn is VP/CTO, Security and Networking in the Cloud Infrastructure BU at VMware. He was CTO and SVP of Product Operations at Blue Lane Technologies, which was acquired by VMware in October 2008. He was previously the SVP of Products & Operations at netVmg, an intelligent route control company acquired by InterNap in 2003. Prior tonetVmg, Allwyn was founder, CTO and EVP of Products and Operations at FirstVirtual Corporation (FVC), a multi-service networking company that had a successful IPO in 1998. Prior to FVC, he was Director of the Network Management Business Unit at UB Networks, the first independent local area network company. He has previously served as a Director on the boards of FVC and netVmg.

Allwyn started his career in 1983 as a software developer at HP in the Information Networks Division, working on the development of TCP/IP protocols. During the early 1980's, he worked on the CSNET project, an early realization of the Internet concept. He is a recognized expert in the areas of networking, security, virtualization and cloud architectures, with over twenty five years of experience in the industry, and has been a featured speaker at industry leading forums like Networld+Interop, Next Generation Networks, ISP Con, RSA Conference, Gartner Conference, and VMworld, and is a founding member of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), and Open Network Foundation (ONF), and co-chair of the TiE Silicon Valley Cloud SIG.

Allwyn holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and a Master of Science in ComputerScience from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.