Tom Brand has more than 12 years business IT experience. Since joining GlassHouse, he has focused on delivering projects that focus on the use of virtualisation. He joined GlassHouse from Morse where he was a senior consultant delivering virtualisation, storage and backup solutions. Before that, Tom held consulting roles at organisations including Deloitte & Touche, TechMS and Vodafone. He is an active member of the management team for the VMware London Usergroup.
Crafting a specific, clearly defined cloud contract with your provider is crucial to staving off security problems and SLA breaches. In this tweet jam recap, participants shared tips on how to best communicate needs to cloud providers.
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