Dow Jones, Scholastic and Cloud Technology Partners Discuss Trends, Best Practices in Second CloudHealth Technologies Community Forum

CloudHealth Connect ‘Secrets of the Cloud Trailblazers’ Forum in New York Continues Dialogue Among Industry Leaders

NEW YORK – November 28, 2016 – CloudHealth Technologies, the leader in cloud service management, recently held the second CloudHealth Connect community event, engaging leaders from Dow Jones, Scholastic, Cloud Technology Partners, and CloudHealth in a panel discussion and open dialogue covering top challenges in cloud management and best practices for success.

CloudHealth Connect is a community forum designed to bring together business leaders and technologists under one roof to network and share ideas about cloud implementations. CloudHealth launched the forum in June 2016 in San Francisco and followed up with its second event Nov. 3 in New York.

“We are thrilled with the feedback we’re getting from the CloudHealth Connect events,” said Melodye Mueller, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Alliances at CloudHealth Technologies. “Our customers, partners and friends in the cloud community have expressed a real enthusiasm for sharing ideas and helping each other stay on top of fast-moving trends. We have gained valuable insights from both the San Francisco and New York events, and we’re looking forward to hosting other CloudHealth Connect community forums in the near future.”

The latest installment in the series of CloudHealth Connect ‘Secrets of the Cloud Trailblazers’ panels was sponsored by CloudHealth, Alert Logic, Cloud Technology Partners and Datadog. Discussion topics included conversation leaders’ top tips for minimizing risk exposure in an elastic cloud environment and selecting and integrating the right cloud tools for specific organizations.

Adam Japhet, Head of Technology Services Architecture & Design at children’s publishing, education and media company, Scholastic Inc., led a break-out session on multiple public cloud implementations. He said his firm has experienced both advantages and disadvantages being an early adopter of Amazon and Google implementations.

“We’re looking at opportunities with other cloud providers to provide some level of business-level redundancy, where we want to put key workloads,” he said. “We want to make sure we’re protected across multiple providers. We’re not looking for a 50-50 balance – just to leverage the best features that the various cloud providers have.”

Brian Ott, Vice President and Shared Services Practice Lead at analyst firm Cloud Technology Partners, took the lead on a session about governance and compliance. He said companies are going to need to tie internal governance practices more tightly to compliance procedures, with more mission-critical workloads going into the cloud.

Shaown Nandi, Head of Infrastructure and Cloud at Dow Jones and News Corp., led a session on cost management. He said changing the way you analyze and control spend can seem like a complicated task requiring extensive reboots to the infrastructure. But using the right technology tools, and “refactoring” a few workflow decisions, can help an enterprise make significant progress quickly and easily, Nandi said.

“Knowing that your total spend is made up of 10,000 individual decisions can seem like a very daunting problem,” he said. “But it also means there’s 10,000 different levers that you can have to control your costs. It’s just how you prioritize.”

CloudHealth Technologies plans to roll out additional CloudHealthConnect community forums in other U.S. cities, including New York, in 2017. To learn more about CloudHealth, visit or stop by Booth #1218 at AWS re:Invent 2016.

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CloudHealth, the recognized worldwide leader in the growing Cloud Service Management industry, provides integrated reporting, recommendations and active policy management to help companies control the problems associated with “cloud chaos.” Our comprehensive platform gives enterprise companies and MSPs the ability to visualize, optimize and govern their cloud and hybrid environments. By providing analysis and deep insight into historical trends, capacity planning, resource optimization and resource automation, CloudHealth enables stakeholders ranging from C-level executives to engineers, cloud specialists, architects, IT directors and LOB managers to improve performance and drive value through their cloud ecosystems. Well-known organizations that rely on CloudHealth’s capabilities and expertise include Amtrak, Dow Jones, Acquia, and Sumo Logic, among others. Based in Boston, the company is backed by Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, .406 Ventures and Sigma Prime Ventures. For continuous product updates, industry news and engagement, visit us at or follow us @cloudhealthtech