SOURCE: Freedom OSS

Freedom OSS

November 10, 2010 09:30 ET

Lionsgate to Highlight Cloud Migration at Freedom OSS' Cloud Computing Event

Media and Entertainment Giant Underscores ROI and Operational Advantages of Cloud Migration

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) - Freedom OSS, a leader in Integrated Cloud Service Management (ICSM), today revealed that Leo Collins, CIO, Lionsgate Entertainment, will highlight their cloud migration process at Freedom OSS' Cloud Computing and Cloud Management Best Practices event on November 16th, 2010, at the Chicago Marriott, Magnificent Mile. To register, visit http://aws.amazon.com/freedom-oss-integrated-cloud-services-management or contact Nichole Merrick at Info@freedomoss.com or 877.828.8987, ext. 212.

Attendees will be given a behind the scenes look at how Lionsgate is moving its back office functions -- including core SAP, ERP systems, AP, AR, general ledgers, business intelligence applications as well as the entertainment focused, meta data and rights management systems -- into the cloud.

Who:
Live web presentation from Amazon.com CTO, Dr. Werner Vogels, and in-person presentations by Freedom OSS Chief Cloud Architect, Max Yankelevich and Lionsgate.

What:
Exclusive half-day event showcasing Lionsgate Entertainment's ERP cloud migration and underscoring the process with best practice initiatives.

When:
November 16, 2010 | 11:30am - 5:00pm Local Time.

Where:
Marriott Chicago Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

Why:
To underscore the fact that SAP can be successfully moved into the cloud, and offer specific benefits including new approaches to safeguard stored data within the cloud.

How:
To register, visit http://aws.amazon.com/freedom-oss-integrated-cloud-services-management or contact Nichole Merrick at Info@freedomoss.com or 877.828.8987, ext. 212.

The value of cloud computing became apparent after Lionsgate received cost estimates for a new data center in Santa Monica, California, "The computer room in Santa Monica was very expensive and moving it to less expensive space still was not cost-effective," noted Leo Collins, Executive Vice President and CIO for Lionsgate. "The difficulties of managing two physical facilities, with many network and server devices recede into the background when you embrace cloud computing services."

About Freedom OSS
Freedom OSS is a leader in Integrated Cloud Service Management (ICSM) focusing on large enterprise environments. Drawing upon its roots as an open source and SOA integrator, Freedom OSS has developed a unique solution that fills a gap for cloud management and mitigates the risks for migrating to the cloud. Freedom's vNOC cloud management and governance suite simplifies the process of getting applications ready for cloud deployment by managing packaged and server applications, operating systems, security patching as well as providing governance and compliance adherence. In addition, Freedom offers strategic cloud computing partnerships as one of the leading Amazon AWS Enterprise Solution Providers.

Freedom OSS has demonstrated an unmatched expertise building custom, scalable, mission-critical business applications for a diversity of customers (Global 2000, Government and mid-size). Freedom OSS has been identified as "The Top Enterprise Cloud Computing System Integrator on the Market Today," according to The 451 Group & Burton Group.

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