Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Mathematics Department Presentation: 'Cloud Computing: What's the Big Deal' – April 4
Frank D’Arrigo, director of technology for AAA Western and Central New York, will present "Cloud Computing: What’s the Big Deal?" on Friday, April 4, at 4:00 p.m. in E. H. Butler Library 208.
Cloud computing has been a popular discussion topic in corporations of all sizes for the last three years, but why? What’s the big deal? In this presentation, D'Arrigo will define cloud computing and discuss AAA’s decision to move its data center to a hosted cloud provider. He will discuss the software-defined data center, AAA’s decision-making process, and the business and financial impact of cloud computing.
D’Arrigo has held numerous executive positions within AAA Western and Central New York that include database management, marketing, business intelligence, and information technology operations. Previously, he was a technology architect for a large financial services call center and assistant vice provost for undergraduate education at the University at Buffalo. He is a graduate of UB, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in geography with a focus on international trade, world investment, and urban and regional analysis.