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Cloud computing is a general concept that incorporates software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and other recent well-known technology trends in which the common theme is reliance on the Internet for satisfying the computing needs of the users.

This channel features presentations by thought leaders who cover the key topic areas in this increasingly important field.

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The New IT - How the World of Work is Changing and What IT Needs to Do to Adapt The future of work sees changes to how employees work, how managers lead, and how organizations are structured. However, technology still remains the central nervous system of organizations and things like enables flexible work, collaboration, communication, and BYOD. In short, IT helps organizations be competitive. But how is IT changing in the context of new work behaviors and expectations, a multi-generational workforce, the cloud, globalization, and many of the other trends that are shaping the world of work? Join us in this session as a panel of experts debates and explores how IT is changing and what the future of IT looks like. Read more >
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  • The future of work sees changes to how employees work, how managers lead, and how organizations are structured. However, technology still remains the central nervous system of organizations and things like enables flexible work, collaboration, communication, and BYOD. In short, IT helps organizations be competitive. But how is IT changing in the context of new work behaviors and expectations, a multi-generational workforce, the cloud, globalization, and many of the other trends that are shaping the world of work? Join us in this session as a panel of experts debates and explores how IT is changing and what the future of IT looks like.
  • As more and more software product companies are looking to migrate their traditional on-premise software to a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering they are discovering it takes longer than first expected and comes with many challenges.

    Platform as a Service (PaaS) provides a great way to create highly scalable applications. PaaS accelerates application development, testing, deployment and maintenance of your SaaS application.

    Join Mark Eisenberg, a thought leader in cloud and mobile, and Motifworks’ Nitin Agarwal to learn how to accelerate your migration to SaaS using PaaS. This webinar will feature a review of the Windows Azure PaaS platform and Motifworks SaaS development framework to further reduce your time-to-market.

    Attendees will learn:
    * The benefits of Platform as a Service over Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    * How PaaS accelerates development and delivery of SaaS
    * Azure Cloud Services (PaaS) overview
    * Best practices for great cloud application on Azure PaaS
  • Software-defined networking offers the potential for an open network platform, hosting diverse applications, running over multiple technologies and vendors’ equipment. Openness is arguably the key to widespread SDN adoption, and the elusive goal of multi-vendor interoperability.

    This session will address the implications of Openness on SDN, including the evolving role of standards and OpenSource Software, including an examination of why the Open Networking Foundation, Network Functions Virtualization, and OpenDaylight are indicative of the future of networking.
  • Join Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation, Troy Toman, Cloud Architect at Rackspace and Das Kamhout, IT Principal Engineer at Intel, to discuss updates on Icehouse, the latest OpenStack software release, available on Thursday, April 17. OpenStack Icehouse is the ninth release of the open source software for building public, private, and hybrid clouds. Mark will also review the next OpenStack Summit agenda taking place in Atlanta, Georgia May 12-16, 2014 at the Georgia World Conference Center.

    This webinar will cover:
    - The latest features and trends from OpenStack Icehouse
    - Updated growth metrics from the OpenStack community
    - Opportunities to learn more at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta May 12-16, 2014
  • In today's multi-cloud world, do you find yourself thinking, "I really need an open source private cloud that is completely compatible with leading public clouds, i.e. AWS, GCE."

    This webinar explores the anatomy of an OpenStack-powered private cloud built with hybrid computing and DevOps in mind. Join Cloudscaling’s CEO Randy Bias and Scalr CEO Sebastian Stadil as they discuss the design considerations of a hybrid cloud environment that both IT and developers will love. Mark Williams, Redapt’s CTO (former VP of zCloud Infrastructure Operations) will also share real-world experience from implementing one of the first large-scale hybrid cloud infrastructures.

    Register today and gain insight into:
    - Building OpenStack-powered private clouds
    - Private and public cloud interoperability
    - Managing your hybrid cloud with an eye to the future
    - Lessons from the field; what works and what doesn't
  • From Agile Methodologies through test-driven development and continuous integration, and powered by the game-changing cultural shift of DevOps, IT organizations everywhere have been dramatically accelerating their delivery of business value. The final step in this race is continuous delivery—from requirements to running systems along a roadway of software— at the breakneck speed of innovation.

    Joshua McKenty, one of the fathers of OpenStack and a member of both the OpenStack and Cloud Foundry governance boards, will provide an insider's take on the challenges, successes, failures and controversies of this decade's most profound revolution. Expect to come away with an understanding of:

    - Where IaaS and PaaS really fit in the software-defined data center
    - How the silos come down
    - The changes required for security, disaster recovery and SLA management to survive in this brave new world
    - The role of open source frameworks in the modern world
    - Real-world case studies: Who's winning at continuous deployment, and how are they doing it?
  • Join Tommy and Blain as they explore the entry point for provisioning open source servers on Microsoft’s Public Cloud services – Windows Azure. The same platform that runs on Hyper-V 2012 R2 with established performance with major workloads like Xbox Live, Bing, and Office 365. Check out Oracle on Windows or Linux, and WordPress sites all configurable within the Microsoft Datacenters. They’ll show you the VM DEPOT which is used for publishing Open Source packages as well as the VM Gallery for spinning up new virtual machines from templates(ours or yours!).
  • To some, open source cloud computing and storage are inclusive, yet to others they can be exclusive of each other used for separate purposes. Likewise, some open source and cloud technologies, solutions and services are marketed as business enablers, yet are there technology concerns to be considered? On the other hand, the focus can be on the technology as an enabler, yet does it address business needs and concerns or become a barrier. The key to leveraging open source and cloud technologies is realizing what to use when, where, why and how, not to mention in new ways vs. simply as a replacement for doing things how they have been done in the past.

    Key themes:
    · What is your focus and why are you interested in Open Source and Cloud solutions
    · Software Defined Marketing vs. Software Defined Management and enablement
    · Balancing costs of for fee vs. for free (time, money, staffing, on-going support)
    · How to leverage hard products (hardware, software, valueware, services) to create your soft product (services)
    · Using various tools, technologies and solutions in hybrid ways
    · What are the major open source and cloud (computing and storage) solutions, technologies and services
    · Who is doing what and how you can leverage those activities
  • Openstack has been gaining momentum in the IaaS space for some time now. It is a great example of Open Source collaboration and many contributors (more than 15,000!) coming together to make new technology.

    Often, large vendors and the organisations that represent them are seen as incompatible with the Open Source model, particularly in the storage arena. Big Tin is not required.

    In this presentation Glyn Bowden will show what SNIA can offer the Open Source community, the importance of standards and where SNIA are already contributing.
  • A modern Hadoop-based data platform is a combination of multiple source projects brought together, tested, and integrated to create an enterprise-grade platform. In this session, we will review the Hadoop projects required in a Windows Hadoop platform and drill down into Hadoop integration and implementation with Windows, Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server.

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