What does modernizing the infrastructure for public cloud really mean? And what does your on-premises infrastructure have to do with an off-premises public cloud? Join us for this webcast and learn why modernizing your infrastructure is part of the journey for successful adoption of cloud computing. We’ll cover how you are well positioned for success with a VMware vSphere® foundation, and can continue the journey to a software-defined approach by virtualizing across the data center from compute to storage to networking, and adding unified management for intelligent operations. Specifically you’ll learn about:
· Components of a modernized infrastructure
· How to evolve to a software-defined environment
· Use cases of modernizing the infrastructure
It's not a secret anymore that cloud facilitates digital transformation and that many companies are happily embracing it - slower or faster, it really depends on the IT infrastructure already in place. What remains a mystery though, is what's next?
BrightTALK has invited experts to discuss what is the cloud of the future and which trends are worth your attention to stay ahead of the game.
With cloud maturity comes operational efficiencies and endless potential for innovation and business growth. However, the complexities of governing cloud infrastructure are impeding without the right strategy. Visibility, accountability, and actionable insights are some of the most invaluable considerations. The AWS cloud clearly enables convenience and cost savings for organizations that know how to leverage its full potential. Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances (RIs), in particular, present a tremendous opportunity when scaling to save significantly on capacity but there are many considerations to fully reaping the benefits of RIs.
In this session, CloudCheckr CTO Patrick Gartlan will present issues that every organization runs into when scaling, provide best practices for how to combat them and help you show your boss how RIs help you save money and move faster.
Cloud adoption represents a major IT transformation, a shift in culture and a new way of financing your infrastructure. It presents new cost and security challenges, requiring governance and control across the organization. And it also needs a proactive team to take ownership and direction of the migration process.
In this Cloud Leaders Panel: Industry Perspectives from a CEO, CISO, & CFO, Steve Hall, VP of Marketing at CloudCheckr, will be joined by Bob Hale - CEO at Alterian, Mike Pinch - CISO at University of Rochester, and Dan Wacker - CFO at ClubReady. During this interactive discussion, we’ll uncover what the cloud means to each panel expert from their own unique perspective and learn what the key drivers are to successfully shift an organization to a cloud-first approach.
Google and Chef have come together to collaborate to manage the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) natively with Chef. Leveraging the ability of idempotency and Chef you can now declare cloud resources, using Chef, to manage GCP. By combining Chef Automate with GCP, we will show off the ability to programmatically spin up complete cloud infrastructures, without leaving Chef or the need of other tools.
This webinar will show in action the first wave of products supported deploying a complete end-to-end solution into the cloud, from the ground up, straight from Chef.
If you have Chef in your infrastructure or are interested in using Chef, your administrators, auditors, and executives will be interested in viewing this webinar.
With the promise of agility and reduced costs, organizations are counting on cloud computing to help with their digital transformation. Yet organizations continue to get sticker shock when they move applications and workloads from on-premises to public cloud.
TrueSight Cloud Cost Control provides visibility into current and future costs, simulated migrations and the insight needed for optimization resources. Keep your digital transformation on track by eliminating surprises and wasted operating spend with TrueSight Cloud Cost Control.
Join this webcast with BMC Software Product Manager, Shyamal Patel, as we discuss how to accelerate your digital transformation and cloud migration strategies without the high price tag.
Welcome to the Cloud Generation, where employees demand flexibility and access wherever they are, but can expose your most sensitive data to risk.
Distributed environments—like mobile and distributed workforces—introduce new attack surfaces that must be protected and increased use of SaaS Cloud Apps are driving the need for new compliance and security controls. The result? Security and IT teams are being forced to rethink network designs to better answer questions like:
- How do we effectively govern access to data, apps and systems?
- How can we combat advanced threats targeting our business through the web, cloud and e-mail?
- How should we secure information that is moving between our network, endpoints and the cloud?
Join Gerry as he discusses the key Cloud Generation security challenges facing Symantec’s enterprise customers and learn how Symantec’s Cloud-delivered security solutions can be used to protect users, devices and corporate data, wherever it resides.
One of the most pressing questions enterprises have to answer is: “Should we move to the cloud or stay on-premise?” For many, the answer is a blend of both. Determining your organization’s cloud strategy can be complex. Important considerations must be made around security and compliance requirements, balancing the needs of developers, as well as the existing infrastructure implementations.
In this webinar, we’ll identify multiple considerations you’ll face when starting to think about your cloud strategy and walk through how to manage those critical choices. We’ll cover how to:
- Evaluate the mix of private and public cloud options are best for your business
- Prioritize services for your developers and end users
- Identify new approaches to enable freedom of choice, mobility, and accelerate service delivery
- Define a cloud strategy that accelerates your ability to deliver new applications and innovative solutions
Ok, so your data center may not catch on fire (at least we hope not). However, the consequences can be just as dire if critical data is lost, a virtual machine crashes or a portion of your data center becomes unavailable. In an emergency, how confident are you about restoring your company’s data in a timely fashion, especially when every minute of downtime may mean lost revenues from and credibility with your customers. What if your company can’t afford the cost of maintaining a disaster recovery site? How long would it take for you to recover from a site disaster?
Participants will learn:
- How you can leverage the public cloud for cost effective DR for your on-premises infrastructure
- What factors do you need to consider to use the Cloud for DR
- Different approaches to architecting DR in the Cloud, including pilot light, warm standby and hot site.
The "Practical Guide to Cloud Computing" whitepaper was written by the CSCC to help enterprise IT and business decision makers adopt cloud computing to solve business challenges. This webcast will help cloud customers evaluate the market from the point of view of their organization’s needs. You will learn how to select the right cloud architecture and implementation approach through the use of in-house staff, cloud vendor(s) or both.Read more >
Today, the majority of big data and analytics use cases are built on hybrid cloud infrastructure. A hybrid cloud is a combination of on-premises and local cloud resources integrated with one or more dedicated cloud(s) and one or more public cloud(s). Hybrid cloud computing has matured to support data security and privacy requirements as well as increased scalability and computational power needed for big data and analytics solutions.
This webinar summarizes what hybrid cloud is, explains why it is important in the context of big data and analytics, and discusses implementation considerations unique to hybrid cloud computing.
Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) are integrated products that provide for the management of public, private and hybrid cloud environments. The rise of hybrid IT architectures increases the need for process harmonization and tools interoperability to address evolving requirements through the use of a CMP.
This webinar will cover:
•A review of CMP capabilities
•How to operate and manage applications and data across hybrid cloud infrastructures
•Available CMPs on the market today
•Evaluation criteria for selecting a CMP to meet your needs
Cloud Foundry is an open source platform for deploying and managing cloud applications. Cloud Foundry CTO, Chip Childers, will provide an overview of the Cloud Foundry platform, its various use cases, and core project updates. Chip will discuss the technical benefits of the platform, highlight the technical direction of the project, explain focus areas for 2017, and provide highlights from the Cloud Foundry Summit, June 13-15 in Santa Clara, CA.Read more >
While cloud computing and storage are where IT is going, it is important to get the most value out of your existing data center assets. Seamless integration between these assets and cloud resources is key to optimizing each to match agency needs. But, how difficult is it to build a hybrid cloud architecture? How do you maximize performance while keeping security and cost in check?
Ready to learn more? Please join Avere Systems, Google, and Carahsoft for a webcast as we explore how to approach integration between your existing architecture and Google Cloud Platform.
Attendees of this webcast will learn:
- Why and when to use Hybrid Cloud Architectures
- Advantages of using Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage services to government agencies
- How to provide seamless integration between existing clients, network attached storage resources, and remote Google Cloud Platforms services
There is a lot of confusion around Oracle licensing, especially in virtualized or Cloud environments. In this session, we will provide an overview of the Skytap Cloud, and what Skytap has done to facilitate Oracle license-compliance in their cloud. We will provide education on the principles of Oracle licensing, and information on how those principles are applied to workloads running in the Skytap Cloud.Read more >
Business and IT a like are being bombarded with marketing around Cloud based solutions. This has fueled an increase in Shadow IT and risks to the company. Similar to virtual sprawl and stall - companies need a cohesive strategy to maximize benefits while minimizing the costs and risks of Cloud Sprawl. During interviews for iSpeak Cloud companies reported having anywhere from 160-300 Cloud based applications turn up in audit that were either unknown or not approved by IT. iSpeak Cloud Crossing the Cloud Chasm Book and Workshop provides a unique perspective, templates and tools to enable leaders across IT and the Business to worked together to build a cohesive strategy to drive innovation rooted in Business Strategy.
Join our panel of experts from Avnet, HP, and iSpeak Cloud to learn about:
- The Cloud Chasm and its causes,
- New Cloud economics: needed changes to cost models and planning
- iSpeak Cloud foundation for creating a framework for IT and the Business to successfully work together to cross it
Subject matter experts from the CSCC will present an overview of the security standards, frameworks, and certifications that exist for cloud computing. We’ll also discuss privacy considerations in light of new regulations (e.g., EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)). This presentation will help cloud customers understand and distinguish between the different types of security standards that exist and assess the security standards support of their cloud service providers.Read more >
Cloud computing shares distributed resources at various levels (SaaS/PaaS/IaaS), and can present challenges in operating a secure environment, forcing CIO’s and agency heads to address questions about cloud migration, such as: What will be the impact on my agency’s legacy applications? What challenges do I need to overcome to be successful? What strategies will help my agency overcome those challenges? Learn how to migrate to the cloud through a 5-step process that embeds security at every stage, ensuring a successful cloud migration.Read more >
This webinar introduces the CSCC’s deliverable, Cloud Security Standards: What to Expect and What to Negotiate, which was updated in August to highlight the latest developments in cloud security standards. The speakers will provide an overview of the standards, frameworks, and certifications that exist for securing cloud computing environments. This information should help cloud customers evaluate the security support of cloud service providers.Read more >
Cloud has been on the top of everyone's mind for quite a while already. But is this a good thing? Cloud has many undeniable benefits, but if used inappropriately it could produce more harm than good. In this panel discussion our group of experts will analyse the good, the bad and the ugly of cloud.
Among questions covered will be:
- Why are businesses attracted by cloud?
- What cloud gives you that you can't get from any other infrastructure
- How does cloud help speed up legacy integration?
- How does devops support cloud computing?
- How does agile methodology support accountability in the cloud?
Do you really know the implications for your business of all the terms and conditions listed in the agreements that a public cloud service provider asks you to sign? Public Cloud Service Agreements: What to Expect and What to Negotiate, Version 2.0 was written to help you, the customer, understand the meaning of these terms, obtain clarifications, and sometimes get stronger commitments. This white paper complements the Cloud Standards Customer Council’s Practical Guide to Cloud Service Agreements but goes deeper, based on analyzing dozens of actual agreements. Version 2.0 reflects the evolution of the market, the growing concerns about privacy, the development of hybrid clouds, and more. Join several of the paper’s co-authors who will share best practices to evaluate competing offers.Read more >
Many organizations are good at making management plans and then executing against those plans. The problem is organizations are now spending more time trying to understand the future, while at the same time the future is becoming less knowable.Organizations must adapt to growing uncertainty with innovation, not retreat, using the right combination of cloud technologies and agile operations.
In this webinar, experts from Google and Red Hat discuss how to:
- Implement hybrid cloud solutions more effectively
- Launch new initiatives with less risk
- Collectively use open source to create a more agile environment.
The complexities of cloud are no more apparent than when IT attempts to integrate cloud into their existing processes. The value of cloud, it’s easy, fast and inexpensive, can be quickly overshadowed by the complexities of integration into standard operations.
In this webinar we will share some tips and tricks on how to get started in cloud with the end in mind, incorporating the cloud while avoiding many of the hidden costs organizations are facing.
Public cloud providers like Amazon AWS enable software providers to build and offer software-as-a-service. These SaaS providers are often plagued by networking challenges owing to multi-tenant requirements, different connectivity types and strict security & compliance requirements. There has to be a simpler way to solve networking requirements for the cloud other than the legacy hardware-based networking solutions.
Join us in this webinar to hear from a cloud expert, Richard Weekes, Enterprise Analytics & Mobility Provider, Microstrategy, where he architected an elegant cloud networking solution to address the 4 common pitfalls for SaaS providers.
In this webinar, you will learn:
. The most common top 4 networking pitfalls in the cloud that hinders SaaS providers
. How to avoid these common pitfalls that are seen with the legacy hardware-based networking solution
. How Aviatrix overcomes the pitfalls with a software-only solution built natively in the cloud