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 environments are now fundamentally hybrid in nature – devices, systems, and people are spread across the globe, and at the same time virtualized. Achieving integration across this ever changing environment, and doing so at the pace of modern digital initiatives, is a significant challenge.
This presentation introduces a hybrid integration reference architecture published by the Cloud Standards Customer Council. Attend this webinar to learn best practices from leading-edge enterprises that are starting to leverage a hybrid integration platform to take advantage of best of breed cloud-based and on-premises integration approaches.
In the early days of aviation, flight instrumentation made it safer to fly in bad weather. Today, cloud computing is taking off and revolutionizing how applications are built and delivered. But while these technologies offer new possibilities, they also can obscure visibility and make it much more difficult for IT Operations teams to detect security threats and diagnose the root cause of performance issues.
There is hope: the network remains the common denominator for all applications and provides a source of real-time insight across hybrid, multi-cloud environments.
In this webinar, IDC Research Director Brad Casemore and ExtraHop’s Director of Solutions Architecture, Eric Thomas, discuss how organizations can tap into network communications and maintain visibility for security and performance.
Many businesses are considering hybrid architectures to take advantage of cloud computing's scalability and availability characteristics. In most cases the consideration is for public access to be handled in the cloud with requests to be satisfied by applications running in private managed data centers. Logically, this is a great solution for businesses that cannot or are not ready to move their data completely into the public cloud. Here's a checklist of things to consider when choosing to migrate workloads to a hybrid cloud architecture.Read more >
The CSCC has published version 2.0 of Cloud Customer Architecture for Big Data & Analytics – a reference architecture that describes elements and components needed to support big data and analytics solutions using cloud computing. Version 2.0 of the architecture includes support for new use cases and cognitive computing.
Big data analytics (BDA) and cloud computing are a top priority for CIOs. As cloud computing and big data technologies converge, they offer a cost-effective delivery model for cloud-based analytics. Many companies are experimenting with different cloud configurations to understand and refine requirements for their big data analytics solutions.
This webinar will cover:
• Business reasons to adopt cloud computing for big data and analytics capabilities
• Proven architecture patterns that have been deployed in successful enterprise BDA projects
• An architectural overview of a big data analytics solution in a cloud environment with a description of the capabilities offered by cloud providers
Blockchain technology has the potential to have a major impact on how institutions process transactions and conduct business. At its core, blockchain features an immutable distributed ledger and a decentralized network that is cryptographically secured. A blockchain is a historical record of all the transactions that have taken place in the network since the beginning of the blockchain and serves as a single source of truth for the network.
Attend this webinar to learn about the capabilities of a Blockchain cloud reference architecture including deployment considerations and specific application examples.
In this presentation we look at how Microservices are influencing the Application Architecture in Cloud and also simplifying the application delivery and efficiency. We also look at use case study of breaking a Monolithic application into Microservices for deployment into cloud by providing reference architecture and best practices approach.Read more >
The Cloud Standards Customer Council has published a reference architecture for securing workloads on cloud services. The aim of this new guide is to provide a practical reference to help IT architects and IT security professionals architect, install, and operate the information security components of solutions built using cloud services.
Building business solutions using cloud services requires a clear understanding of the available security services, components and options, allied to a clear architecture which provides for the complete lifecycle of the solutions, covering development, deployment and operations. This webinar will discuss specific security services and corresponding best practices for deploying a comprehensive cloud security architecture.
Join Alex McDonald, SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative Chair and a member of the office of the CTO of NetApp and discover how you can effectively deliver Cloud Architectures within your, or any, infrastructure.Read more >
Are you struggling to find IT budget to drive new business initiatives? There are many things you can do within the AWS console to drastically reduce your monthly AWS spend. Join us for an educational event where we’ll teach you tips and tricks to better optimize your AWS console and free up IT budgets for projects that drive innovation and move the business forward.
The cloud promised to save you money, but your cloud bills may have actually increased. To truly leverage the cloud, you need to adopt a Cloud First attitude, using innovative ways to compute while preventing Cloud Sprawl. Tools like CloudCheckr can help you optimize costs along with experts from CorpInfo-Onica who can help you make the right architectural and technology decisions with technology.
In this webinar, attendees will learn:
About the AWS Well-Architected Framework and how to avoid common cloud consumption pitfalls
Establish and follow Best Practices for Cost, Security, Usage and Availability
Ensure compliance and mitigate risk of costly security breaches
Tips and tricks to better optimize your AWS console
When to leverage RIs and building a solid RI strategy
About Cloud OpsPilot™, CorpInfo-Onica’s all-in-one service that tackles visibility & activity to support healthy cloud consumption
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 Cloud Standards Customer Council has published a new reference architecture that details how to support e-Commerce solutions using cloud computing. The architecture describes the flows and relationships between business capabilities and architectural components for e-Commerce applications that use cloud computing infrastructure, platforms and/or services. This presentation will outline key considerations for building out advanced e-Commerce capabilities and determining how best to instantiate an e-Commerce system using private, public or hybrid cloud deployment models.Read more >
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 >
Join Matt Furse and Fai Lai, Microsoft Digital Experts, as they walk us through how to build a cloud architecture to support data, analytics and digital transformation from end to end.Read more >
The CSCC has published an API Management reference architecture that describes how to build and maintain an effective API Management platform that drives digital transformation. APIs allow companies to open up data and services to external third party developers, business partners, and internal departments within the company to create innovative channel applications and new business opportunities.
An effective API management platform provides a layer of controlled and secure self-service access to core business assets for reuse. In this webinar, the authors of the reference architecture will cover the architectural components and capabilities that make up a superior API Management Platform and will also cover important runtime characteristics and deployment considerations.
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?
Creating a Center of Excellence allows organizations to better:
- Leverage the knowledge of diverse stakeholders
- Reduce rework and cost
- Manage change and measure success
However, to efficiently achieve these results organizations must first initiate a cultural shift, co-create a shared vision of the future and align teams around a strategy for communicating and acting moving forward.
In this session, Adam Hoffmann will discuss 5 steps that can be used to innovate a custom organizational action plan, foster a culture of collaboration and establish the role of the Center of Excellence in the organization that it serves.
About the Speaker:
Adam Hoffmann is the Principal Consultant at HelloNimble; a design consultancy in Melbourne, Florida. He is motivated by leveraging collaboration and research to gain human insights, craft stories and inspire actionable steps toward a desired future state.
Adam’s diverse education from both the Art Institute of Portland and the Defense Information School paved the way for him to become a highly regarded program manager. Adam prides himself on fusing process and creativity, helping organizations reframe problems and co-create solutions that result in simple, innovative experiences for both the creator and the consumer.