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
Choosing the right cloud provider, that meets your requirements at the right price can be a daunting task. We’ve seen too many make the wrong choices. In this webinar, we will guide you through the things to think about when executing a cloud strategy and how to avoid the pitfalls. Is there a better way to do things? We think so.
Some things you'll learn in this webinar:
Not all clouds are created equal. How to choose the best cloud(s) for your company's needs
How to estimate your bandwidth
How to avoid sticker shock and leverage the best value
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
How are you deciding what applications should move to the cloud? Is there a clear understanding of how to best secure those apps?
Join F5’s own Director of Architecture Tom Thomas, and Security Solutions Architect Brian McHenry, as they discuss a deployment framework which you can use to assess the impact of on-premises versus cloud, while considering the business, data security, and financial impact of cloud migration.
By the end of this webinar you’ll have the answers to these questions and more:
• Are the security services my cloud provider offers enough to secure my applications?
• How much of my business should migrate to the cloud?
• What tools can help protect against the cost of lost or compromised data?
Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
Jez Back, Senior Manager in Cloud, Deloitte, joined BrightTALK for an interview to share what enterprises are doing right and wrong with cloud deployment.
Among topics discussed:
- Main obstacles/challenges with cloud deployment
- Strategies for accelerating cloud deployment
- Security in the cloud
- The stages of cloud deployment
- One advice that CIOs should remember when planning cloud deployment
About the Speaker:
Jez is a cloud technology specialist and technology platforms & mobility SME, creating ecosystems of alliance partners to drive value in business transformations; with a proven record of delivering outstanding results in diverse high-pressure environments for 10 years in the technology sector.
Companies are re-thinking their cloud adoption strategy. How does your organization compare? In a dynamic cloud marketplace, having access to the very latest data and expert insights not only can save considerable time and effort in planning cloud migrations, but also create the opportunity for competitive advantage.
TierPoint is pleased to present an exclusive briefing with 451 Research. Melanie Posey, Research Vice President will share the results of newly commissioned research, providing valuable perspective for organizations planning and designing workload migrations to the cloud. Available only to webinar attendees, this vendor agnostic presentation will answer the following key questions:
•What are your peers spending on cloud services?
•What workloads are your peers porting, when, and how?
•What are some of the challenges and inhibitors for various cloud strategies?
•What ROI are your peers are seeing?
Melanie Posey is the Research Vice President for 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation offering. She focuses on tracking, analyzing and anticipating the pace and nature of enterprise cloud adoption.
Prior to joining 451 Research, Melanie spent more than 15 years at IDC in a variety of roles, providing analysis, forecasting and insight for the cloud, hosting, datacenter, managed services and telecommunications markets. At IDC, Melanie received numerous awards for research, collaboration, sales support and client service, including being named runner-up for the prestigious James Peacock Memorial Award.
During her more than 20-year career in the technology research and consulting arena, Melanie has been quoted extensively in the business and technology trade press, and is a frequent speaker at industry and client events.
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.
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.
How can you better embrace multiple cloud and non-cloud IT environments in order to accelerate your digital business?
How can you succeed in a multi-cloud world? We’ve gathered a range of experts opinions including the analyst perspective, the Vodafone view and a Vodafone customer CEO’s outlook.
William Fellowes, Analyst, 451 Research
Neville Roberts, CEO, Planixs
James Griffin, Cloud Evangelist, Vodafone
Key talking points:
-Common challenges of managing IT environments
-What challenges enterprises face in different countries
-How to select the right cloud for the right application
-Choosing the right cloud vendors
-How to manage these environments simply and securely
Hear from Vodafone’s key customer Planixs (http://www.planixs.com) on:
- How they manage multi cloud environments
- The key things they consider when selecting vendors
Cloud has changed the game when it comes to data analytics. Previously, organizations had to lock themselves into a particular architecture and level of capacity for three to seven years and do all the lifting themselves. Cloud on the other hand allows them to experiment with different hardware and software options, get more of the solution as a service and scale up and down to meet project spikes and accelerate busy jobs at will. This makes it much more viable for any company to get the advantages of advanced analytics against large data sets, without an oversize IT staff or huge capital investments.
Oracle cloud is specifically designed to help enterprises take advantage of cloud for data analytics—it offers massive non-variable performance, predictable low cost and broad choice of deployment and software options. Oracle and Qubole work together to deliver a new breed of data platform—capable of taming the scale, performance, cost and complexity issues associated with gaining business insight from data of all types.
Watch this webinar to understand:
- Summary of industry trends for big data on the cloud
- How Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is optimized for big data workloads from a cost, performance and flexibility perspective
- How Oracle Cloud Big Data solutions compare with on-premises and competing cloud options
Public cloud planning is part of most organizations’ IT strategies. When it comes to the most critical enterprise systems however, planning for cloud adoption is more complicated.
Nathan Biggs, CEO at House of Brick Technologies, a leader in virtualization and cloud computing for enterprise-class systems, will discuss options for deploying enterprise systems into public clouds. In addition, roadblocks to the cloud will be reviewed, and strategies for adoption will be considered.
Nathan will also share predictions for what House of Brick expects for enterprise cloud adoption in the coming year. Join us for this in-depth, forward look into the future of cloud adoption and planning for the enterprise!
Hybrid cloud is catching the eye of Enterprise IT with roughly 70% of U.S. organizations considering strategic deployments in the next 24 months (IDC 2016). However, building a successful hybrid cloud strategy can be daunting. Attend this session to hear from one of Intel’s enterprise cloud experts who will discuss considerations for effective deployments, including the latest technology advancements, like the Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform, and how to guide your organization to realize its full benefits.,Read more >
With more than 60% of businesses expected to employ cloud-based applications in the next two years, IT leaders are faced with a host of new challenges and choices when selecting the best cloud options to meet their digital transformation requirements. Managing multiple cloud environments in parallel can be costly, time-consuming and complex, especially if your business runs numerous, disparate cloud applications.
Join Comcast Business Cloud Product Manager, John Keller and 451 Research Chief Analyst, Eric Hanselman, as they identify and break down the keys to transitioning from a multi-cloud environment to a true hybrid cloud strategy designed to for optimal performance and business results.
• Anticipating connectivity, bandwidth and over-subscription requirements to move data to the cloud and between clouds
• Where to house your applications - from DevOps to production
• Creating an effective business continuity plan - so that back-up and restore can work as expected
Special guest speaker Allan Adler, Managing Partner of Channel Cloud Consulting will share insights and research on market size and opportunity, positioning solutions for success, Cloud Economics Hybrid Cloud Strategies, and more.Read more >
Join this session to hear about SAP's Private Cloud Strategy. SAP is currently driving radical simplification of our entire product stack, and a key enabler to that is our Private Cloud. We'll discuss SAP's external HANA Enterprise Cloud, and how moving our core to the cloud has been important to us.Read more >
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.
In this webinar we will talk about practical steps that will help you:
- Reap the benefits of hybrid cloud by adapting to cloud devops
- Deal with the technical and operational pitfalls involved in migrating to native cloud
- Make the right choices for your cloud architectural to achieve lean devops
Today’s dynamic business climate is increasingly application-powered, and as a result the need for code to address change is accelerating. Even businesses that have already adopted agile development and deployment processes and DevOps strategies are struggling with many challenges including:
- Requirement for significant IT involvement to deliver functionality
- The increasing challenge of “multi-speed” IT and connecting front-end and back-end systems, exacerbated by application and data silos
- Application development, testing and QA backlogs due to increasing user demands driven by consumerization of IT
to name just a few. Attend this TechBytes video series sponsored by IBM to learn how organizations of all types and sizes are now addressing these myriad challenges by adopting new development and execution platforms that accelerate the entire application lifecycle while creating substantial savings. These bite-sized webinars will cover the latest market conditions in the application development arena, with a particular focus on mobile; dive into the greatest challenges facing development and deployment teams today, and present strategies and tactics that can reduce workload, deliver more, faster, while getting more out of your IT dollar.
Cloud has moved beyond the realms of market hype to become a reality, but for many the journey has only just begun. What risks do you face when moving your IT workloads to a cloud environment? What regulations do you need to take into account? How do you establish what you need in a market proliferated by different providers and platforms? This webinar will answer some of the practical questions companies face when exploring the next step on their Journey to Cloud.
Duration: 30 minutes + Q&A (So come prepared!)
Ray Bricknell, Managing Director at Financial Services focused consultancy, Behind Every Cloud, will dish out tangible insights and best practices that will put any cloud conundrum into perspective. Areas covered include:
- The ins & outs of today’s (ever evolving) Journey to Cloud
- A view on the industry's regulatory landscape & its impact to IT outsourcing
- Finding the 'Best Execution Venue' for your IT workloads
- Dealing with legacy & the realities of migration
- Minimising operational risk when devising a cloud migration
- Key learnings from Financial Services companies progressing through the journey
This is a webinar for executives in Financial Services looking for tangible, strategic guidance and best practices in cloud. The webinar is facilitated by Kevin Linsell, Adapt’s Director of Strategy & Architecture.
Duration: 30 minutes + Q&A (So come prepared!)
Monitoring and management of cloud-based production environments is often an afterthought. Why? Because there are so many other aspects to worry about, such as security, cost management, governance, etc. Monitoring often falls by the wayside or it is assumed the native tools from the cloud provider are sufficient for the task. The value of monitoring and management is not just the data points on applications, databases, storage and compute performance, but perhaps more importantly, the trends the tools may be seeing through predictive analytics. Trend analysis means gathering many data points over time and drawing conclusions as to what they mean.
Join this session with cloud management expert David Linthicum to understand the most important monitoring and management concepts. Topics to be covered will include:
• The need to span all of the clouds that you’re leveraging – private, public and hybrid.
• The need to archive historical monitoring data and analyze over time to note trends and predict when problems may arise.
• The need to pre-program responses to common issues and take automated corrective actions to “self heal” without manual intervention
• The need to map a cloud management strategy that is right for you and ensure you get things right the first time.
As you move to the cloud, ensure that you secure your IT Delivery apabilities with spelled out business objectives to which the IT organisation can deliver with an effective Service Strategy to leverage IT in the execution of the Business Strategy http://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/29211 .
Where security is important, and I would think twice on the data that I would choose to put on the cloud, Time to Market and Cost Effectiveness are the critical success factors.
Time to Market should not only include “how fast do we get IT services set” but how can we leverage the business strategy execution with IT as we support the end to end delivery of new products / services to market.
The impact of Cost Effectiveness can be measured only as Total Cost of Ownership with cost, consumption and chargeback is defined (Cloud Computing: Fluff or Lightening http://www.brighttalk.com/community/it-service-management/webcast/21892 ).
We also need to define a clear IT Service Strategy with an “IT Business Model” (“This is how we deliver IT services to the business”) and a “Business (IT) Value proposition” (“This is how we support business objectives with services in a time to market perspective”).