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
Did you know that enterprise-grade NAS (file storage) is one of the capabilities available to users of Google Cloud Platform (GCP)? In this talk, Google's Ben Chong and Zadara's Noam Shendar will discuss VPSA® Storage Arrays and how they bring on-demand, elastic, high availability, high performance file storage to GCP.Read more >
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Microsoft Azure is working with enterprise customers to enable digital transformation in order to improve business agility and give companies the ultimate flexibility with on‑demand infrastructure. For companies to thrive with public clouds, they need to meet the needs of the end users and developers while protecting the business. Enterprises are choosing Microsoft Azure to transition to the cloud while using ServiceNow Cloud Management to simplify self‑service, reduce risks, and control costs.
Join us for a webinar featuring Eugene Chuvyrov, Senior Cloud Architect at Microsoft, and Manisha Arora, Senior Alliance Architect at ServiceNow, and find out how you can:
• Minimize risk through consistent policies and standard configurations across cloud resources
• Create a simple, self‑service catalog to automate the provisioning of Azure via cloud blueprints to accelerate your cloud journey
• Manage cloud costs and understand utilization across your enterprise to ensure optimizing cloud services
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
Renting infrastructure on demand is the most disruptive trend in IT in decades. In 2016, enterprises spent $23B on public cloud IaaS services. By 2020, that figure is expected to reach $65B. The public cloud is now used like a utility, and like any utility, there is waste. Who's responsible for optimizing the infrastructure and reducing wasted expenses? It’s DevOps.
The excess expense, known as cloud waste, comprises several interrelated problems:
•Services running when they don't need to be
•Improperly sized infrastructure
There are a few core tenets of DevOps that can be applied to reducing cloud waste:
•Rapid useful feedback
Join Chris to learn why you should include continuous cost optimization in your DevOps processes. Automate cost control, reduce your cloud expenses, and make your life easier.
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
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 >
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 >
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 >
Do you struggle managing your cloud spend? Are you ever surprised by your cloud bills at the end of the month? Do customer billing inquiries send you into a cold sweat?
In this webinar you will learn how to:
- Track your cloud spend, across multiple cloud platforms, any time
- Quickly generate accurate, easy-to-read bills across public, private and hybrid clouds
- Optimize margins with flexible payment models and customer-specific pricebooks
- Manage a unified view of your costs and usage for specific customers or categories
In addition, we will deliver a live demo of setting up and using cloud billing and budget tools and dashboards. We will also answer live questions from the webinar audience.