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
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 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
We all use cloud applications and are adjusting to having sensitive business data outside of our direct visibility and control. But cloud providers are not immune to security issues, and having to trust outsiders with sensitive data often conflicts with legal compliance mandates.
Join security and enterprise integration experts from Accenture and CipherCloud for an interactive discussion of how businesses are balancing cloud adoption with security and regulatory compliance.
- New regulatory drivers such as the New York cybersecurity law, and the upcoming GDPR
- Real-world threats that target cloud applications and data
- Critical differences between cloud provider “native” security and external encryption
- Case studies in regulated industries including financial services and healthcare
Do you have a cloud first mandate? If so, are you seeing favorable business results around agility, cost or time-to-market? Whether your focus is on standing-up new cloud applications, creating data centers in the cloud, or building a data warehouse in the cloud, it’s critical that you have a sound data management strategy to realize these business results. Hear tips on how to maximize your cloud investments from customers who have embraced this approach and from cloud experts who can provide insights.Read more >
What does it mean to achieve true agility, visibility, and security in your cloud and DevOps environment?
With Agility enable successful cloud deployments to meet the demands of scale.
With visibility drive reducing MTBF(mean-time-between-failures) and MTTR (mean-time-to-resolve).
With security ensure your Cloud environments are secure.
Join Syamla Bandla, VP of Global Cloud Operations and DevOps at Qualys and recipient of the Top Women in Cloud Award 2016, for a technical deep-dive into cloud applications and operations in the 21st century.
About the presenter:
Syamla has over 18 years building, scaling and transforming high-performance operations and engineering teams in the US, Europe and Asia. She has taken multiple organizations through various phases of organization building and transformation, transformed technology organizations from the ground up and taken multiple Cloud and SaaS products to market.
At RMS, Syamla was responsible for hybrid cloud engineering and operations, platform services, devops, and database operations & engineering, operational intelligence, monitoring and service Level management functions for all client facing cloud based products and services.
Prior to RMS, she was Head of SaaS Production Engineering and Operations team at Dell. Responsible for end to end service delivery of SaaS Products to production and managed Global Production Engineering and Operations teams across Europe, Asia and North America.
Syamla came to Dell as part of the start-up acquisition of “Everdream Corp” which built a Systems Management SaaS product. After the acquisition her responsibilities grew to integrating and building Global Production Engineering and Operations teams for four additional SaaS products.
Syamla Joined Dell from Fidelity Investments in Boston where she worked as Lead Network Engineer. In that role, she supported the critical infrastructure and network for mission critical trading floor applications and services.
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.
Cloud computing is no longer just a trend in IT -- it's becoming an integral part of the overal business strategy for many organizations. But choosing which approach to take can define your strategy for years to come. What are the benefits and shortfalls of an in-house private cloud? Is it worth it when the public cloud provides scalability and value? Or is the combination of both the outcome that will most likely be the future of the cloud?
Join this panel of experts as they discuss if the hybrid cloud is the future of the cloud industry.
Cloud computing is the biggest revolution after the Industrial Revolution after the Eighteenth Century.
The profound changes and Impact Cloud as with the Everything-As-A-Service movement has in your economy is everywhere.
Follow me while we focus on how this ever evolving and growing technology is disrupting the System Administrator and Developer of tomorrow.
The topics of interoperability and portability are significant considerations in relation to the use of cloud services, but there is confusion and misunderstanding of exactly what this entails.
Interoperability and Portability for Cloud Computing: A Guide provides a clear definition of interoperability and portability and how these relate to various aspects of cloud computing and to cloud services.
This webinar will describe interoperability and portability in terms of a set of common cloud computing scenarios. This approach assists in demonstrating that both interoperability and portability have multiple aspects and relate to a number of different components in the architecture of cloud computing, each of which needs to be considered in its own right. The aim is to give both cloud service customers and cloud service providers guidance in the provision and selection of cloud services indicating how interoperability and portability affect the cost, security and risk involved.
Companies of all shapes and sizes are currently in the market for a cloud integration/iPaaS platform. The demand comes from a variety of different sources. The presentation talks through the key themes and areas of demand, using real customer cases to demonstrate why a host of UK-based businesses entered the market and bought a cloud platform.Read more >