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 >
One of the biggest problems facing cloud adoption is cloud interoperability. 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.
Cloud portability, the ability to move applications and data from one cloud computing environment to the other, is becoming increasingly difficult for those with multiple cloud providers. This 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, including emerging standards and initiatives. 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.
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 CSCC has published version 2.0 of the Impact of Cloud Computing on Healthcare whitepaper.
Over the past several years, the market dynamics of the healthcare industry have changed significantly with the growing impact of consumerism, digitalization, preventative healthcare and regulations. Attend this webinar to gain a fresh perspective on the current market dynamics, challenges and benefits of cloud computing on healthcare IT.
The webinar presentation will cover:
• Benefits and key considerations of leveraging cloud computing for healthcare IT
• Specific IT trends in the healthcare industry that are addressed most effectively, both technically and economically, by cloud computing
• Guidance on how best to achieve the benefits of cloud computing
In a cluttered digital world, advertising commercials need to captivate and stimulate to deliver results for brands. To do this, visual effects techniques are bringing jaw-dropping experiences to 60-second spots on the biggest screens to the smallest. With fast-changing production pipelines and unpredictable rendering workloads, Eight VFX shopped for alternatives to rental nodes to meet peak demands. After considering a number of caching options, bandwidth optimization, and even in-house scripting, they designed a one-click cloud access solution that lead to measurable, compelling value.
In this webinar, you’ll hear how Eight VFX produces honored, high-end commercials for some of the world’s biggest brands using modern cloud computing resources with instant access to unlimited cores.
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 Computing-Breaking through the haze: understanding and leveraging cloud computing
In a world where almost anyone and anything can connect to the Internet, the exponential increase in the volume of information and connected devices creates a dilemma: IT complexity increases as does demand for simplicity. This challenge calls for a more dynamic service delivery model that enables rapid innovation for applications and services. Cloud computing can be one element of such a model. This presentation reviews the different types of clouds, their attributes and their business value.
When considering a move to cloud computing, customers must have a clear understanding of potential security benefits and risks associated with cloud computing, and set realistic expectations with their cloud provider. "The Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success" webinar provides a practical reference to help enterprise IT and business decision makers analyze the security implications of cloud computing on their business. The presentation will provide guidance and strategies designed to help these decision makers evaluate and compare security offerings from different cloud providers in key areasRead more >
For cloud computing, interoperability and portability related challenges are likely to intensify and become more difficult to manage as systems grow more complex and interconnected, especially with the use of multiple cloud services as part of a system. In this webinar, the Cloud Standards Customer Council will receive an update on a new ISO Cloud Computing Interoperability and Portability specification - ISO/IEC 19941. This new ISO standard specifies cloud computing interoperability and portability types and the relationship and interactions between these two cross-cutting aspects of cloud computing. It also provides a model to enable a clear description of interoperability and portability when building and using systems based on cloud computing.
Attending this webinar is beneficial for all parties involved in cloud computing – cloud service customers, cloud service providers, and cloud service partners – to gain a common understanding of interoperability and portability for their specific needs.
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 >
Cloud and cloud-based technologies represent a fundamentally different approach to the way IT is delivered and consumed. This creates new opportunities that can drive significant positive business impact — not just economically, but also by enabling innovation to gain a business edge. With this in mind, the session will cover:
• The “perfect storm” for cloud of business need, technology evolution, and economic imperative
• How disruptive technologies can create a significant business edge
• Moving enterprises to a cloud model for IT-as-a-service (infrastructure, platform and application)
• The end game: How will cloud technology shape businesses in the future?
Cloud computing is the set of disciplines, technologies, and business models used to render IT capabilities as on-demand services. "On-demand" permits agile deployment of services within an enterprise; it also permits delivery of services as utilities in an open market subject to competition. Internet powerhouses, such as Google, Amazon, and SalesForce, have built large-scale server, storage, data, and compute infrastructures. Perfecting the cost models have helped maximize business agility and profit. These dynamic infrastructures are no longer the sole domain of Internet-based services; a growing number of enterprise clients are leveraging these concepts to drive down cost while increasing business agility.Read more >
Cloud computing represents a seismic shift in IT, that along with big data, social and mobile - will redefine IT and business. It will optimize IT cost, streamline IT operations, spark innovation and allow organizations to achieve results unencumbered by IT constraints . Cloud represents an IT journey - one that requires three essential elements - a proven, expansive technology portfolio; proven experience and expertise; and an engaged community of partners. Cloud computing represents a unique opportunity to carve out differentiation in the market for customers ready and willing to embrace and integrate cloud into their IT and business strategy.
In this session - Mac Devine Director of CloudFirst Innovation and CTO, IBM Cloud Services Division will discuss IBM's perspective on cloud computing and how the IBM SmartCloud portfolio and the recent acquisition of SoftLayer provide a unique set of capabilities that are up to the task of helping organizations rethink IT and reinvent business.
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
One of the biggest barriers to cloud adoption for IT organizations is the inability to move applications to and from the cloud. HC3 Cloud Unity is a collaboration between Google and Scale Computing, to solve this problem. By linking Scale’s hyperconverged HC3 on-prem with HC3 on Google Cloud Platform a massive two-way speedway has been created that means organizations no longer have to use or create different apps for the cloud, they can utilize their apps created for on-prem to run in the Google Cloud, which will be a game changer for end users, channel partners and MSPs globally.
• Learn how to use resources in the cloud and on-prem simultaneously
• Understand how a true hybrid model works
• Seamlessly bridge an on-prem local LAN with the private virtual network on GCP
Nick has over twenty years experience in the IT industry, the last ten of which have been focused on Service Management solutions. Nick has experience of hardware, software and services cross-industry with global enterprise and general business clients in UK and Europe.
Nick leads the Cloud and Smarter Computing Initiatives within IBM Software Group UK. This helps customers gain significant cost reduction, service improvement and reduced risk benefits by leveraging service automation and real-time infrastructure optimisation, driven according to business rules in response to demand.
The Cloud Standards Customer Council will define hybrid cloud computing, explain why this deployment model is essential for addressing business requirements, and outline the key considerations that customers must take into account as they start their transition. The presentation will include strategic and tactical activities for decision makers implementing hybrid cloud solutions. It will cover all the essential technical considerations for hybrid cloud deployment including integration, connectivity, governance, management, security and privacy.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.
While security has ensnared the cloud landscape, and technology may help iron out some of the misgivings there is a bigger conversation at hand: the politics of cloud. Security may have dominated but the politics of the cloud are more powerful, and their murky world is less understood. At this early stage of cloud adoption, where cloud services have become an 'economic factor', and attract the interest of all, who will raise the conversation about these politics, and where do you come in?
Join Frank Bennett, Author and Consultant in cloud computing, as he discusses the politics of the cloud, signposts what you need to know and asks:
What is the Cloud political landscape?
Who are the key players?
Who holds the winning hand?
Are politics aligned, or are we heading for conflict?
And what is the real impact for cloud adoption?
Whether you are for or against it, you need to consider your cloud politics; so move over security, this is the real conversation.
Delivering services in cloud based environments allows IT to provide new levels of availability and performance based on the scalability and elasticity of the cloud. However, to realize these benefits of cloud computing new levels of monitoring and management are needed. This session will show how in-depth monitoring data coupled with real-time predictive analytics and automation can enable you to deliver the benefits of cloud computing to your organization. Learn how to evolve your service management capabilities to get the maximum return from your investment in cloud computing, increase customer satisfaction and improve business results.Read more >
Curious about the cloud? We've got answers. Join HOSTING for an overview of cloud hosting and computing basics. From the history of the cloud to the projected future, we'll investigate the foundation of this $2.1 billion industry.Read more >
One of the biggest concerns for enterprises considering public cloud services is the notion that they are inherently unsecure. Many cloud implementations treat security as an afterthought - layering it on top of the virtualization server. A more secure solution is a "multi-layer approach", a series of security layers that begin at the base of the network and protect an organization’s assets to the service layer. In this session, John Rowell, CTO of OpSource, joins Intel to discuss the best practices for securing the cloud, comparing and contrasting various approaches for providing edge-to-edge security.Read more >