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 >
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.
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.
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 >
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-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.
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.
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 >
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 >
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.
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 >
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.
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 >
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology has brought an influx of large-scale data and ever-growing demands for compute, resulting in a challenge for those in science informatics. To overcome these issues, laboratories need to be able to support researchers while managing data and the infrastructure needed to deliver mission-critical results and ultimately, positive patient outcomes.
At the NGS Data Analysis and Informatics Conference in February, attendees spoke about these challenges at length. This webinar, built from content shared at the event, will review potential approaches to cost-effective data growth using cloud compute and storage. Moving genomics workloads to the cloud can provide scale and affordability, while optimizing investments in existing resources. Adding that ability to allow researchers to easily collaborate while reducing latencies to these resources is pertinent to usability.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
- Increase computation potential
- Optimize your physical infrastructure
- Diagram common use cases to meet specific research goals
- Increase flexibility by limiting data gravity
The benefits of the cloud are often described as cost reduction and business agility. However, in addition to those, the cloud offers performance advantages through a distributed architecture. Beyond quantitative cost and performance benefits, the cloud, and related technologies, can be a core enabler of new business strategies, through better processes, better products, better customer relationships, and better innovation.Read more >
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 >
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 >
Discover how to best use cloud bursting for batch operations. This video also covers topics like: data gravity, when to use cloud bursting, and using cloud cache in batch processing workflows.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 >
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 >
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