DevOps and the Cloud: Achieving Faster Application Delivery

Bernard Golden, Vice President of Strategy, ActiveState
Today, developers and business units are leading the charge to cloud computing. The primary driver: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), providing faster access to computing resources by automating infrastructure provisioning. However, fast access to infrastructure exposes the next friction point: creating, delivering, and operating applications much faster.

Join this webinar to learn how you can leverage DevOps, service catalogs and frameworks to achieve the true goal of IT: delivering increased business value through applications.

Areas addressed include:

- Application lifecycle automation
- Self-provisioning of cloud services by users and business units
- Your DevOps solution: Build vs. buy
- Organizational requirements to integrate development and operations
- Typical benefits from development and operations integration

About the speaker:
Named in Wired.com as one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing, Bernard Golden has extensive experience working with organizations to help them adopt and integrate cloud computing effectively. He is the author or co-author of four books on virtualization, including Virtualization for Dummies – the most popular book on the topic ever published – and Amazon Web Services for Dummies. Bernard is also the cloud computing advisor for CIO Magazine, where his highly respected blog is read by tens of thousands of people each month.
Aug 14 2014
56 mins
DevOps and the Cloud: Achieving Faster Application Delivery
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  • DevOps and the Cloud: Achieving Faster Application Delivery Recorded: Aug 14 2014 56 mins
    Bernard Golden, Vice President of Strategy, ActiveState
    Today, developers and business units are leading the charge to cloud computing. The primary driver: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), providing faster access to computing resources by automating infrastructure provisioning. However, fast access to infrastructure exposes the next friction point: creating, delivering, and operating applications much faster.

    Join this webinar to learn how you can leverage DevOps, service catalogs and frameworks to achieve the true goal of IT: delivering increased business value through applications.

    Areas addressed include:

    - Application lifecycle automation
    - Self-provisioning of cloud services by users and business units
    - Your DevOps solution: Build vs. buy
    - Organizational requirements to integrate development and operations
    - Typical benefits from development and operations integration

    About the speaker:
    Named in Wired.com as one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing, Bernard Golden has extensive experience working with organizations to help them adopt and integrate cloud computing effectively. He is the author or co-author of four books on virtualization, including Virtualization for Dummies – the most popular book on the topic ever published – and Amazon Web Services for Dummies. Bernard is also the cloud computing advisor for CIO Magazine, where his highly respected blog is read by tens of thousands of people each month.
  • 10 Steps for Moving Applications to the Cloud Recorded: Jun 19 2014 50 mins
    Phil Whelan, Technology Evangelist, ActiveState; Troy Topnik, Technical Communications Manager, ActiveState
    Although most companies have only partially virtualized their data centers, CIOs and IT Directors recognize that the cloud is the future of IT. As web and mobile applications become a requirement of doing business, IT organizations know that they will be the ones tasked with moving their business forward. So what steps do they need to take in order to get to their organizations "to the cloud"?

    There are a number of variables that need to be considered: What are the benefits of moving my infrastructure to a more agile IaaS platform, such as OpenStack? What other architecture layers, such as PaaS, should I be considering? What are the pros and cons of using public infrastructure, such as Amazon EC2. Can I run everything behind my firewall? Is a hybrid private-plus-public infrastructure a viable option? Do we need to adopt a DevOps approach before we proceed?

    Join Phil Whelan, Technology Evangelist, and Troy Topnik, Technical Communications Manager, as they walk through 10 steps IT organizations can take when adopting cloud technologies – from starting small, and gaining expertise, to rolling out IaaS, PaaS and continuous integration. In this webinar they will take a look at:

    - Starting off in the right direction
    - Automating the configuration
    - Continuous Integration (CI) tools
    - Where IaaS and PaaS fit in – are you ready to build your cloud stack?
    - Implementing a DevOps culture
  • Workload Portability: Using PaaS to Achieve the Vision of Hybrid Cloud Computing Recorded: May 28 2014 54 mins
    Bernard Golden, Vice President of Strategy, ActiveState
    Endless discussions of hybrid cloud computing obscure its true goal: enabling businesses to deploy application workloads to whatever computing environment best suits the application's characteristics. This presentation will focus on the challenges presented by traditional visions of hybrid cloud computing and how they can be addressed by focusing on the application layer rather than the infrastructure layer.

    Attendees will learn:
    - The shortcomings of typical hybrid cloud computing
    - How workload portability enables more – and better – application deployment options
    - Why using an application framework accelerates application development and deployment
    - First steps toward implementing a productive hybrid cloud strategy

    About the speaker:
    Named in Wired.com as one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing, Bernard Golden has extensive experience working with organizations to help them adopt and integrate cloud computing effectively. As Vice President of Strategy at ActiveState, he helps customers apply best practices and meet their goals as they leverage the cloud with ActiveState's Stackato® solution. Previously, he was Senior Director, Cloud Computing Enterprise Solutions, for Dell Enstratius, and CEO of HyperStratus, a cloud computing consultancy serving enterprises and service providers across the globe.

    Bernard is a highly regarded speaker and has keynoted cloud computing conferences throughout the world, including the United States, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei and Moscow.
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