Join us for an overview of: how Microsoft can help IT operations evolve to embrace cloud computing; how you can enable the efficiency and flexibility of the private cloud; and how you can optimize, secure and manage your data center.
Learn from key management executives how Microsoft's cloud and data center vision will be enhanced over the next 18 months, with upcoming releases and additional enhancements to the products you use today including: Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Service Manager, Configuration Manager and Opalis.
Gordon McKenna is a System Center Operations Manager MVP and one of the world’s leading experts in Microsoft Management Technology with over 15 years’ experience in the space. Gordon is one of the best known speakers on System Center doing the circuit, regularly appearing at TechEd both in the UK and the US as well as being a regular speaker at MMS, WPC and numerous partner and community events. Gordon now runs one of the UK's leading System Center consultant practices and his team are responsible for some of the largest roll-outs of the technology in EMEA.
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Find out how to use Azure Automation, Microsoft's replacement solution for System Center Orchestrator (SCOrch) to automate workloads in the cloud. Learn about Automation Accounts, Runbooks, and the various ways to trigger them, including Schedules, Webhooks and the built-in Test Pane, to author, modify and execute your PowerShell automation workloads directly in Microsoft Azure. Also learn how you can use Hybrid Workers to extend this functionality to your on-premises environment, and run automation activities orchestrated via Azure, against your on-premises infrastructure.
What is PowerShell DSC and how can I use it alongside Azure Automation to configure and manage my infrastructure in the Cloud using Infrastructure as Code (IaC)? Join this session to see how you can make use of Azure Automation's Serverless design to quickly and easily deploy, configure and manage resources, both virtual and physical, on either Windows or Linux, in the cloud or on-premises.
Do you want the unlimited elastic scale, smart security and intelligence of the cloud but don’t know where to start? Does the cloud feel out of reach because of your legacy infrastructure, servers and storage devices? You could lift and shift everything but that means you don’t get the full benefits of the cloud.
Or you could build from scratch in the cloud but that takes time and costs a lot of money. Another option is re-platforming. It combines the ease of lift-and-shift with the benefits of building directly in the cloud.
Replace all your old hardware built to peak demand and get all the scalable, smart and secure benefits of the cloud. Re-platforming lifts-and-shifts just the app code and user data, leaving behind your outdated OS and physical disk volumes. This allows you to turn up and down your services based on real-time customer demand.
Leading managed services provider and Data center transformation expert Ensono talk about cloud modernization and leveraging the Well Architected framework to review and improve your cloud-based architectures and better understand the business impact of your design decisions. Learn how Ensono combine years of operational excellence, AWS Well-Architected best practices and general design principles with the five pillars of
Leading managed services provider Ensono talk about optimising and modernising the data centre, and the key steps to take when starting this journey. Listen to Simon Ratcliffe and Olly Presland discuss what drives these IT transformations and the risks associated with them. The 5 steps to optimising and modernising the data centre are:
•Step 1 – Create a strategy
•Step 2 – Embrace new delivery models
•Step 3 – Understand the risks
•Step 4 – Integrating public cloud
•Step 5 – Implementing the plan
If you have further questions for either Simon or Olly you can email them here.
IT Transformation projects are usually driven by the need to reduce complexity, improve
agility, simplify systems, contain costs, manage ever-growing data and provide more efficient
operational management. Arguably, for seasoned IT professionals, there is nothing new
about the drivers for transformational change; it’s the velocity and scale of transformation
today that’s the big challenge.
Today, to effectively accelerate business innovation, successful IT leaders are building
infrastructure that focuses on automation and flexibility, supporting agile application
development and helping deliver world-class customer experience. Of course, IT teams are
still under pressure to deliver legacy, mission-critical applications but they also need to
support a seemingly constant flow of emerging business opportunities. They’re also tasked
to lower costs, reduce Capex, while helping to drive revenue growth. That’s a lot of drivers
and this complex juggling act often requires modernising infrastructure. An almost inevitable
result of this is that the mix of platforms they adopt will include public cloud.
So, does that signal the end of the corporate data centre as we know it? Well, as is so often
the answer – yes and no. ‘Yes’ because there is no doubt that the complexity and cost of
building and managing on-premise infrastructures is becoming increasingly unsustainable for
many businesses. And ‘no’ because business continuity and stability of legacy applications
are still, quite rightly, primary drivers today.
Simon Ratcliffe, CIO Advisor & Mentor, IT Evangelist, Ensono & Cloud Industry Forum
A 2018 survey of Enterprise organisations by Ensono and the Cloud Industry Forum showed that 89% of the 500 participants surveyed indicated that legacy technology within their businesses were preventing or hampering their ability to execute effective digital transformation.
Perhaps the greatest legacy within many organisations is the mainframe estate that brings the challenges of punitive vendor commercials, risks with maintaining on-going skills, lifecycle planning issues and the sheer volume of residual workload that remains within these estates. With increasing pressure to modernise the applications, methodologies and tooling surrounding these legacy environments, the mainframe is often seen as holding businesses back but does this need to be the case?
This webinar will explore different approaches to enabling these legacy systems to be part of the transformational journey rather than a blocker and examine how organisations can re-define the legacy blockers as positive rather than negative attributes.
Join this live panel discussion with experts at IP Expo Europe 2018 as they discuss the evolution of serverless architectures and what to expect for the next generation of cloud.
Tune into this interactive Q&A session with world renowned Cloud, IT Infrastructure and Enterprise Architecture leaders while they discuss the following:
- What exactly is a serverless architecture?
- How can your IT architecture be serverless and what does this mean for your tech teams?
- The shift towards Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) as the next compute service
This live panel will be streamed directly from IP Expo Europe at Excel London! Join us for live Q&A from the comfort of your desk.
Simon Ratcliffe, Cloud Industry Forum
Dave Stow, Lead Enterprise Architect, Ordnance Survey
Dr. Richard Sykes, Chairman, Cloud Industry Forum
Join this Ask the Expert interview with LogRhythm's Jonathan Zulberg.
Moderated by Simon Ratcliffe, CIO Advisor & Mentor, Ensono & Cloud Industry Forum
As Senior Sales Engineer at LogRhythm, Jonathan assists organizations with designing and implementing solutions that reduce their threat landscape and enable early detection of malicious behaviour with LogRhythm solutions. I lead threat modeling workshops, as well as threat analysis sessions, to assist organizations in maturing their current security posture.
Simon Ratcliffe | Ben Carmi | Adrian Louth | Jonathan Zulberg | Andrew Scott
Join this live panel discussion with experts at IP Expo Europe 2018 for a deep dive into best practices for powering and securing today's digital enterprise.
Tune into this interactive Q&A session with world renowned IT, Security, and Business leaders while they discuss the following:
- What it means to become a digital enterprise and notes from the field
- How to develop a successful digital strategy, including moving your enterprise to containers, backup and reovery, storage and more
- The key role of security and data protection when it comes to digital transformation
This live panel will be streamed directly from IP Expo Europe at Excel London! Join us for live Q&A from the comfort of your desk.
Simon Ratcliffe (CIO Advisor & Mentor, Ensono & Cloud Industry Forum & Moderator)
Ben Carmi, Senior Vice President Product Management, Cyren
Adrian Louth, Enhanced Technology Specialist, Fortinet
Jonathan Zulberg, Senior Sales Engineer, LogRhythm
Andrew Scott, Systems Engineering Manager, UK & Ireland Citrix
Ben Banks, Global Director of Cybersecurity, Ensono
Join Ensono Global Director of Cybersecurity Ben Banks for a timely and informative session on machine learning and security.
In this webinar you will learn:
- Making correct inferences and deductions from small indicators combined with larger datasets (should we start to correlate data about our clients share prices and related news items).
- The importance of the reveal (integrability) i.e. "Holmes....how the devil did you know?"
- The importance of people-centric analysis and 'profiling' i.e. motive
- Moriarty i.e. expect your enemy to be as good as - if not better - than you
Simon Ratcliffe, Principal Consultant, Ensono, Kevin Stoodley, CTO, IBM Z Series, & Alex Hilton, CEO, CIF
A recent survey conducted by Ensono, in partnership with the Cloud Industry Forum, showed that 89% of respondents believed that legacy technology was a barrier to effective digital transformation. Given that many organisations operate a complex technology landscape often with elements in different locations, and with core components that are regarded as ‘legacy but critical’, there needs to be a clear and simple approach to overcoming these obstacles.
Breaking down the barriers requires effective change in people, process and technology to attain a viable level velocity that will enable transformation without being held back by perceptions of legacy issues.
Examining these issues, this webinar will provide insight and thought provoking approaches for organisations seeking to transform their operations against this backdrop.
Simon Ratcliffe, Andrew Bird, James Hodge and Benjamin Andrew
Join this live panel discussion with experts from Splunk and AWS Marketplace to learn the latest trends and best practices for better cloud monitoring.
Tune into this interactive Q&A session to hear from Cloud and Storage experts on:
- How to ensure adherence to security and compliance standards
- How to manage AWS costs
- The benefits of analytics and visibility for your AWS workloads
- Why moving mission-critical workloads to AWS improves agility
- The latest updates from Splunk and AWS Marketplace on industry trends
This session will be broadcast LIVE straight from the AWS Summit in London.
Moderator: Simon Ratcliffe, Principal Consultant, Ensono & Cloud Industry Forum Chair
Panelists: James Hodge, AVP Field Technology, Splunk, Andrew Bird, Chief Digital Officer, Oryzus Consulting, and Benjamin Andrew, Global Lead - Security & Network Infrastructure, AWS Marketplace
IT Transformation projects are usually driven by the need to reduce complexity, improve agility, simplify systems, contain costs, manage ever growing data and provide more efficient operational management. Arguably, for seasoned IT professionals there is nothing new about the drivers for transformational change; it’s the velocity and scale of transformation today that’s the big challenge.
Today, to effectively accelerate business innovation, successful IT leaders are building infrastructure that focuses on automation and flexibility, supporting agile application development and helping deliver world-class customer experience. Of course, IT teams are still under pressure to deliver legacy, mission-critical applications but they also need to support a seemingly constant flow of emerging business opportunities. They’re also tasked to lower costs, reduce Capex, while helping to drive revenue growth. That’s a lot of drivers and this complex juggling act often requires modernising infrastructure. An almost inevitable result of this is that the mix of platforms they adopt will include public cloud.
So, does that signal the end of the corporate data centre as we know it? Well, as is so often the answer – yes and no. ‘Yes’ because there is no doubt that the complexity and cost of building and managing on-premise infrastructures is becoming increasingly unsustainable for many businesses. And ‘no’ because business continuity and stability of legacy applications are still, quite rightly, primary drivers today. But the corporate data centre may well now be a service provider’s data centre...
Many analysts are returning to automation as a re-emerging focus for organisations in 2018 as they struggle to be able to deliver solutions to their customers faster and more efficiently. Automation has been declared as the game changing solution for many years so will it be any different this time?
In this webinar, Simon Ratcliffe explores why automation is yet to become a ubiquitous across technology and what factors still stand in the way of the automation of everything. The core technology is stable and proven but the implementations are rarely entirely successful with many automation projects resulting in more staff after they are complete and many being reversed out as costs outweigh benefits.
Simon Ratcliffe, Principal Consultant and IT Evangelist, Ensono
The adoption of new approaches to business is accelerating fast and what ‘digital transformation’ means is changing at an astonishing rate. We already have legacy implementations and lots of fragmentation from early forays into cloud services. How do we execute a new transformation strategy while trying to manage multiple platforms from mainframe to legacy cloud?
Engaging multiple disciplines and technologies and driving change rapidly whilst continuing to operate a business dependent on legacy systems requires significant cultural change and while much of this must come from within the business, there is a real opportunity for CIOs to create and own the digital agenda. In this session, Simon will examine different approaches to people, process and technology that can be used to enable a coherent transformation strategy.
Simon Ratcliffe, Principal Consultant & IT Evangelist, Ensono & Alex Hilton, CEO, Cloud Industry Forum, Interview Moderator
Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
In this interview, Simon Ractliffe, Principal Consultant & IT Evangelist, Ensono, shared with us ideas, recommendations and best practices on how to deliver DevOps in a legacy world.
Among topics discussed:
- Is DevOps for the legacy world?
- What are the challenges of DevOps for legacy systems?
- What makes the delivery of DevOps in a legacy world so different from the other worlds (start-up world, continuous delivery world, growth world etc?)
- Case examples in which legacy organisations thrived or failed from adopting DevOps
- And others
About the Speaker:
For publications see Simon's author page on the Digital Transformation People - http://www.thedigitaltransformationpeople.com/authors/simon-ratcliffe
Simon Ratcliffe, IT Evangelist, Ensono; Russ Elsner, Technical Leader, Science Logic; Tiberiu Covaci, Microsoft Reg. Director
It's not a secret anymore that cloud represents the main change driver in the IT industry. However, though it is so popular, it still holds many secrets difficult to crack. Where to start when dealing with cloud native applications and what to expect from its future developments?
In this panel, we will discuss the following questions:
* What are the historical changes in the cloud? Do they go hand in hand with the historical needs?
* Legacy cloud native applications - how to take them into the new world?
* Cloud vs Shadow IT
* Cloud from the start up perspective
* Security & change management in cloud native applications
* What does the future hold for us that we don't see?
- Simon Ratcliffe, IT Evangelist, Ensono
- Russ Elsner, Technical Leader in Enterprise Performance Monitoring, Science Logic
- Tiberiu Covaci, Full-Stack Tech Lead, Microsoft Regional Director
For business leaders managing lots of complexity or disrupting the status quo, Ensono delivers complete hybrid IT solutions, from cloud to mainframe, tailored to each client’s journey. Whether you’re leveraging the power of the cloud or modernizing legacy technologies, you’ll be on track to operate for today and optimize for tomorrow. Some of the world’s most successful companies rely on us to help them be great at what they do. We have over 1,100 associates across North America and Europe and are headquartered in greater Chicago, Illinois. Visit us at www.ensono.com