Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency Proof of Concept Panel Discussion
The ODCA worked with members to execute proof-of-concept (PoC) testing to investigate and validate the ODCA Usage Model: Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency. This panel discussion with the PoC authors will give an in-depth look at the test results and provide an opportunity to ask questions.
The Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency usage model describes a framework for determining the overall carbon footprint associated with cloud services. The combination of this framework and the ODCA Usage: Standard Units of Measure for IaaS provides enterprises a standard, verifiable method to measure and assess the amount of CO2 created as a by-product of their data center operations.
Presenters are: Pankaj Fichadia from National Australia Bank, Tate Cantrell from Verne Global, Michael Parks and Richard Dolan from Datapipe and Ian Lamont from BMW Group.
Cyber attacks on critical infrastructures are increasingly growing in the world. We show that we need more advanced architectures, high-performance technologies, robust processes and an informed population, to prevent cyber threats. In the webinar we are talking about Security analytics for smart grid security. We also have a best praticse example and prepared a demo showing how to develop security project in EU funded SPARKS Smart Grid.
Most enterprises are struggling with increasing bandwidth demand driven by the migration of business applications to the Cloud, you might have considered re-designing your WAN architecture. Companies are adopting SD-WAN as a low-cost solution to accommodate the shifting infrastructure requirements. What measures ensure SD-WAN is reliable and flexible enough for your business? What considerations are relevant for businesses in Asia Pacific?
Join this webinar as experts in the design, implementation and management of both traditional and Cloud-Delivered WANs share a unique perspective on current and future enterprise networks. Industry veterans will walk you through the first steps in implementing Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN to achieve immediate benefits in today’s cloud-first world.
Technology has changed the game for small businesses. For decades, being “the little guy” has been a disadvantage, but not anymore. The right technology can turn an SMB from a niche player in an industry to a major threat to established enterprise players.
Join us for a special webinar featuring Canada-based EXOCLOUD to learn how they’ve quickly grown their business by finding, winning, and keeping more customers with Salesforce.
Learn how one of Canada’s fastest growing small businesses:
· Developed a repeatable, winning sales process that grew revenue by 258%
· Created a complete 360-degree customer view
· Brought in 79% more qualified sales leads
· Resolved customer issues 75% faster
Who has access to your social media accounts? In order to protect your brand it's vital to secure your social media passwords. Learn how you can use the Azure AD Premium portal to manage access to social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
This week on White Space, we look back at the news from DCD Converged conference in London. We’ve also brought back a special guest - Cole Crawford, CEO of Vapor IO and purveyor of unusual rack arrangements.
We discuss various ways to reuse server heat and discover that Coca Cola is apparently using Internet of Things to develop new flavors of the sugary drink.
Peter looks at the reasons behind the Telecity outage in the UK - but this outage has nothing on the recent data center fire in Azerbaijan, that left almost the entire country without access to the Internet.
Also mentioned are the news about CA Technologies getting out of the DCIM business, the reinvention of liquid cooling company Iceotope and the fact that the US government has just discovered another 2000 data centers it didn’t know it had.
Whether you are already hosting applications on Amazon Web Services, or looking to expand your enterprise footprint into public cloud services, security and compliance will be top of mind. Like the doors and windows in your building, your web-based applications are the most visible points of entry for cyber attackers.
Therefore they are also the most targeted from cyber attacks, and you need to ensure you have a solid security foundation to be able to continuously monitor and protect your workloads from compromise – especially as vulnerabilities and attacks against your applications are completely up to you to monitor, discover and remediate, and not your cloud service provider.
Register for this impactful webinar presented by James Brown, Director of Cloud Solutions Architecture who will review in detail the Five Reasons why you need to protect web-based applications in AWS:
1.Web applications are the number 1 attack vector in AWS
2.There is no one type of web application attack
3.Successful web attacks can cost you ……… a lot
4.Security responsibility is shared with AWS, but you need to understand what they don’t cover (your application security)
5.Your customers care
Amazon Web Services has provided companies of all sizes with on demand elastic IT infrastructure services in the cloud totaling more than 50 services. This series gives you an opportunity to ask questions from an AWS expert live on any topic and also hear an overview of the subset of services/tools that AWS offers in big data and analytics.
Either submit questions during the session or ahead of time to email@example.com. In the email please include your NAME, COMPANY and JOB TITLE.
Wireless is now the expected medium of choice for network users. Delivering it successfully can be a challenge especially with multiple different approaches and architectures available. What is right for your organisation? Cloud? Controller? How is it all secured?
This session will discuss 3 main Wi-Fi architecture types, their different advantages, the wired edge, and how to secure it all. Importantly, we will finish with what to consider when making the right choice for your needs.
Business and IT leaders are understandably reluctant to retire considerable, legacy investment in technology, people, and processes due to security, risk, and regulatory compliance obligations. This creates a hybrid IT deployment model: an on-premise landscape of existing or legacy systems and off-premise cloud deployment of suitable IT capability.
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) believes that integration of cloud deployments with enterprise landscapes should consider people, process, technology, and operating models. Doing so encourages faster cloud adoption, leverages existing enterprise investments in IT landscape and helps govern safe cloud adoption through effective risk and compliance management.
Join this free webinar and download a whitepaper published by ODCA and top member companies.
Cloud service brokerage is an emerging hot topic for cloud computing. These intermediary services are positioned between the cloud subscriber and one or more cloud providers, to enable fast and on-demand provisioning. This presentation will explore the new ODCA Cloud Services Brokering technical paper including key considerations and usage scenarios.
Lance Friend, Senior Vice President Dynamic Services, Infrastructure Services, Capgemini
Capgemini and Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) have been working closely together for the past 4 years to develop the standards and approaches needed by the Cloud market place. Capgemini sees the Cloud as another form of IT service delivery provisioning in the same way of ‘grid’ or ‘mainframe computing’ in the past. It is viewed as one, valuable element of the balanced IT portfolio required by our clients. However, they also believe that the ‘easy to consume’ style of cloud is something that can be carried over into all areas of IT services supply through the orchestration of IT services. This presentation illustrates how Capgemini is continuing to develop hybrid IT services with its customers and the ODCA, helping the industry capitalize on opportunities presented by various forms of cloud services.
Haoyang Lu, Manager for New Service/Technology Innovation, IT & eCommerce Business Dept. of China Unicom Group
This presentation introduces China Unicom’s private cloud strategy from the enterprise IT user’s perspective and shares the methodology and best practices how China Unicom leverage ODCA to develop its private cloud adoption plan and apply the usage models to deploy the cloud solutions. It also introduces the new focus of ODCA2.0 and shares the view of China Unicom how the industry could collaborate to move forwards.
Chris Swan, CTO at CohesiveFT & Kevin Clarke, Director of Cloud Engineering at Verizon Terremark
This presentation will give a look at the Open Data Center Alliance rev 2.0 software defined networking (SDN) usage model that incorporates network function virtualization, and five new usage scenarios.
SDN is no longer considered an emerging technology; the technology is proven, although it is still at an early stage in its life cycle. In comparison, NFV is at an earlier stage of development, but because the technology effectively complements SDN and is important to service providers, NFV is likely to be widely adopted across the industry.
To improve evaluations and decision making, IT departments and cloud subscribers will require standard features and defined metrics. The ODCA recognizes the need for the adoption of SDN and NFV in IaaS and management solutions that incorporate standard mechanisms to better manage network services. This presentation specifies actions and processes to advance development of practical solutions that help lower management complexity and costs, especially in heterogeneous, multi-vendor environments.
Join Nick Walker, Product Manager, HP Helion Development Platform
Tired of coding constraints and complexity, vendor lock-in, and under-performing apps? The HP Helion Development Platform can help. Start rapidly developing, deploying, and delivering cloud-native applications. Learn how HP is using open source such as Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and Docker to change and accelerate developing cloud-native applications. Get an inside look at the architecture of the HP Helion Development Platform, details on how it works and why. Learn how to push code to the platform in one simple click, scale an application and how the platform supports the needs of developers with a polyglot runtime, frameworks and highly available services.
Steve Woodward, cCc; Dave Casper, ODCA; Alex McDonald, SNIA; Winston Bumpus, DMTF; Claude Baudoin, CSCC
The cloud computing market continues to grow as rapidly as ever and yet, only a small portion of the true value of cloud has been realized.
Interoperability, portability and security are some of the biggest roadblocks slowing down the advancement of the cloud. The ability to port data, applications and share cloud services across multiple environments, while ensuring data protection and transparency is on top of every organization’s wish list today. A standardized set of principles can assist these organizations in utilizing the offerings of the cloud to the fullest.
In this roundtable discussion, hear about the current state of cloud standards, the latest developments and how these changes affect your organization and the industry as a whole.
Steven Woodward, Canadian Cloud Council (cCc)
Dave Casper, Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA)
Alex McDonald, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
Winston Bumpus, Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)
Claude Baudoin, Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC)
Join this webinar live for an opportunity to engage in a discussion with the leading minds in the industry!
Join this session to hear about SAP's Private Cloud Strategy. SAP is currently driving radical simplification of our entire product stack, and a key enabler to that is our Private Cloud. We'll discuss SAP's external HANA Enterprise Cloud, and how moving our core to the cloud has been important to us.
Correy Voo, President of ODCA & Infrastructure CTO, UBS
Enterprises are undergoing rapid innovation of data centers to keep pace with today's business challenges. In this keynote,Correy Voo, ODCA President and Infrastructure CTO at UBS, will share the progress of ODCA's work in delivering requirements for data center services and chart ODCA's goals and charter for the next phase of widespread adoption of the cloud. Attendees will walk away with a clear path on deriving value from ODCA in shaping their cloud strategies and accelerating solutions availability in the market.
David Linthicum, SVP, Cloud Technology Partners & Cloud Computing Analyst, Gigaom Research
While public cloud computing continues to mature as a technology, those in charge of public cloud solutions within enterprises adopt the technology at their own pace, and for their own reasons. Indeed, they are all on separate journeys, but with many of the same business objectives. In order to determine the progress of enterprises’ journey to the public cloud, Gigaom created a survey designed to understanding what is happening within enterprises that are adopting public cloud computing.
Key items discovered in this survey include:
1. The use of public cloud computing is quickly expanding, and most organizations already exploit public cloud-based resources to run both critical and non-critical business systems.
2. Application development and testing are among the highest value uses of leveraging the public cloud, and most enterprises have moved from proof of concept to actual deployments in the last few years.
3. A larger number of business units leverage public cloud resources that are made up largely of AWS and a few other public cloud providers.
4. A surprising number of public cloud instances support the daily operations of many businesses, with a smaller percentage emerging as heavy users that leverage a massive amount of public cloud resources.
5. First cloud projects are a thing of the past, with most working on their second, third, or more major cloud deployments.
6. Change management and cloud governance are becoming more commonplace and accepted by enterprises.
In this lunchtime keynote presentation, David Linthicum provides a look at what’s occurring right now as enterprises move to public clouds using real data from real adopters. What’s more, Linthicum will provide predictions around what is likely to occur in the world of cloud computing in 2015 and 2016, as well as recommendations around how you can exploit changes and growth of cloud-based platforms to your own best advantage.
Shannon Poulin, VP of the Data Center Group, Intel
Shannon Poulin, the Vice President of the Data Center Group; General Manager of the Datacenter Marketing Group; and General Manager of the Enterprise IT Solutions Group at Intel Corporation, is responsible for driving Intel's enterprise data center business. In this keynote Shannon will provide Intel's vision for re-architecting the data center for the digital service economy and highlight how Intel is investing in key technologies that will help enable enterprises to access the increased efficiency and agility of software defined infrastructure.
Attend this webinar to learn how advanced analytics are enabling enterprise grade cloud computing for quicker and more effective adoption of cloud services by enterprise. Attendees will learn about:
· Cross-cloud measurement and management so you can compare one service provider to another with a relatively easy to deploy solution and keep them all accountable and performing at their best, for the best price/value.
· New Application Behavior Learning (ABL) and pattern matching techniques that provide a means for comparing service providers in a normalized fashion – so you can compare apples to apples.
· Actual results from a production grade ODCA sponsored proof of concept where Appnomic AppsOne software was deployed to help a large Fortune 500 enterprise measure and manage Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Cloud, and the internal enterprise cloud operation in support of a mobile computing application.
· How one bank is marrying analytics and automation to ensure a 2 second average transaction response time for their Internet banking users.
Finally, you will be introduced to the concept of a “Cloud Facts” label you can request of your service providers to better help you understand what you are buying and what you are getting – comparing one service provider to another. For pre-reading on this last item, you can check out a Network World article located in the attachments tab.
Leveraging the unique benefits of the cloud requires a specialized approach to application architecture. The right design enables business agility, massive scaling, ability to burst, and high resiliency. Plus, it promotes resource efficiency and can minimize costs. The lack of cloud-aware applications hinders innovative hybrid cloud usages.
If you are involved in providing applications or services in the cloud, attend this webinar to learn the principles of cloud-aware application design and to explore emerging architectural patterns which maximize cloud advantages. This session will be presented by Catherine Spence, ODCA technical committee chair and Intel IT Principal Engineer.
Ian Lamont - Chair, Security Workgroup at ODCA & IT Security Specialist, BMW
This presentation reviews the first available enterprise IT perspective on security and privacy!
Organizations deploying cloud computing services need tools to understand and prepare for security and privacy threats. Recent reports highlight specific threats, and many people seeking cloud services express particular concern about some of the most well-known intrusions. Threats to corporate and government data are increasing and becoming more sophisticated, but high-profile, newsworthy, individual threats should not be the focus of an organization’s security posture. Instead organizations should apply a consistent process and develop security risk management that incorporates their cloud service providers and cloud technologies.
This presentation identifies the security frameworks, best practices, and ODCA usage models enterprises should deploy to integrate cloud services into their risk management program.
Ed Simmons, Co-Chair, ODCA & Exec Director of Platform Engineering, UBS; Dave Casper, Co-Chair, ODCA & CTO, Moogsoft
In order to meet the compute infrastructure requirements for the broad range of service consumers, a common framework is required around which infrastructure as a service can be defined, provisioned, monitored and managed. A common set of principles, metrics and architectural frameworks can be defined, resulting in consistent capabilities, service levels and service attributes across multiple providers, while still allowing the individual providers to innovate and differentiate. In this session ODCA representatives will outline the framework and some usage scenarios.
James Urquhart, Director of Product Strategy, Cloud Systems Management, Dell Software
Faster time to deployment is a vital component of cloud computing, regardless of what cloud platforms you are using. Automating the deployment of your applications can significantly speed up launch time and simplify management.
Dell Cloud Manager allows you to easily create reusable application blueprints. Design and configure an application stack once, then save for future use. Any authorized user can leverage the blueprint as a ready-made template, or simply deploy to the cloud platform of their choice at the click of a button. Using Chef or Puppet? We integrate with both - or you can use our built-in service catalog.
Attendees will learn how the following things can benefit any organization leveraging the cloud for application delivery:
•Configuration management tools
Dell Cloud Manager is a cloud infrastructure management solution that enables you to deploy and manage enterprise applications across public, private, or hybrid cloud environments. With Dell Cloud Manager’s single-pane-of-glass interface, it’s easy to centrally manage all your clouds with increased security, governance, and agility.
The Open Data Center Alliance is a not-for-profit organization aimed at accelerating enterprise cloud adoption by developing a unified vision of customer requirements.
This presentation will cover the purpose and structure of the ODCA work groups before diving deeper into the architectural framework and service tiers developed by the ODCA. We will discuss the work and publications completed by our members to accelerate cloud adoption. The final piece of the presentation will be to provide insight into current and future projects on the technical coordination committees road-map.
Everyone knows that there are risks associated with moving enterprise data to a Cloud and everyone knows the huge potential that the analytics of Big Data can bring especially when using the Cloud, but what happens when these two converge.
The presentation will discuss some of the security and privacy challenges associated with Big Data in the Cloud and will present a number of key initiatives that the ODCA have done to support enterprises that wish to take this step.
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