See explanation of hybrid conference format on example of UP 2010 Cloud Computing Conference.
No organization can afford to waste dollars on purchases that do not support immediate business needs. That’s partly why Cloud Computing is having such a big moment, right? But it’s not just a moment. It’s not just a trend. This a game changer, and the changes will endure.
TV is dead! at least, as we know it. The traditional model, with clear separation between roles (producers, broadcasters and consumers) is giving way to a Cloud based one, where users produce, distribute, combine and watch video content anywhere, anytime, and using a multitude of different devices. In our presentation we’ll discuss some of its challenges, and demonstrate the solutions we’re working whith: o Production challenges – The exponential growth of User-Generated-Content (UGG) makes it virtually impossible to estimate the volume of resources needed to run open submission systems, in particular those whose usage is seasonal. We introduce a cloud-based architecture that addresses this problem, and demonstrate an instance application that runs the registration system for candidates who wish to participate in the Brazilian Big Brother reality TV show (1).
Is the flexibility and agility of your business inhibited by the time that it takes you to build and deploy application environments? Maybe you struggle to produce consistent environments as you move them from development to test to production? Learn how you can address these issues and more by leveraging Platform as a Service solutions within your enterprise. Specifically, learn how the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) standard for virtual images can be harnessed to produce a patterns-based approach to building, deploying, and managing your application environments. This approach delivers the speed, repeatability, and consistency currently lacking in many enterprise application environments and can transform the management of your application environments into a competitive advantage for your business.
How ready are you to take advantage of cloud computing? What steps do you need to take in order to pave the way for cloud? This session looks at the things that organisations need to consider in determining the extent to which they are able to successfully adopt cloud computing for all or part of their infrastructure and then outlines a roadmap for organisations that describes the things that organisations need to do in order to cloud enable their infrastructure or key elements of it.
Cloud computing offers users the promise of economies of scale, flexibility and reduced costs. But security is often raised as the number one barrier to adoption. When you deploy applications on your own IT systems or an outsourcer deploys them on your behalf you have either direct control or a line of sight into the controls applied by the outsourcer. The governance structures, technology, business processes and organizations are usually well understood.
We’re still at the stage where “Cloud” can mean many things to many people – so it’s in danger of becoming so diluted as a term it’s meaningless. This presentation will provide you with a simple model you can use to help you figure out what different vendors are really offering and how they can help you. Following that we’ll look at how Cloud Computing resources are being used today and by whom, and how this is set to evolve over the next five years. We’ll illustrate the technology and management pitfalls that are awaiting the unwary adopter, and explain a planning approach that will help you get real business value out of the Cloud.
Ensuring the continuity of your business means being prepared for the unpredictable with nimble infrastructure that’s resistant to catastrophe and able to recover quickly when disaster strikes. A cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) plan can provide cost-effective business continuity options to enterprises of all sizes. In this presentation, iland will present case studies that show real examples of the cloud computing solutions described. We can also provide demonstrations of key solutions including software-based and SAN-to-SAN data replication, standby resources, and transatlantic replication.
SAP, T-Systems, and NetApp are collaborating on a proposal for a panel at CloudSlam focused on the following themes: * How to extend the SAP installed base with the new technology and economics of on-demand applications at the "edge" * How SAP is rebuilding under the covers in order to minimize customer disruption for on-demand deployment but while still delivering the scale and scope that core mission-critical systems demand * How a service provider like T-Systems can preserve existing applications but leverage the TCO and economic advantages of on-demand delivery - this part of the panel will go into some of the trade-offs behind how T-Systems leveraged its scale to build management technologies to support secure multi-tenancy that many on-demand vendors are also working on but that in this case works on existing SAP systems. * How a service provider platform can build higher level functionality and leverage better economics by building on specialized infrastructure - in this case NetApp. This part of the panel will explain the trade-offs between the integrated systems that Cisco/EMC and HP are building and the specialized systems that are differentiated by their management functionality and enable customers to deliver secure multi-tenancy.
Come hear about the valuable lessons IBM has learned as we have worked with customers over the past nine months on cloud computing initiatives. These insights are designed to help you understand some of the challenges and help you outline the criteria/service levels you should be asking your cloud service provider about.