Any architect in the industry has seen their business – or one of their customers – sold on introducing a “cloud” service as the cure-call for what ails business IT. It’s almost a magic hand-wave to watch with the sales and marketing teams: outage times? Wave your hand and it’s no longer important. Multi-data-center deployment?
To explore the responsibilities of the architect deploying to the cloud for DR and availability in better detail, let’s introduce a notional “customer” with one of the simplest application scenarios. There are many more complicated scenarios that are every-day experience for many of us, but as with many of our strategic roles, start with (and
by Rima Bhattacharya “Actual hybrid cloud computing deployments still “rare,” Gartner says, tempering optimism about future adoption rates” Hybrid Cloud is a coordinated mix of both Public and Private Cloud resources! This session will provide you a walkthrough about – Hybrid Cloud Reference Architecture (Best Practices); -Hybrid Cloud – Foundation for Enabling Your Customer to
by Scott Andersen Scott Andersen is the managing partner and Chief Technology Officer of Creative Technology & Innovation. During his 25+ years in the technology industry Scott has followed many technology trends down the rabbit hole. From early adopter to last person selecting a technology Scott has been on all sides. Today he loves spending
by Adam Starling Keeping on top of the rapid growth of cloud use is doubly complicated when that cloud is hybrid. Learn about the challenges of obtaining visibility into the costs and usage of disparate cloud environments, and the essential step of harmonizing data from different platforms to provide the single, coherent view you need
by Alex Henthorn-Iwane As IT departments deploy more IaaS, PaaS and SaaS as part of the shift to hybrid cloud, its important to also shift network management to be more cloud-aware. Specifically, all those cloud-based applications, web APIs, services, and infrastructure platforms critically depend on the reliable and predictable delivery of increasing volumes of Internet
by Alex Ratcliffe Businesses are starting to treat the Cloud like any other location on their WAN, which means access to SaaS applications and applications running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Hyper-V need to be over a secure and reliable connection that the IT team can manage and control. In this discussion, Alex
by Gavin McShera “All cloud projects fail. Yup. They do. Cloud projects fail because we get caught up in the fact that they are “cloud projects”. Interesting new models. Great new technology. Amazingly put together PowerPoints. Promises of improvements in the air quality of the office. By defining the project as a “cloud” project there
Adam Starling | Director Global Solutions | Cloud Cruiser The question of when to really start considering cloud governance has come up many times in my engagements with companies, and my answer is always “early and often.” Those of you reading have most likely pitched the move to cloud to your company or are the
Peter Rombouts from Sogeti joins me to discuss the hottest trends in architecture.