As the cloud takes hold in the enterprise, hosting providers, telcos, and cloud platforms need to become attuned not only to economic models, but to compliance and privacy needs, the expectations of feature-rich platforms, migration strategies, quality assurance and availability.
You’d be surprised what people forget to check when they move to the cloud, whether it’s private cloud in the enterprise, or cloud hosting from a service provider. When you’re planning your strategy, choosing a vendor and deploying your cloud, what are the top ten things to look out for?
Enterprise Adoption Panel: Who is Buying Cloud and Why? PANEL: Moderator:William Fellows The 451 Group - VP Research
As the cloud moves into the critical path and "I need a cloud strategy" becomes a mantra, how are IT buyers responding, what are they doing and how can suppliers meet their needs?
Rupert Brown,Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Principal Architect Paul Boyns,BBC Technology Division, Head of IT Strategy Mark Leonard, Colt, Executive Vice President Infrastructure Services Unit Stephen White, London Underground Information Management, Head of Solutions
Hosting and Cloud: How Well Are They Playing? PANEL: Moderator:Phil Shih Tier1 Research - Senior Analyst, Mass-Market Hosting
Amazon is not the only cloud. Hosters have built and launched cloud services that compete directly with Amazon and are winning a fair share of battles. This panel will explore the interplay between traditional hosting and cloud services from the perspective of hosters. Is cloud a part of the hosting sector's future? What kind of impact is it having on the sector and how will that evolve going forward?
Leadership Perspective: Cloud Computing Forces the Data Governance Issue Compliance- Growing Roadblock to Cloud Adoption...
Russell Dietz, SafeNet, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
When it comes to good data governance practices, most organization are event-driven when it comes to improving best practices. While PCI-DSS mandates caused more visibility to the need, Cloud Computing required tight integration of tracking information and providing proof of controls. Most organizations don’t even know where to start. As organization struggle to efficiently account for how their critical data is stored, shared and secured, this presentation will review the challenges in the market and provide a glimmer of new hope:
Review the heightened drivers toward data governance in Cloud Computing
Identify key success factors for implementing compliant/audit level controls
Prepare themselves for new, diverse challenges including co-mingling and geographic distribution of data
Leverage technology to develop a unified, company-wide strategy
Establish a replicable framework for conducting effective evaluations
Ascertain compliance scope in cloud services
Analyze available controls for typical cloud security issues
Threat or Opportunity: The Telco Response PANEL: Moderator:Agatha Poon Tier1 Research - Research Manager, Global Cloud Computing
To fend off competition, telcom providers must rewrite their playbooks. The panel will examine opportunities and challenges facing today's telcos in the new computing era, discuss approaches that enable telcom providers to mitigate risks while entering the cloud foray, debate regional best approaches, and define milestones that help shape the future of telcom in the cloud.
Analyst Keynote: Cloud Security - Getting Beyond the FUD Joshua Corman The 451 Group - Research Director, Enterprise Security
Security In Clouds or Cloud InSecurity? With more than a breach a week so far in 2011 by criminals, nation-states and chaotic actors, organizations are confronted with the question: "Can we secure our secrets in the face of modern adversaries – even in traditional IT environments"? In stark contrast, the business avarice for adopting disruptive IT innovation like cloud is at an all-time high. While mature enterprises fear there is insufficient security and compliance in clouds, cloud vendor posturing seeks to dismiss or market away these concerns rather than address them. We will cut to the marrow.
The Consumerization of IT PANEL: Moderator: Daniel Beazer Tier1 Research - Senior Analyst, EMEA
Is the consumerization of enterprise IT the most important device organizations now have for delivering IT successfully - i.e. that it's accepted and used? What are the strategies, devices, and services that are working? Worked?
Paul Cheesbrough, News International, Chief Information Officer Marcus East, Comic Relief, CIO/Head of Future Media & Technology Mark Leonard, Colt, Executive Vice President Infrastructure Services Unit Joan Miller, UK Parliament, Director of Parliamentary ICT
The rise of server virtualization is releasing data from geographical constraints. This has alarmed many law makers particularly in Europe. Will an over-reaction strangle Europe's nascent cloud industry at birth? Or are they Europe’s regulators to fear the infringement of their citizens' rights?
The rise of cloud computing a foundation for unified global service and application delivery to get the IT infrastructure out of the way of the apps and user community. IT decision makers in Global 2000 companies describe how the IT Infrastructure is evolving towards the use of internal and external cloud architectures and how virtualization is a primary building block.
A Tale of Two Cloud Workloads: Web "Scale-Out" Versus Enterprise IT PANEL: Moderator: Doug Toombs Tier1 Research - Senior Analyst, Managed Services
As cloud computing continues to dominate the headlines in our industry, the 'poster child' stories of users like Zynga, NetFlix, and Yelp are often the first to come to mind. However, the needs and requirements for "web scale-out" workloads are often vastly different from those that traditional enterprise IT might be looking for. As the cloud market matures and service providers aim to win more enterprise business, how should cloud providers evolve their offerings above and beyond the Internet-centric customer, and focus on the needs and desires of enterprise IT?
After watching their neighbors to the West enjoy tremendous datacenter and managed services success in Europe, the Central and Eastern European multitenant datacenter markets are heating up with astonishing ferocity. Driven by government incentives, increasing software development activity, foreign investment, and new broadband builds, the outsourced IT market is growing, and creating with it an influx of facilities around the core metropoles ranging from Moscow to Prague. Learn who the surprising owners and operators are of these facilitates, the fragmentation of the sector, the dangers of entering the data center market here, and the best way to approach the high margin opportunity that exists in these demand-soaring regions.
Cloud Storage - Still More Black Art than Science?
PANEL: Moderator:Simon Robinson The 451 Group - Research Director, Storage
Cloud storage has recently been attracting headlines for the wrong reasons: outages, and the winding back or complete shuttering of services. This belies that some of cloud's best application use cases are in storage: think of DropBox, Flickr, Netflix. Providing reliable storage in the cloud still seems more like a black art than problem, albeit complex, that can be solved.
Unlocking Your Inner Service Provider Self PANEL: Moderator: Rachel Chalmers The 451 Group - Research Director, Infrastructure and Cloud computing for the Enterprise
Working with entrepreneurs, startups, emerging technologies and bleeding-edge early adopters gives 451 Research a powerful over-the-horizon radar. We examine how enterprises have incorporated IaaS into the way they do business today, and at the coming PaaSworld war. It will conclude with recommendations for software vendors and service providers on how to survive and thrive in the fast-changing world of enterprise infrastructure.
Can cloud address basic issues of effeciency and make datacentres cleaner with respect to the optimization of IT resources and the energy infrastructure? Or does cloud make datacentres appear to be more "dirty" by concentrating workloads in very large, highly visible public sites? Moving compute resources to the cloud promises to limit power consumption in the datacentre - but does it work in practice?