Logicalis chief technologist defines the new ideology of hybrid IT
The next BriefingsDirect thought leader interview explores how digital
disruption demands that businesses develop a new ideology of hybrid IT.
We'll hear how such trends as Internet of things (IoT), distributed IT, data
sovereignty requirements, and pervasive security concerns are combining to
challenge how IT operates. And we'll learn how IT organizations are shifting
to become strategists and internal service providers, and how that supports
adoption of hybrid IT. We will also delve into how converged and
hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI) provide an on-ramp to hybrid cloud
strategies and adoption.
To help us define a new ideology for hybrid IT, we're joined by Neil
Thurston, Chief Technologist for the Hybrid IT Practice at Logicalis Group in
the UK. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, P... (more)
Converged IoT Systems - Bringing the Data Center to the Edge of Everything
The next BriefingsDirect thought leadership panel discussion explores the
rapidly evolving architectural shift of moving advanced IT capabilities to
the edge to support Internet of Things (IoT) requirements.
The demands of data processing, real-time analytics, and platform efficiency
at the intercept of IoT and business benefits have forced new technology
approaches. We'll now learn how converged systems and high-performance data
analysis platforms are bringing the data center to the operational technology
To hear more about the latest capabilities in gaining unprecedented
measurements and operational insights where they’re needed most, please
join me in welcoming Phil McRell, General Manager of the IoT Consortia at
PTC; Gavin Hill, IoT Marketing Engineer for Northern Europe at Nati... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will
take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City.
The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's
leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York,
Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry
professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception,
more than all other Cloud-related events put together.
Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East
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The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional
speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more
than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well
over 48 different countries.
Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)
Virtualized environments are demanding when it comes to storage. Tier-1
virtualized applications require always-on, fast, available access to data.
One of the ways that today’s virtualization vendors are increasing the
stability and speed of storage access in virtualized environments is through
the use of flash, and HP is leading the way among the crowd.
Storage challenges facing the enterprise today
There are a number of significant challenges that the enterprise faces today
when it comes to handling storage in a virtualized environment, including:
The cost and complexity of implementing data protection in a virtualized
environment Outmoded storage architecture that doesn’t hold up under
virtualized and random I/O Low VM density and storage inefficiencies that
provide you with lower ROI than what you anticipated Difficulties with having
enough availability and perfor... (more)
The Future of Security in the Cloud
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Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are increasing at an unprecedented rate.
The threat landscape of today is drastically different than just a few years
ago. Attacks are much more organized and sophisticated.
They are harder to detect and even harder to anticipate. In the foreseeable
future it's going to get a whole lot harder.
Everything you know today will change. Keeping up with this changing
landscape is already a daunting task.
Your organization needs to use the latest tools, methods and expertise to
guard against those threats.
But will that be enough? In the foreseeable future attacks will originate
from entirely new attack platforms.
The tools and methods you use today will not protect you from the threats you
will face tomorrow.
Your security experts will be no match for this new threat. Whe... (more)
Advancing the State of the Art in Big Data Analytics with Composite
The broad selection of hardware, the rapid evolution of operating systems and
the time-to-market for mobile apps has been so rapid that new challenges for
developers and engineers arise every day. Security, testing, hosting, and
other metrics have to be considered through the process.
In his session at Big Data Expo, Walter Maguire, Chief Field Technologist, HP
Big Data Group, at Hewlett-Packard, will discuss the challenges faced by
developers and a composite Big Data applications builder, focusing on how to
help solve the problems that developers are continuously battling.
Walter Maguire has twenty-eight years of experience in data analytics. He
worked with Big Data when "big" meant a megabyte, and has helped bring data
management from the back office to core competencies f... (more)
Forget Location, Location, Location: Cloud Is All About Workload, Workload,
What do we know so far about cloud computing? Well, first the hype-cycle
slowed down and we started realizing that hybrid cloud (as a combination of
public and private resources) was a relatively sensible idea, i.e., from both
an expenditure (public) and security (private) perspective. Now we know which
data and processing tasks to put where - and when, right?
Not exactly, it's still not all quite crystal clear in cloud is it?
The nomenclature, taxonomy and classification of the cloud are all part of
the problem. At the risk of introducing a new term, it may be useful to talk
about the workload cloud.
Workload, workload, workload
Forget location, location, location: cloud is all about workload, workload,
workload say René Aerdts, chief technologist, workload and cloud, HP
HP today announced the new HP ConvergedSystem 250-HC StoreVirtual (CS 250), a
hyper-converged infrastructure appliance (HCIA) based on HP's new ProLiant
Apollo 2000 server and HP StoreVirtual software-defined storage (SDS)
Built on up-to-date HP, Intel, and VMware technologies, the CS 250 combines a
virtual server and storage infrastructure that HP says is configurable in
minutes for nearly half the price of competitive systems. It is designed for
virtual desktops and remote office productivity, as well as to provide a
flexible path to hybrid cloud. [Disclosure: HP is a sponsor of
Designed to attract customers on a tight budget, the HP CS 250 includes a new
three-node configuration that is up to 49 percent more cost effective than
comparable configurations from Nutanix, SimpliVity and other competitors,
says HP. Because HP's StoreVir... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the
1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in
New York City.
As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of
technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry
Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor
complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the
tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading
Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it
in your particular situation.
Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor,
so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler
of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)
The next edition of the HP Discover Performance podcast series brings
together two top cloud evangelists from the recent HP Discover 2012
Conference to discuss the specific concepts around converged cloud,
information clouds, and hybrid services delivery.
We’re joined by Paul Muller, the Chief Software Evangelist at HP, and
Christian Verstraete, Chief Technologist for Cloud Strategy at HP. The
discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor
Solutions. [Disclosure: HP is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.]
Here are some excerpts:
Gardner: You’ve separated the notion of hybrid computing and hybrid
delivery. Can you help me understand better why they're different, and what
HP means by hybrid delivery?
Verstraete: Hybrid computing typically is combining private and public
clouds. We feel that many of our customers still have a traditional
HP has hired Margaret Dawson out of Symform to be VP of product marketing and
cloud evangelist for HP Cloud Services, a new start-up unit inside HP.
She claims that “much of the negative hype reported around HP does not
match reality. HP has a strong foundation to compete and win in the cloud and
is building out the right leadership team, ecosystem, cloud platform and
solutions to escalate that process.”
It’s unclear how many people will believe her.
She says she will spit her time between Seattle and Silicon Valley.
Symform’s marketing team will now report to Bob DeSantis and Mason White,
its director of product marketing, will be handling much of the marketing