President and CEO, ActiveState Software Inc.
As ActiveState Software’s President and CEO since 2006, Bart Copeland brings more than twenty-three years of leadership, management, finance, and technology business experience to his role. With a passion for technologies that help people lead more productive and enjoyable lives, Bart is currently focused on Stackato, ActiveState’s private platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering. Bart views PaaS as an enabler to accelerate cloud adoption and deliver value in enterprises, and is actively involved in Stackato strategy, business development, and evangelism. Bart is also an active angel investor and serves as a director for a number of other tech companies. He holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia.
Moving beyond the well-managed virtual infrastructure, many organizations today are now successfully implementing private clouds. With newly emerging tools, enterprise IT professionals can create rich automated, self-service, shared computing offerings for their stakeholders. Private clouds build on foundations like VMware, Xen, Hyper-V and KVM; and include optimized infrastructure, advanced management, automation and orchestration. Layering on service catalogs, charge-back, and self-service interfaces, IT can get out of the way of delivering their services to IT consumers.
But what are the realities of building a private cloud? How do automation and advanced orchestration fit in? How do you add automated provisioning and offer self-service? Where do cloud stacks and new cloud management tools integrate with and/or /utilize what organizations already have?
Whether you're building a private cloud to improve the efficiency of your data center or to deliver IT services more quickly, this session will arm you with the information you need to successfully plan your private cloud environment.
Who Should Attend:
This workshop targets IT managers and staff who are looking to fulfill the full promise of virtualization and cloud and transform their environments into a private cloud, especially around improving operational efficiencies, optimization, automation, and IT agility – delivering IT as a service or private cloud, while reducing costs.
During this workshop, we will discuss the challenges that come with the move to private cloud computing, and how to prioritize, evaluate and implement the necessary solutions for virtualization and cloud management, optimization, automation and delivery as a private cloud.
3:15 - 3:40pm
The Value of PaaS in a Private Cloud World - Presented by ActiveState
Platform as a Service makes the enterprise more nimble. But how do you measure that? In this presentation, ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland and HP Cloud Services Sr. Director Dan Baigent outline the enterprise business value of PaaS in the private cloud, using enterprise use cases to exemplify how private cloud and private PaaS deliver agility, freedom of choice, scalability, ROI, innovation, portability, and security.
3:40 - 4:40pm
Comparing Cloud Orchestration Stacks
Cloud orchestration stacks are an important component in completing the move to a private cloud. In this rapid fire session, speakers representing key cloud orchestration stacks will have 10 minutes each to present their responses to key questions about the functions, features and capabilities of each cloud stack. Questions include: services and capabilities offered; languages, operating systems, APIs and image formats supported; virtualization stacks supported; management tools; portability; hardware, capacity, performance and availability constraints, pricing and more. Presentations will be followed by an open Q and A discussion.
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Welcome Note by Jocelyn DeGance Graham, Rishidot Research and James Urquhart, Enstratius, takes over as MC
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM: Keynote - Data Gravity and Complex Systems (Using this to your advantage in the Cloud and the Datacenter) by Dave McCrory, Warner Music Group
Data Gravity and Complex Systems play a role in Cloud services and capabilities both inside Enterprise Datacenters and outside with Cloud providers. Data Gravity naturally draws applications and services closer to Data sources. Complex Systems create opportunities for dramatic changes and improvements in how we manage the interactions of Data, Applications, and Services. Learning to discover and leverage these behaviors and patterns can allow you to avoid lock-in, increased management costs, and derive other benefits.
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Keynote - Intel IT PaaS Journey – Idea to Production in less than a day by Das Kamhout, Intel
What if enterprise developers could have an idea for an app, code it and deploy it into production in less than a day? Intel IT is addressing that challenge by establishing PaaS for the developers of custom applications. The promise of PaaS was determined strategically important in 2010 to extend the value of Intel IT’s award winning IaaS cloud for the web developer community at Intel. Das Kamhout, will share how the Intel IT Cloud leadership team made the case for this investment that was deemed unclear, and explain the PaaS journey, describing the approach and success/failures. This session will emphasize how an Enterprise IT shop needs to adapt faster towards consuming and running a rich set of cloud services.
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM: Fireside Chat - Business Value of Private PaaS moderated by Ben Kepes, Diversity Limited
Panelists: Sinclair Schuller (CEO, Apprenda) and Bart Copeland (CEO, ActiveState)
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Fireside Chat - PaaS Visibility moderated by Larry Carvalho, RobustCloud
Panelists: Benny Schnaider (President/Co-Founder, Ravello Systems), Carsten Puls (VP, Product Management, Engine Yard) and Margaret Dawson (VP of Product Marketing & Cloud Evangelist, HP Cloud Services)
Noon – 1:30 PM: Networking Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Keynote - Cover your PaaS by David Mortman, enStratius
PaaS makes developers (and possibly operations) lives much easier. But what are the security implications of migrating to PaaS? Does PaaS lead to more secure code? What about a more secure deployment? In principal yes, but what are the realities? How many unicorns do you get and just what’s in that pot at the end of the rainbow and what can you do with what you find?
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM: Fireside Chat - Enterprise PaaS with Open Source moderated by Donnie Berkholtz, Industry Analyst, Redmonk
Panelists: James Watters (Head of Products, CloudFoundry), Diane Mueller (Cloud Ecosystem Evangelist, Redhat) and Nati Shalom (CTO, Gigaspaces)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Fireside Chat - PaaS and Big Data moderated by Sam Charrington, CloudPulse Strategies
Panelists: Duncan Johnston Watt (CEO, CloudSoft Corporation) and Arun C. Murthy (Founder / Architect, Hortonworks)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Coffee Break
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Fireside Chat - Platform Abstraction: Operations to Developers to Business Users moderated by Alex Williams, Techcrunch
Panelists: Jared Wray (CTO, Tier 3) and Suresh Sambandam (CEO, OrangeScape)
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM: Expert Panel - Platform Services and Developer Expectations moderated by Lori MacVittie, Rishidot Research
Panelists: Pradeep Prabhu (CEO, CloudMunch), Richard Seroter (Microsoft MVP and InfoQ Author), Dr. Nic Williams (CEO, Stark & Wayne) and Adron Hall (Coder, Messenger and Recon, Basho)
5:15 PM: Vote of thanks by Krishnan Subramanian, Founder and Principal Analyst, Rishidot Research