Sr. Director, HP Cloud Services, HP
Dan Baigent is the Sr. Director of Business Development for HP Cloud Services. Dan is responsible for HP Cloud Services solution partners, strategic partners and business strategies. Dan joined HP in 2010 as the Sr. Director of Strategic Alliances in HP’s Corporate Development group, managing the HP-Intel relationship. Prior to HP, Dan worked for Sun Microsystems (Oracle) where he was the Sr. Director of Strategic Alliances for a variety of Strategic Partners including IBM, HP, Dell and Oracle. While at Sun, Dan worked as the Director of Engineering for Sun’s Desktop Software organization, as a Technical Portfolio Manager for Sun’s Corporate Development team, and as the Western Regional Systems Engineering manager for JavaSoft. Dan started his career as a software developer for McDonnell-Douglas and has a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Cybernetic Systems. Dan is co-inventor on several 3-D desktop patents.
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.
The public cloud has been positioned as the poor step child to the more powerful, controlled and secure private cloud platform. But with advances in open, public cloud systems and as tech giants enter the fray; public clouds are advancing to provide the same level of reliability, security and trust as private environments. This session will discuss why companies of all sizes should look to public cloud platforms for key scenarios, from extending private cloud implementations to providing secondary backup for on-premise storage systems to enabling an agile development and test environment for your applications, and more. Attendees will learn key criteria for evaluating public clouds and how to make sure you are receiving the features, service levels and support you need. The speaker will also provide a short overview of the HP public cloud and advances HP has made over the past year.