Founder and CTO, Tier 3
Jared Wray is founder and CTO of Tier 3. Jared founded Tier 3 in 2006 and today is the visionary architect of the company's enterprise-class cloud management platform. To enable customers moving to IT as a Service, Jared has architected Tier 3’s cloud with advanced automation, orchestration, and fabric services. As the originator of the Iron Foundry open source PaaS project, Wray is a thought leader in the evolution of enterprise cloud services. A serial entrepreneur, Wray previously founded Dual, an interactive development firm with clients such as Microsoft and Nintendo.
Adopting public and private cloud resources is becoming imperative for enterprises across nearly every industry in order to keep pace with escalating customer and end-user demands and intensifying competition. However, adding these Cloud resources to existing systems and software compounds the challenge of managing these complex operations and optimizing their performance while controlling their costs. This session will examine these challenges and discuss exciting new technologies and management best practices that can help IT professionals overcome these challenges.
Who Should Attend:
You will leave the workshop with a solid understanding of the new tools and techniques that are available to manage a hybrid Cloud environment, and how these technologies and ideas can be applied to enable you to gain control over your operations. The workshop will address these key topics:
9:00 - 9:20am: Welcome & Introduction
9:20 - 9:45am: Forrester’s Perspective
9:45 - 10:10am: Moving to a Service-Oriented Organization (IT-as-a-Service)
10:10 - 10:35am: Hybrid Mgmt Requirements & Considerations
10:35 - 10:50am: Break
10:50 - 11:15am: Cloud Application Lifecycle
11:15 - 11:35am: Application Performance Monitoring/Management in the Cloud
11:35 - 12:10pm: Roundtable
12:10 - 12:15pm: Wrap-Up
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
There are strong pros and cons to both Public and Private Clouds. Many enterprises like the idea of either one or both, but the realities have not lived up to the ideal. Building a scalable, private cloud allows customization and control, but is a major undertaking with up-front costs and ongoing commitments for hardware and management software. Public clouds offer a pay as you go, low touch option, but there are many concerns around security and compliance. Integrating the two and operating a true hybrid cloud requires a new way of thinking and a new type of management. How can IT decipher which cloud (public, hybrid or private) makes the most financial sense for their specific business needs? What are the necessary metrics to build an intelligent business case for moving applications and infrastructure components to a public vs. private cloud? This session will explore the pros and cons of private and public clouds, including the best use cases and scenarios for private, public and hybrid cloud initiatives, the financial implications, and whether/how hybrid clouds might give the best of both clouds.