Sr. Director, Open Source Solutions, Citrix Systems
Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director of Cloud Computing Community at Citrix Systems Inc. He joined Citrix as a result of their July 2011 acquisition of Cloud.com where he was their Vice President of Community. He is currently responsible for Citrix open source efforts around the open source cloud computing platform, Apache CloudStack and the Xen Hypervisor. Previously he was the VP of Community at Zenoss Inc., a producer of the open source application, server, and network management software, where he grew the Zenoss Core project to over 100,000 users and 20,000 organizations on all seven continents. He also is a longtime open source expert and author having served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. Mr. Hinkle is also the author of the book, “Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration.” (Thomson, 2006). He is a contributor to NetworkWorld’s Open Source Subnet and his personal blog on open source, technology, and new media can be found at www.socializedsoftware.com. You can follow him on twitter @mrhinkle.
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.
Are Clouds the Gateway Drug to a Quantified Society?
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Fear & Loathing in Corporate IT: A Savage Journey to the Cloud
It all seemed innocent enough as employees started experimenting with the cloud: popping a few compute instances, dropping the latest collaboration cloud, or mainlining a PaaS to build a cool new Web app. But then the line between IT reality and rogue clouds became blurred, and we entered into an era of Gonzo IT, where the cloud is personal and the truth is hard to find. Amid this cloud haze, we struggle to even locate all our corporate data, let alone secure it. Join this journey and discover how IT leaders can gain back control of the cloud and data without being a complete downer to the rest of the organization. And how, in fact, you can be the new source of cloud ecstasy for your users.