Technical Marketing Manager, Eucalyptus Systems
Paul Weiss is the Technical Marketing Manager at Eucalyptus Systems working with Enterprise customers across the globe. He worked at VMware for over 3 years and has worked with virtualization products for many years. He has also worked as a VMware Specialist at a Premier VMware Partner, a Senior Systems Architect with a primary focus on large Sun environments, and as a Sun Certified Instructor. Paul has over 17 years of Enterprise IT experience and is certified in many solutions like Solaris, Red Hat and VMware. Paul also served in the U.S. Army for 15 years and is a Gulf War veteran.
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.