I recently had the chance to sit down with Bob Laliberte, from the Enterprise Strategy Group, David Winter, from Presidio Networked Solutions, and Floyd Strimling, Zenoss’ own Cloud Evangelist, to talk about the challenges and opportunities for delivering IT-as-a-Service.
Part two of this series covers delivering services on demand, cloud computing, and defining the hybrid cloud. Just because you’re highly virtualized, this does not mean you have a cloud. To further this point, the more virtualization being done, the more problems are created due in part to the monitoring required for a growing dynamic infrastructure. Additionally, the amount of different tools needed to create and maintain a private cloud makes their simplicity rather difficult. In this video, our panel of experts also discusses:
- The differences between highly virtualized environments and private clouds
- What happens from an operational perspective when you start managing an even more dynamic infrastructure?
- The conservative nature of companies when it comes to new technology adoption from both cultural and organizational differences
- How to manage the workload environments, post auto-provisioning and deployment in elasticity and on demand environments
- And lastly, the hybrid cloud: what is it, where is it going and what’s real?
Here's a sneak peak of the discussion with Bob talking about "semi-automatic" operations nand if you are interested, you can view the full 20 minute webcast here.