Cloud 2.0:Moving from Cost Savings to Agile IT

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Cloud Computing quickly became a must-have in our IT landscape, and, simply stating, you adopt the Cloud or fall behind your competition.

This seminar will provide an overview of the important IaaS Cloud characteristics and capabilities, compare the offerings of major IaaS vendors, as well as a detailed discussion of Amazon Web Services. While public IaaS Clouds offer substantial benefits, many companies want tighter control and have started to build private Clouds. We will show requirements that should be considered, and how to develop a methodology to approach the implementation of a private Cloud. We will also look at another model that has gained traction: the hybrid Cloud.

This seminar will provide an in-depth description of PaaS and it will also explain how the development/deployment of business applications for the Cloud is different from traditional development/deployment of on-premise applications.

What does it take to migrate a legacy application to the Cloud? Not all legacy applications are good candidates and there are typical characteristics that you should recognize as a red flag.

Cloud Computing bears many dangers, for example the creation of shadow IT, the proliferation of virtual machines and uncontrolled cost, the proliferation of data that undermines the authority of a system of record, and many more. How should the cloud be used, who can provision services, how are Service Level Agreements (SLAs) managed – these are important questions to address. We will also discuss the new security risks and how to approach the joint responsibilities for security in a public Cloud environment.

The seminar concludes with examples of Return on Investment (ROI), Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and an outlook into the future of Cloud Computing, as well as a discussion how IT has to transform itself in order to stay relevant in face of the new disruptive technologies.

Main Topics

  • Cloud Computing Overview
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Private and Hybrid Cloud
  • Multi-tenancy
  • PaaS: Key Concepts & Major Players
  • Cloud Standards and Open Source Software
  • Synergy of SOA and Cloud Computing
  • Migrating Existing Applications to the Cloud
  • Cloud Integration
  • Securing the Cloud
  • Governance for Cloud-based Services