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Randy is the expert cloud providers like VMware, EngineYard, Internap, and GoGrid consult when they need help. His cloud strategy consulting firm, Cloudscaling, advises Fortune 500 companies like Kaiser Permanente with their internal cloud initiatives. He has driven innovations in infrastructure, IT, Operations, and 24×7 service delivery since 1990. He was the technical visionary on the executive team of GoGrid & ServePath, a major cloud computing provider. Prior to GoGrid, he built the world’s first multi-cloud, multi-platform cloud management framework at CloudScale Networks, Inc. Randy is recognized as one of the top cloud bloggers and twitterers. The Cloudscaling blog has tens of thousands of page views every month. In addition to his contributions as a top cloud blogger, Randy’s open licensing of the GoGrid API inspired many others to open license their cloud APIs including Sun Microsystems, Rackspace Cloud, and VMware's vCloud.
On-demand computing resources are the most disruptive change in IT of the last decade, and much of that disruption begins at home. Day One of Enterprise Cloud Summit will focus on private clouds -- radically new ways to combine virtualization, automation, and self-service models in order to change how you deliver IT to your business.
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Building a large-scale cloud is hard work. It requires massive automation of a scalable architecture across widely varying underlying systems. And it needs a team with a wide range of technical disciplines.
When all of the stakeholders in an IT investment -- security, developers, business, storage, network, administrators, and DBAs -- all want something different, the result is today's typical enterprise data center. But there's a better way, and if you want to build a true cloud, you need to break down silos of all kinds. It takes tremendous willpower and solid executive buy-in to break down these barriers and align disparate interests.
Join Randy Bias, CEO of Cloudscaling and a leading authority on cloud architectures, for a journey through the challenges of building a private enterprise cloud that's deliberately designed along the principles of cloud giants like Amazon and Google. We'll unearth the political challenges, cultural land mines, and technological hurdles you'll need to overcome, using a real-world use case as an example and arming you with a strategy and roadmap for your journey.
Public clouds aren't just for startups. Enterprises are using them for training, QA, and other non-production applications. They're also leveraging their elastic capability for all manner of bursty applications, from monte carlo simulations to genomics to architectural modeling. This panel of established enterprise users will show us how on-demand computing is changing the way they run their businesses, and what convinced them to embrace third-party IT models.
On Day Two of Enterprise Cloud Summit, we'll turn our eye outward to look at the many public cloud offerings that are levelling the IT playing field. Public cloud providers offer pay-as-you-go economics and tremendous flexibility; but they also create new security, portability, and performance concerns. Once the exclusive domain of web startups, today enterprises big and small are finding ways to incorporate public cloud platforms into their IT strategy. Whether you're deciding how to embrace them or want to learn from what others are doing, Enterprise Cloud Summit is the place to do it.
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As we try to use clouds for increasingly mainstream, production-grade applications, performance and reliability become a greater concern. In this session, we'll review existing studies on cloud performance, and look at what and how to measure cloud performance.