The recent Cloud Connect tweet chat on “Management, application performance & security in a Hybrid Cloud world” addressed one of the fundamental challenges facing business technology stakeholders – weighing the benefits of cloud computing with potential loss of direct access & control over application infrastructure. This is especially true with PaaS & SaaS where more of the infrastructure control is ceded to the Cloud provider.
Our Enterprise Cloud Adoption Survey shows that businesses are growing increasingly comfortable with both SaaS & PaaS. But what are the tradeoffs and concerns? Here’s a snapshot of our Cloud Connect twitter discussion on this topic:
A2 Only if it’s creating security and compliance risk #ccchat
A2 SMBs are typically getting more security than they had. #ccchat
A2: The problem we are facing right now is lack of consistency in requirements, so the degree of control is across the board #ccchat
#ccchat A2 I think its the classic delicate balance, and plays back to Q1 on the security
#ccchat A2 Sounds like it all comes back to the security question when we get down to it. Get the requirements right, and less of an issue
Divya Manickam @divya2050 12 SepInteresting article on #SaaS: Killer of the Traditional IT Department | Innovation Insights | @Wired #ccevent #ccchat http://www.wired.com/insights/2013/08/saas-killer-of-the-traditional-it-department/ …
Managing SaaS and Paas is a topic we’ll address at Cloud Connect Chicago. Here’s an overview of one of the new programs we have planned:
Leveraging cloud resources is becoming imperative for enterprises to satisfy escalating customer demands, support an increasingly dispersed workforce and overcome intensifying competition. However, adding these Cloud resources to existing systems and software applications complicates the responsibility of IT organizations to manage their day-to-day operations and optimize the performance of their in-house resources while controlling their costs. This session will examine these challenges and evaluate powerful new solutions and management best practices that can help IT professionals overcome these challenges at the IaaS, SaaS and PaaS levels.
- How Cloud management differs from traditional data center management
- How to capitalize on today’s widening array of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) alternatives
- What are the real costs of unplanned Cloud service adoption
- Where to find new tools and techniques to address your hybrid Cloud requirements
- How to measure your success in a hybrid Cloud environment
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Tweet Chat. It was a lot of fun and I hope to see you all in Chicago!