Private Clouds continue to receive attention in enterprise organizations that are looking to amplify the benefits of virtualization and increase agility. While press reports about cloud computing are filled with lots of action and adventure, many enterprises are approaching cloud computing in a more methodical, step-by-step approach. Rather than build a complex hybrid cloud right from the start, many enterprises are looking to evolve from their current server virtualization environments to a full-fledged private cloud. When making this transition it is important for enterprises to consider:
- What is the best approach for evolving from a server virtualization environment?
- Who should access a private cloud, and under what controls?
- How does a private cloud fit in with current IT management processes and systems?
- What are the first use cases to target with your private cloud to ensure a “quick win?”
- What landmines should you avoid?
Transitioning from virtualization environments to private clouds is something Dave Roberts, Sr. Director Solutions Marketing at BMC Software has spent over a decade tackling. Dave is chairing the Virtualization and Private Cloud Track at Cloud Connect Chicago 2013, where he will address these questions out help attendees build their private cloud roadmap. Sessions include:
- An Enterprise Journey to Hybrid Cloud
- Field of Dreams: Lessons Learned Building Hybrid Clouds
- Bottom(s)-Up: Achieving Agility through Dev/Test in the Cloud
- Virtualization and Private Cloud Boot Camp
Hear from companies including Boeing, Eucalyptus and BMC Software on how they moved from virtualization to private cloud environments. Register to attend Cloud Connect Chicago, use discount code SMBLOG and lock in Early Bird Pricing.