Why do private clouds fail? Are private clouds as secure as many vendors claim? And what are the best options for businesses that are about to deploy a private cloud?
Those are some of the issues addressed in a wide ranging panel discussion – hosted as a Google+ Hangout – comprised of five industry experts in cloud computing.
The expert panelists:
Kurt Milne, Director of CloudOps Marketing, VMware
Gordon Haff, Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat
Sam Charrington, Principal Analyst, CloudPulse Strategies
Mark Thiele, EVP of Data Center Technology, Switch
Andi Mann, VP of Strategic Solutions, CA Technologies
Moderator: James Maguire, Datamation managing editor.
Topics list: scroll down below the embedded video to see the subjects covered, and the approximate time in the video when each subject was discussed.
1) Why do private clouds fail?
Time in video: From beginning to 6:24
2) Skepticism about the value of a private cloud; Is a private cloud really a cost savings; what’s the true benefit, if any?
Time in video: 6:25 to 14:17
3) Is the security and privacy associated with the private cloud a reality?
Time in video: 14:18 to 20:53
4) Open Source “versus” Proprietary in private clouds
Time in video: 20:54 to 26:52
5) Taking “baby steps” on the way to a private cloud deployment
Time in video: 26:53 to 28:33
6) What are a few good default solutions for a business considering deploying a private cloud? Focused on commodity hardware? Cloud in a box?
Time in video: 28:34 to 35:59
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