Delivery Cloud computing seems to continue to be amongst the most talked about trends in IT. More and more customers are consuming and offering services via Saas, PaaS, & IaaS. And with the options ever expanding, it is quite interesting to see how all these transitions impact the current backend infrastructure of end user organizations. The fact of the matter is; cloud offerings can present huge challenges on underlying IT infrastructure, which in turn is tries to maintain consistent performance and manageability right across. This is because IT has little control over the best-effort Internet connections. A poor Internet connection between the user and the cloud service means sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity.
As cloud computing finds acceptance across the board, what would emerge eventually would the right mix of public and private cloud based solutions, i.e. hybrid model. When implemented properly, this enables the deployment of applications in an active/active model across cloud boundaries and data in the right place at the right time, regardless of the point of ingress of client requests. This is often harder to achieve than it might sound, primarily because of the way that many existing applications have been architected along with core networking and database limitations.
One of the core goals hence, is to support the ongoing move to hybrid cloud architectures. For many existing packaged and custom applications, moving them in whole or part to a public cloud infrastructure can be a complex process. Because legacy applications may not have been built with cloud principles in mind, they often require the services that can only be delivered by high quality Application Delivery Controllers. Fortunately, the technology that has worked for optimizing private WAN also works well for public cloud environments. This should come as welcome news to companies, which are adopting hybrid architecture.
ADC plays a key role in driving application lifecycle in hybrid cloud environments. You can build your application blueprint for application evaluation and testing in the public cloud; then move to enterprise deployment in the private cloud data center; allow bursting and data recovery in the public cloud.
ADC helps to bridge the gap for what’s needed in the cloud for application delivery and security, regardless of the cloud model you choose to use.
|3:00 PM||Keynote Address|
|Apalak Ghosh, Lead Consultant, Emerging Technologies, Infotech Practice, CMR|
|3:15 PM||Optimizing and Managing Application Performance in Hybrid Cloud Environments|
|Bill Ting – Marketing Evangelist, APAC & Japan, Riverbed|
|3:45 PM||Panel Discussion followed by Q&A|
|Moderated by Apalak Ghosh, CMR|
|4:00 PM||Vote of Thanks|
Apalak Ghosh Principal Consultant, Emerging Technologies Research, InfoTech Practice, CMR Apalak is a lead analyst with CMR’s software and IT services research practice, based out of Gurgaon (near New Delhi). In this role, Apalak is responsible for overseeing development of reports, carrying out in-depth market assessments and forecasts on new and emerging technologies like Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Green IT, DataCenter adoption amongst others. Apalak has led new research initiatives to study adoption of Cloud Computing and Virtualization amongst Indian enterprises. He is frequently quoted in the media on the subject of Cloud Computing and DataCenters on popular TV channels such as NDTV and in leading business publications such as The Economic Times and The Hindu Businessline. He also writes a blog on the theme of Green IT/Virtualization/Cloud Computing. In this capacity he carries forward his rich experience as Manager, Software and Services Research and Consulting Practice, IDC India. Prior to his current role, Apalak has worked with TNS India as a research analyst for two years, before which he was with TransAsia Solution Seekers, Indonesia as a consultant for a year. His experience spans across key research areas such as brand tracking, product / concept testing, quantitative and qualitative research, and consulting. He has a rich exposure to research techniques such as face-to-face and telephonic interviews, profiling and discussions with stakeholders across diverse industry verticals such as IT and Telecom, Consumer Packaged Goods and Automotive. Apalak completed his Master’s program in Business Administration from the ICFAIBusinessSchool, Bangalore, specialising in Marketing. Apalak also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Ranchi capital of the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.
Marketing Evangelist, Riverbed Technology – APJ
Bill, in his current role as marketing evangelistfor Riverbed Technology – APJ, focuses on technology evangelism activities that bring customers’ requirements, technology solutions and benefits together. He is a frequently sought after presenter on the trends of emerging technologies relating to WAN Optimization, IT consolidation and service virtualization.
Bill is a seasoned professional with 20 years of experience in computer networking, network security, and telecommunications fields. He held a variety of managerial positions which include engineering, sales & marketing, and business development for companies such as Bay Networks, Ascend Communications, Lucent Technologies, UTStarcom, and Secure Computing in the Asia Pacific region. He has been instrumental in introducing leading-edge technology applications into the marketplace and in helping startup stage companies expand business operations throughout Asia.
Bill holds a Master of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology at Pasadena, California and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the IowaStateUniversity