There is more than one cloud approach: to maximise efficiency and cost savings, fine-tuning your needs — for security, scalability and access — is vital. Paul Hearns, Editor, ComputerScope
Come to TechFire 2, the second of ComputerScope's new 'compact-group' briefings for IT professionals, and learn more about the key parameters in the cloud selection process:
Framing the meeting with an independent perspective, ComputerScope Editor Paul Hearns will provide an overview of trends, pipeline developments and current best practice in cloud application.
David Garrett, IT Operations Manager at the Irish Stock Exchange, will share his cloud usage experience from an environment where security, uptime and other performance metrics are mission-critical.
G4S Group is Ireland's largest security solutions provider. Chief technology officer, Kevin Mahady will bring a strategic viewpoint around the importance of delivering IT scalability and reliability.
Paul Hearns (right) with the panel at the first TechFire meeting on May 29,
discussing the topic of cloud storage.
Which cloud is right for you: private, public or hybrid?
TechFire briefings are a hype-free zone focused on bringing IT professionals up to date on key metrics, trends and technologies -- the Burning Questions of IT. Introduced and moderated by ComputerScope editor Paul Hearns, TechFire-2 is a two-hour breakfast briefing on 19 June which will start with Paul's independent market overview and summary of the key trends in cloud implementation.
Two user sites with significant cloud investment – the Irish Stock Exchange and G4S Group – will form the basis for the morning's panel discussion. David Garrett, IT operations manager at the Irish Stock Exchange, and Kevin Mahady, chief technology officer at G4S Group, will bring their experience and practical application of cloud to the fore. With the emphasis on peer to peer information sharing, the attendees in the room will be actively encouraged to join the discussion.
Interconnectivity and interoperability between legacy, private and public cloud resources, along with access to scalable and connected datacentres, are important foundations for achieving uptime and performance. Adding an industry perspective, Vincent in’t Veld, director of cloud services at Interxion, will share insights from its annual European Cloud Survey, specifically on the driving factors behind cloud-based technology. He will focus on the value chain of providers and infrastructure capabilities involved in delivering SLA-based services to enterprise users.
Brian Larkin, operations director at Digital Planet, will will frame the potential of the cloud within its core components: - Private vs public - Managed vs unmanaged - In-house vs outsourced He will continue the discussion around security, data protection, performance, scaleability and control.
In assessing public or private solutions, many believe that the conversation should be directed towards managed or un-managed cloud as the more important question. Addressing this topic, Hugh Dawson, head of services at HiberniaEvros, will assess where traditional managed services fit within a cloud implementation, whether private, public or hybrid.
TechFire2 is from 8 - 10 am at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin (beside the O2) on 19 June. The event format is aimed at leaving you with solid takeaways from your morning; as a business courtesy in association with sponsors Interxion and Hibernia Evros, an Apple iPad will be presented to one delegate whose name will be drawn at the end of the meeting.
Attendance is free but booking is essential.
Join us on the 19th: Call Conor Lavelle (01) 2947710 office hours or click to book:
Some discussion points for TechFire 2
- Private vs Public
- Managed vs Unmanaged
- In-House vs Outsourced
Security, Data Protection, Performance,
Scaleability and Control
Where do traditional managed services fit into the picture?
“No Cloud is an Island”
What defines the value chain of cloud providers?
Inter- connectivity between legacy, private and public cloud IT resources
The importance of access to high quality, scalable and connected datacentres