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Storm Clouds: Disruptive Technologies Create “New Normal,” Dispel Myths


David Milot

Managing Partner

Track: All Tracks

As much as information technology has changed in the last 10 years, the next decade promises even more significant change. And as cloud technology becomes more prevalent, IT enterprises will be driven to reconsider the status quo around just about everything we know, including Physical Infrastructure, Virtualization, Automation, Service Management, and Security.

Cloud technology and virtualization of virtually everything means rethinking the economic models around physical infrastructure, the emergence of a new class of providers as well as a greater degree of standardization around virtualized OS & Middleware configurations. There are increasing expectations from consumers of data center services - instant provisioning & de-provisioning, just for openers. And with a new generation of workers that expect anytime, anywhere access to corporate data, securing your data outside of your data center walls has become a greater business imperative albeit far more difficult.

In this session you will learn what's needed to consider to ensure your enterprise’s foray into cloud computing successfully and securely meets the needs of your enterprise. .

Speaker Bio:
David Milot is the managing partner for Unisys Technology Consulting and Integration Solutions (TCIS) in EMEA. His team is comprised of more than 800 consultants, architects, experts, and pre-sales resources. His organization has deep expertise and experience implementing mission-critical and data center transformation solutions for multiple clients across EMEA, as well as the associated application modernization and security solutions. Under David’s leadership, the organization has shown strong growth over several years, and has become a recognized go-to partner.

David is a recognized thought leader in mission-critical information technology transformation programs, including operations and applications.. He is a prospective thinker in new IT architecture models and is regularly invited to speak on topics around organic architecture and cloud IT models. He is also frequently invited as a keynote speaker to animate external and internal conferences. He is also the author of a multi-authored book “The Successful New Technology Project” (“Management des Projets IT”).

Before joining Unisys in 2005 David was at Dimension Data where he was responsible for developing the Microsoft services practice in EMEA. David has also spent time with Sogeti and Cap Gemini, where he led Architecture and Critical programs. In the late 90’s David was CTO at a joint venture operation between IBM and Dassault Electronics and earlier in David’s career he served as the French CIO for Amnesty International.

David has a master degree of economical history from the Sorbonne and a master from the Philadelphia Wharton School of Enterprise business, He was a Cap Gemini IAF Enterprise Architect and belongs to several Architects networks, mainly focused on modular and “organic” computer architecture as well as computing for non governmental organisation; he recently contributed to a collective white paper on Cloud Computing edited by the French IS companies Association (Syntec)

Articles & Feature Stories
SAP CRM on Verizon’s Cloud
Verizon and SAP America are supposed to deliver SAP’s Customer Relationship Management rapid-deployment solution to enterprise workers through Verizon’s Computing as a Service cloud. The SAP widgetry offers a ready-to-use combination of software, pre-defined services and pre-configured content at a pre-defined price that can be deployed sometimes in as little as eight weeks. Users will be able to access the stuff from their desktops or mobile devices via SAP’s bought-in Sybase Unwired Platform.
Amazon Gives Virtual Private Clouds Internet Access
The Amazon cloud got fitter for the enterprise Tuesday, creating a hurdle for rivals. Its 19-month-old Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) – which involves infrastructure off in a secure, private part of its cloud – no longer requires a secure virtual private network (VPN) connection. It can now be gotten to through the Internet. Users can specify which Amazon VPC resources they want to be directly accessible over the Internet and which they don’t. That means they can set up public-facing EC2 and S3 subnets by setting up virtual networks in the Amazon cloud and keep their back-end databases and application servers sacrosanct.
Verizon and SAP to Jointly Deliver Cloud Computing Enterprise Solution
Verizon and SAP America have announced on that they will jointly deliver the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) rapid-deployment solution to enterprise workers through Verizon's flagship cloud offering, Computing as a Service. Workers will now be able to access SAP CRM from their desktops or their mobile devices. Kerry Bailey, group president, cloud strategy and services for Verizon, stated: "Verizon and SAP have joined forces to harness the true potential of the cloud by delivering proven enterprise applications that enable workers to enhance their ability to serve clients and to better business outcomes. Together, we are opening up a whole new world that allows clients to truly work without boundaries."
Harris Corp., EMC and VCE Announced Alliance for Cloud Computing Solutions
Harris Corporation, EMC Corporation, and the Virtual Computing Environment Company (VCE) on Wednesday announced a strategic alliance to jointly develop and market new trusted multi-tenant cloud solutions to further accelerate the adoption of cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) by commercial and government enterprises. The alliance will focus on maximizing the benefits of multi-tenant cloud solutions - which optimize resource sharing while providing high levels of isolation to the tenants and quality of service throughout a shared environment. More importantly, users would be able to have added confidence that the underlying infrastructure has enhanced security and is operating to the specified level of assurance and compliance.
Forecasting Conditions for the 2011 Data Center
They say you can’t predict the weather. Like so many clichés, however, this one isn’t quite true. Meteorologists have a host of tools at their fingertips that help them recognize, track and analyze weather patterns in order to support predictions that are often accurate, or at least reasonably close. The same is true in the computing industry, where patterns emerge in data centers and enterprises much as cloud formations become apparent in the skies. With a careful eye and extensive knowledge informed by years of experience and frequent conversations with frontline IT professionals, we can predict future trends with a relatively high degree of accuracy. The beginning of a new decade is an opportune moment in which to forecast where virtualization – the primary IT initiative of our time – will encounter stormy weather and where it might be welcomed by clear skies.
Racemi Enables Physical and Virtual Servers to Migrate to Cisco UCS
Racemi is announcing a fast, easy and non-disruptive way to move another physical or virtual server to Cisco UCS, whether one or hundreds. This company is on a roll today announcing availability of its DynaCenter software with support for Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS), which provides a fast and easy way to migrate existing physical or virtual server images to UCS. In the past month, Racemi announced support for conversions between VMware, Xen and Hyper-V virtual servers in any combination or direction and enabling hybrid cloud implementations for Amazon EC2 and Rackspace by automating movement of server workloads from on-premises datacenters or private clouds. DynaCenter is image-based provisioning software that automates the movement of entire server images, whether physical or virtual - including operating systems, storage and network configurations and applications - to an...
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Cloud Expo 2010 East Opening Keynote by Oracle

View this Keynote, recorded live at the Jacob Javits Center, featuring Richard Sarwal, CSVP of Development and Hasan Rizvi, Senior Vice President of Oracle Fusion Middleware Products.

The Science of Doing Business in the Clouds
During this Cloud Expo Day Two Keynote, Tony Bishop will describe Adaptivity’s systematic and prescriptive approach that combines Fit-for-Purpose infrastructure technologies and management capabilities in order to create the optimal economics, environment and autonomics needed for the business to leverage cloud services.

Pete Malcolm, CEO of Abiquo Live From New York City
Join Pete Malcolm, CEO Abiquo, for this vendor-neutral keynote, where you will learn about the next chapter in the Virtualization story. What it is, what it means, why open standards are key, and most importantly, how it will revolutionize the way your organization manages IT.

Keynote: Cloud Computing: Separating Hype from Reality
Rex Wang, VP of Product Marketing at Oracle will explore how enterprises are likely to adopt public and private cloud computing, building on a foundation of virtualization infrastructure and management systems.

The Time is Right for Enterprise Cloud Computing
During his keynote, Rich Marcello, Senior Vice President of Unisys, will discuss the latest technologies and approaches that help knock down these barriers, creating the opportunity for attendees to now consider cloud managed services as part of their data center journey to secure "IT as a Service".

Accelerating Innovation with Cloud Computing
Join Shelton Shugar, Senior Vice President of Cloud Computing at Yahoo! for a keynote elaborating on how Yahoo! and consumers benefit from Yahoo! Cloud Services and will describe Yahoo! Cloud Services and technologies.

Cloud Expo Breaking News
SYS-CON Events announced today that UnboundID, a leading provider of real-time identity management software for cloud, mobile and social applications, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 8th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. UnboundID is an emerging leader in the field of next-generation identity management. Its Directory Services solutions enable organizations to deliver more revenue-generating applications while significa...
Government IT departments have concerns that are different from their private sector counterparts such as a lack of a procurement strategy and legacy skills sets and personnel tied to old technologies. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Logan Kleier, CISO for the City of Portland, will illustrate what the City of Portland’s IT department thinks about the opportunities and obstacles of cloud services, as well as the opportunities related to enhanced disaster recovery for critica...
How will your deployment choice today radically affect your upgrade, scaling, and performance tuning strategies tomorrow? In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Tobias Kunze, Senior Director of Cloud Platforms at Red Hat, will on-board an application to Amazon EC2 and the Rackspace Cloud using cloud APIs, a scripting approach based on Chef, and finally with a Platform-as-a-Service. Next, he'll dive into upgrading strategies for middleware and application code where downtime is not ...
How do you build enterprise applications on Google's cloud platform? In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Chris Schalk, Google Developer Advocate at Google, will review the entire Google Cloud Platform of technologies and explain how to build enterprise applications on it. Chris Schalk is Google Developer Advocate at Google. He is also one of the original members of the OpenAjax Alliance. Prior to Google, he was a Principal Product Manager and Java Evangelist for Oracle's appl...
Applications and data are moving to the cloud, and avoiding vendor lock-in has become a major concern. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Doug Tidwell, Senior Software Engineer at IBM, will focus on Apache libcloud and the Simple Cloud API, open source projects that let your applications work with multiple cloud providers. He will start with a simple application that uses cloud storage and virtual machines. After using live data and VMs in the cloud, he'll add more features su...
While it’s easy to enumerate all the benefits businesses gain when they move to the cloud, it is also important to understand the challenges. Migrating existing workloads with thousands of users, terabytes of data and client software version requirements takes planning and time. Meanwhile, the economics of the cloud, the rise of the mobile workforce and the consumerization of IT are making the transformation to the cloud almost a foregone conclusion. In his session at the 8th International Clo...
Top Stories for Cloud Expo Europe

Kevin L Jackson launched the "Government Cloud Computing Journal" on Ulitzer. The online magazine offers stories and articles on the effective use of cloud computing technologies within the government domain. Kevin L. Jackson is a senior information technologist specializing in information technology solutions that meet critical Federal government operational requirements. Currently, he serves as Director, Business Development for Dataline, Inc., and editor of Government Cloud Computing e-zine. Kevin L. Jackson (right) with Cloud Computing Expo conference chair Jeremy Geelan before his presentation on Government Cloud Computing. About Ulitzer.com Initiating content coverage on any topic or launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com  is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much longer. To become a Ulitzer author, anyone can fill out a simple author prof... (more)

Conference News & Updates
Cloud Expo November 1-4, 2010 Santa Clara Sponsor Publicity Program Announced!
By employing the most effective and powerful marketing tools in tech media for more than 15 years, SYS-CON Events, Inc. and Cloud Expo, Inc. intensively pre-publicize Cloud Expo 2010 West - Santa Clara via an unmatched number of channels. Cloud Expo, Inc. publicity platforms include multiple news syndication channels, more than a dozen Ulitzer.com channels, multiple Twitter feeds that are amplified to hundreds of thousands of followers, as well as Cloud Expo's "Most Powerful Cloud Bloggers" platform with millions of page views at http://CloudComputingExpo.com. The event is streamed live to more than 50,000 concurrent viewers at any given time throughout the three days. All key media outlets, technology journalists, and press are VIP-invited to Cloud Expo 2010 West - Santa Clara. SYS-CON.TV produces and broadcasts the most viewed tech interviews with movers and shakers and simulcasts "Power Panels" right from the show floor!
Cloud Expo Is the New PC Expo, Comdex and InternetWorld
This year's West Coast conference attracted 2,250 delegate, more than double a year ago. As far as the expo floor goes, out of 50 sponsors and exhibitors, 46 companies confirmed during the conference that they will participate in the 2010 Cloud Computing Expo at the same or higher level. At SYS-CON Media we see our inventories are filling up to 100% capacity for the months of November, December, and January, and we are seeing better-than-normal RFP activity for the first quarter of 2010.
Cloud Expo "Power Panel" Live from Times Square in New York
Learn about the trajectory of Cloud Computing - where it came from, where it is today, and where it's headed tomorrow - direct from four Enterprise IT industry experts: Greg O'Connor, CEO of AppZero; Tony Bishop, CEO of Adaptivity; K. Scott Morrison, CTO of Layer 7 Technologies; and Marty Gauvin, CEO of Virtual Ark. Moderated by Cloud Expo Conference Chair, Jeremy Geelan, this "Power Panel" was recorded at the Times Square studio of SYS-CON.TV in connection with 5th Cloud Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), held recently in New York City...the Largest Cloud Computing Event in the World.
The World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Computing Bloggers Live on Cloud Expo Website!
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
The Secret Behind The Incredible Growth of Cloud Expo
I can't comprehend that any event producer anywhere in the world today would answer this question by picking any one of the five available options presented. "A leading tool?" What do you mean by "a leading tool?" What other tools would you possibly have in this day and age? This question, the survey itself and its participants belong to the last decade. I personally don't use email anymore; I communicate through "Twitter." We don't do press releases unless we have to; we tweet stories to our roughly 12,000 followers in 8 channels. The news gets amplified to hundreds of thousands instantly. Even during Cloud Expo, we reach more people by Twitter than the announcements we make through loudspeakers in the convention centers. I would love to contact the people who are conducting this survey and ask them if any company answered their first question as "don't really consider it." In an age where I personally hail a cab at an airport through Twitter, I can't possibly comprehend which century bubble those people might be living in.
Further cementing its position as The Largest Cloud Computing Event in the World, the organizers of the 7th Cloud Expo, being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, announced today that the event will also feature – on November 2nd, 2010 – a CloudCamp unconference. CloudCamp @ Cloud Expo is aimed at anyone working with, or interested in working with, cloud technologies. "With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions," said CloudCamp co-founder Dave Nielsen, who will personally be facilitating the process on site at the Jacob Javits. "At CloudCamp," Nielsen continued, "participants will be encouraged to share their thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing."
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is becoming one of the next industry buzz words. It joins the ranks of terms including: grid computing, utility computing, virtualization, clustering, etc. Cloud computing overlaps some of the concepts of distributed, grid and utility computing, however it does have its own meaning if contextually used correctly. The conceptual overlap is partly due to technology changes, usages and implementations over the years. Trends in usage of the terms from Google searches shows Cloud Computing is a relatively new term introduced in the past year. There has also been a decline in general interest of Grid, Utility and Distributed computing. Likely they will be around in usage for quit a while to come. But Cloud computing has become the new buzz word driven largely by marketing and service offerings from big corporate players like Google, IBM and Amazon.
Oracle SVP Hasan Rizvi to Present Opening Keynote at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley
Hasan Rizvi, SVP Product Development at Oracle, will present the opening keynote on extreme performance for your cloud platform at SYS-CON's 7th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-4, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world. The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in Santa Clara November 1-4 and in New York City Spring 2011.
Adaptivity CEO Tony Bishop to Keynote at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley
Leading enterprises are revolutionizing the delivery of IT today. In his keynote on Day 2 of SYS-CON's 7th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-4, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, Tony Bishop, the CEO of Adaptivity, will showcase multiple case studies and lessons learned of Global 2000 organizations that have radically changing the delivery of IT in their organizations by employing Cloud Utility IT models. Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world. The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in Santa Clara November 1-4 and in New York City Spring 2011.
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The World's Most Influential Blogs
InformationWeek has been out and about talking up their most recent CIO survey and keeps calling attention to the fact that one in three CIOs see creating a new business or business model as a driver in 2011. This is not a new phenomenon, but one in three is more CIOs than I would have intuitively t...
Which was distilled down to: APIs need to be more than a service-enabled SDK. Nothing new there, I’ve made that assertion before (and so have many, many, many other pundits, experts, and architects). What Patrick is saying, I think, is that today it is often the case that an infrastructure developer...
Protecting Your Cloud Computing Deployments with Enterprise-Class RBAC
We recently talked about CloudSwitch’s security model while highlighting our integration with Active Directory. Our architecture addresses three areas of protection which we believe are required to make the cloud secure for enterprises – security within the data center, between the data center and ...
Full Encryption & Isolation in the EC2 Cloud

Today, Amazon announced a new version of their Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) offering. This move reflected the learning and requirements from enterprise customers who have tested or deployed VPC over the past year. Initially, VPC was developed to provide a secure tunnel (layer-3) from the customer&...

In the days of yore, a military technique called Defense-in-Depth was used to protect kingdoms, castles, and other locations where you might be vulnerable to attack. It’s a layered defense strategy where the attacker would have to breach several layers of protection to finally reach the intended tar...
Since I’ve mentioned it a couple of times, I thought I’d offer you all a link to my article in Computer Technology Review about The Cloud Tier. The point was to delve into how/when/where/why of cloud storage usage. While there is a lot to say on that topic and the article was of limited word count, ...
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