• TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, April 19, 2012 TIME: 14:00-15:00 LOCATION: Auditorium

From Virtualization to the Cloud and Beyond

Many companies have started virtualization quite a while ago. Nevertheless, they still frequently are in the first wave of virtualization, focusing on Windows servers and their virtualization. The second wave with virtualizing business-critical applications is still at the beginning in many data centers. These systems often have a continuously high workload, so the benefit of reducing the number of servers is somewhat limited. And they are business-critical, so touching them is something organizations don’t tend to do that quickly. However, things are moving forward and for business-critical apps, the (private) clouds offer interesting benefits. So virtualizing them is just logical. But what follows then? Is it sufficient to virtualize and cloud-enable the infrastructure? Or what is next? We put this in the context of the KuppingerCole IT model and look not only at the waves you have to ride (or avoid to ride), but also at the new horizons behind the waves. The real business benefits.

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As the creator of breakthrough concepts like NetWare Open Systems, The Network Services Model, metadirectory, and The Internet Services Model, Craig Burton is one of the leading visionaries and analysts in the computing industry. He is a frequently consulted expert on new technologies and the...


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