Gigaom Research webinar: Maximizing value and minimizing risk with a managed approach to hybrid cloud

For most organizations today, the cloud is one part of a mixed IT environment. The exact mix may vary, but modern organizations often make some use of public cloud infrastructure and applications, and some use of private cloud infrastructure running inside their own data centers. There may also be a set of workloads that are not – yet – suitable for moving to any cloud.

Private cloud deployments tend to be driven and managed by internal IT departments, offered as a service across the business. Public cloud adoption, on the other hand, has been more of a grassroots affair, with individual developers or small teams identifying a requirement and using a credit card to rent the resources they think they need. The IT department may not even know what is happening. As the applications and workloads running in the cloud become increasingly important to the business, recognition has grown that this lack of control or visibility is problematic.

In this webinar, our panel will discuss:

  • How is cloud consumption evolving?
  • What are the risks of letting current models of cloud use continue?
  • How can a business gain visibility and control over cloud use, without alienating developers?
  • What are the advantages of adopting a managed approach to the hybrid cloud?

Speakers include:

  • Paul Miller, Founder, The Cloud of Data
  • Barb Goldworm, President and chief analyst, FOCUS, LLC
  • David S. Linthicum, SVP, Cloud Technology Partners
  • James Urquhart, Vice President of Product Strategy, Dell

Register here to join Gigaom Research and our sponsor Dell for “Maximizing value and minimizing risk with a managed approach to hybrid cloud,” a free analyst roundtable webinar on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. PT.