While it may seem that everyone and their mother is moving to the cloud, the truth is that many enterprises are still wary about moving into public, shared infrastructures. But there are undeniable business benefits to cloud computing, and enterprises are beginning to ask: How can we get the cost of IT operations and application delivery down? That’s where private clouds come into play.
George Gilbert, co-founder and partner for analyst firm TechAlpha, moderated a discussion among representatives from infrastructure/hardware, the infrastructure management layer, and public clouds — including James Urquhart, technology strategist for Cisco (s csco) (@jamesurquhart), Chuck Hollis, VP and CTO of Global Marketing for EMC (s emc) (@chuckhollis), Stephen Herrod, CTO and SVP R&D of VMware (s vmw); Scott Morrison (@kscottmorrison), chief architect of Layer 7; Kia Behnia, CTO of BMC (s bmc); and Brandon Watson, director of Microsoft’s (s msft) Azure Services Platform (@brandonwatson) — to discuss the question: What are the pieces that have to come together to make private clouds a reality? Read More about Structure 09: Private Clouds: “It’s About the Services, Stupid”