IT managers: Develop a private cloud strategy with no lock-in

Intense business demands are driving IT to adopt and use cloud technologies and architectures. But in IT's haste to deliver quick solutions, it can select cloud technologies and vendors in isolation, raising the risk of new infrastructure silos and vendor lock-in.


Deliver cloud results fast without lock-in or added complexity
Avoid locking your organization in to a single vendor's cloud ecosystem and adding IT complexity. Instead, modernize your infrastructure and deliver the flexibility and agility promised by cloud in a practical way—that takes advantage of your existing investments.

Join this webinar to learn strategic considerations for evaluating cloud offerings that deliver results quickly and provide:

  • Interoperability to develop and run a diverse set of applications and business services across heterogeneous infrastructures.
  • Portability to move applications and data to an in-house or external provider.
  • Access to innovation.
  • Agility to respond to modern business needs.

Red Hatters Gordon Haff and Joe Fitzgerald explain how to evaluate cloud solutions that provide choice and consistent value while rapidly delivering results.


Date: September 4, 2013

  • 13:00 UTC | 9 a.m. (New York) / 3 p.m. (Paris) / 6:30 p.m. (Mumbai)
  • 18:00 UTC | 2 p.m. (New York) / 8 p.m. (Paris) / 11:30 p.m (Mumbai)
  • 01:00 UTC | 6:30 a.m. (Mumbai) / 9 a.m. (Singapore) / 11 a.m. (Sydney)
Length: 01:00
Language: English
Audience: Business and Technical


Gordon Haff Cloud evangelist, Red Hat
Joe Fitzgerald Senior director, Cloud Strategy, Red Hat

About Gordon Haff: Gordon Haff is a cloud evangelist at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, he wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems, from minicomputers to large UNIX servers, to market while at Data General. He has engineering degrees from MIT and Dartmouth, and an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson School.
About Joe Fitzgerald: Joe Fitzgerald helps shape Red Hat's cloud strategy and solutions. Joe is the former CEO and co-founder of ManageIQ, a leading provider of enterprise cloud management solutions, which was acquired by Red Hat and is now an integrated part of Red Hat CloudForms. Joe also co-founded Novadigm (NASDAQ: NVDM), a provider of large-scale configuration management solutions, recognized by Gartner and IDC for its signature desired-state and policy-based management innovations and many times over as a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader. Through the acquisition of Novadigm by Hewlett Packard’s Software Business Unit, Joe became the CTO and director of product development, and was honored as an HP distinguished technologist in 2005. Joe has more than 30 years of experience providing operations, systems, and configuration management solutions to hundreds of enterprise-class IT organizations worldwide and has coauthored numerous patents, including those underlying ManageIQ’s adaptive management and Novadigm’s desired-state technologies.

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