Webinar

Defining your cloud strategy step by step

31 août 2018 13:00 UTC

WEBINAR SERIES: Defining your cloud strategy step by step

It’s no secret that cloud solutions are necessary to innovate and reduce cost. In fact, Forbes predicts in 15 months, 80% of all IT budgets will be committed to cloud apps and solutions.

Successful adoption of cloud infrastructures requires more than technology. You have to consider your technology, people, and processes, and craft a path of small wins that form the building blocks of a successful transformation. The end result is a simplified, fully automated private cloud.

In this webinar series, we’ll outline the journey to a flexible and managed cloud infrastructure with these webinars:

  1. Key considerations of an effective cloud strategy
  2. Architecting your cloud for maximum flexibility
  3. Agile IT with automation and infrastructure as code
  4. Unified IT management and policy strategies
  5. Building a private cloud with Red Hat© Virtualization and Red Hat CloudForms

 

WEBINAR 1: Key considerations of an effective cloud strategy

One of the most pressing questions enterprises have is: “Should we move to the cloud or stay on-premise?” For many, the answer is a blend of both. Determining your organization’s cloud strategy can be complex. Important considerations must be made about security and compliance requirements, balancing the needs of developers, and the existing infrastructure implementations.

In this webinar, we’ll identify multiple considerations you’ll face when you start thinking about your cloud strategy, and we'll walk through managing those critical choices. We’ll cover how to:

  • Evaluate the best mix of private and public cloud options for your business.
  • Prioritize services for your developers and end users.
  • Identify new approaches to freedom of choice, mobility, and accelerating service delivery.
  • Define a cloud strategy that accelerates delivering new applications and innovative solutions.

 

Speakers:

Matt Nolan, Senior cloud architect, Cloud Infrastructure Practice, Red Hat

Stephane Lefrere, Director, Cloud Infrastructure Practice, Red Hat

 

WEBINAR 2: Architecting your cloud for maximum flexibility

Once a cloud strategy is established, the next step is to put everything together in a way that delivers scalability, flexibility, and efficiency. This involves identifying your most common private cloud use cases and applying example architectures to meet those use cases.

Open management frameworks allow you to securely deliver any application to any cloud or virtual infrastructure. And an enterprise automation framework lets organizations simplify the delivery of complex services and manage them more efficiently.

In this webinar, we’ll detail critical steps in deploying infrastructure and management platforms that allow you to operate more efficiently and accelerate service delivery. We’ll cover how to:

  • Choose the right platforms for your business.
  • Identify your business objectives and map them to appropriate technologies.
  • Define the processes and services that can be automated.
  • Start small and scale quickly.

 

Speakers:

Matt Nolan, Senior cloud architect, Cloud Infrastructure Practice, Red Hat

Julio Villarreal Pelegrino, Principal cloud architect, Red Hat

 

WEBINAR 3: Agile IT through automation and infrastructure as code

Infrastructure as code (IaC) is key to the accelerated delivery of applications. Reducing delivery from weeks to hours, IaC lets operational teams easily provision across environments, providing granular control, enhanced security, and repeatability—all with low risk. 

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to effectively develop and deliver a cloud-native platform and cloud-ready infrastructure using infrastructure-as-code concepts. You’ll learn how to:

  • Align IaC with your principles, practices, and goals.
  • Identify common challenges and use cases for infrastructure as code.
  • Evaluate a dynamic infrastructure solution.

 

Speakers

Julio Villarreal Pelegrino, Principal cloud architect, Red Hat

Stephane Lefrere, Director, Cloud Infrastructure Practice, Red Hat

 

WEBINAR 4: Unified IT management and policy strategies

Hybrid cloud adoption grew 3x in just the last year, increasing from 19% to 57%. This growth has put renewed focus on platforms that are able to efficiently and consistently unify, manage, and monitor across a range of environments.

Open automation frameworks have proven to not only reduce or eliminate the challenges of managing across environments, but also drive operational efficiency.

In this webinar, we’ll show you how you can manage your cloud infrastructure within a unified operational model. We’ll cover how to:

  • Unify systems and services for your infrastructure.
  • Provide comprehensive analytics and metrics regardless of cloud or infrastructure platform.
  • Use automation and architecture extensibility for policy-based management.
  • Optimize existing investments using open integration with external service managers and operations tools.

 

Speaker:

Matt Nolan, Senior cloud architect, Cloud Infrastructure Practice, Red Hat

 

WEBINAR 5: Building a private cloud with Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat CloudForms

IT should fuel business innovation, not be the bottleneck. Proprietary virtualization and management solutions can slow productivity, often at a higher cost. To maintain productivity and accelerate innovation, you need flexible, scalable capabilities, free of vendor lock-in.

In this webinar, you’ll learn why and how to manage large and complex datacenters more efficiently—and at a much lower cost—than proprietary virtualization solutions. We’ll cover how to:

  • Create a private cloud environment with Red Hat® Virtualization and Red Hat CloudForms.
  • Architect Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat CloudForms for a multi-datacenter private cloud.
  • Craft a self-service catalog and use self-service provisioning.

 

Speakers:

Matt Nolan, Senior cloud architect, Cloud Infrastructure Practice, Red Hat

Julio Villarreal Pelegrino, Principal cloud architect, Red Hat


Matt Nolan

Senior cloud architect, Cloud Infrastructure Practice, Red Hat

Matt Nolan, senior cloud architect in Red Hat's Emerging Technology Practice, solves strategic technology and business challenges using open source technologies, practices, and principles. He has an extensive background in both technical and business domains assimilating, implementing, and integrating systems to provide value to his clients. Matt has worked extensively on delivering cloud IaaS solutions to deploy and manage thousands of systems across private and public clouds globally.

Stephane Lefrere

Director, Cloud Infrastructure Practice, Red Hat

Stephane Lefrere, director of Red Hat’s center of excellence for cloud infrastructure, helps businesses transform and accelerate innovation using open source cloud and DevOps best practices. He is based in the San Francisco Bay area.

Julio Villarreal Pelegrino

Principal cloud architect, Red Hat

Julio Villarreal Pelegrino, principal cloud architect in Red Hat’s Emerging Technology Practice, helps architect and implement private and public clouds and translate business needs into use cases and IT solutions. He has extensive experience in large enterprise computing environments and with multiple technologies, including OpenStack®, Kubernetes, Docker, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, OpenShift, VMware vSphere, SAN/NAS, networking and multiple programming languages.